Buttonwoods Museum Plans Fun on Banks of Merrimack

Children and families can learn about how scientists clean waterways like the Merrimack River during a Buttonwoods Museum event. (Courtesy photograph.)

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The Buttonwoods Museum, in partnership with the U.S. Geological Survey, hosts a program on the banks of the Merrimack River. Budding scientists can meet an actual water scientist from the USGS, and learn about keeping the river clean and safe.

This STEM-oriented program is offered to elementary and middle school aged students. In addition to meeting the scientist, participants will have the chance to explore the Buttonwoods Museum’s Riverside trail along the Merrimack and to try some of the methods the USGS uses to preserve the river.

This fun learning event is free, but parents/guardians are asked to make a reservation either by filling out a form on the museum’s website or sending an email to [email protected] listing how many children they plan to bring.

It all starts on Thursday, July 11, at 2 p.m. at the Buttonwoods Museum, 240 Water St. for check-in, then moves to the riverside trail. Parking is available at the museum.

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