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Greenwich Seaside Center Entertains and Educates with Marine Biology Demonstrations

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Watch more and discuss: http://greenwich.itsrelevant.com/content/19895/summer-fun-at-the-seaside-center Families gathered around as a volunteer at the Seaside Center dissected a squid native to the Long Island Sound. "It's really interesting because it's such a bizarre animal, the squid and octopus. They are really weird animals, but there are a lot of correlations between organs that people have: eyes, mouths, brain, lungs. It's really neat to let people see the diversity of the living things that we have," said Tim Walsh, a Seaside Center Naturalist. "We dissected it. It was fun. There were a lot of parts to it and the kids seemed interested in it," said Richie Consiglio, a volunteer at the Seaside Center. The Seaside Center is a fun and educational place for families to learn about and explore the waters around Greenwich. "We have different activities like arts and crafts for the kids. We have shoreline seining where we take one of our large nets out and we see what we can find on the shoreline. We get lots of fish, lots of crab, sometimes flounder, sea robins. We also have animal feeding programs and we run the touch tank all day long," said Walsh. High school volunteers help out at the Seaside Center, and explore future careers. "I want to be a marine biologist when I grow up, so this is a great place for me to learn," said Consiglio. "It's a really great place to see the diversity of Long Island Sound. It's a very important ecosystem here in the northeastern United States. It's really interesting to see people, when they come into our tanks, and they don't realize that all of this life is swimming around them, right beneath their feet," said Walsh. The Seaside Center is open 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Sunday until Labor Day, so catch the fun while you can. Produced By: Taylor Knight