Capture small invasive crabs, observe herons and cormorants with binoculars, drag a net to collect small bait fish and algae, become a marine citizen scientist…measure the salt and oxygen in the water. Have fun discovering the island Refuge in Stony Creek CT: learn its history. Bring a picnic; choose a glacial rock for your spot.
Family Day at Outer Island
Thu, Jun 22, 2023 - 9:00am Details Buy Tickets
The Friends of Outer Island
The Friends of Outer Island is an all-volunteer organization with 501(c)3 non-profit status working in partnership with the U.S Fish and Wildlife Service and the Connecticut State University System. Our mission is to preserve the natural and coastal resources of Outer Island, provide environmental education and wildlife-dependent recreation to visitors and underrepresented groups, and assist with the maintenance and improvement of island facilities.
Target Audience: Kids (ages 6-12) and Parents
Rain Date: June 23, 2023
Patrons will ride out to the island on a single boat run by Thimble Island Ferry.
Meet at 4 Indian Point Rd, Branford at the Stony Creek Dock.
Tickets generously subsidized through the endowment set up by Elizabeth Hird, the original owner of Outer Island.