Exploring nature in Mattapoisett

Aug 07, 2018
Courtesy of: Marion Natural History Museum Nature Explorers prepare for a tour of Mattapoisett Harbor with Assistant Harbormaster Bob Clavin.

Mattapoisett — The Nature Explorer group, run by Marion Natural History Museum staff through MattRec, spent the week of July 30 exploring Mattapoisett's open spaces.

Along with crabbing, netting fish, building cairns, discovering types of sea weeds and salt marsh vegetation, and plenty of swimming, the group met Coast Guard Fairhaven and Marion Flotilla members for a tour of Ned's Point lighthouse.

Participants learned about oyster farming with Bob Field and enjoyed a final day wrap-up boat tour of the harbor courtesy of the Mattapoisett harbormaster's office.


The explorers perform an experiment aimed at learning about what makes a watershed healthy. Food dye represents stormwater pollution. (Courtesy of: Marion Natural History Museum)
The Explorers and those who helped them explore gather in front of the Ned's Point Lighthouse. (Photo by: Mation Natural History Museum)
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