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Good Afternoon Watershed Explorers,

I hope this post finds you all well. As we all await news of plans for the upcoming school year, I am eager to meet my new Watershed Explorer friends, even if it is on the computer at first. I hope that all of the former Watershed Explorers will continue to explore and keep in touch through the website. It would be great to here about your adventures, as we navigate the school year together.

I wanted to share some exciting news about an upcoming event that the Rhode Island Audubon Society is hosting. In place of their annual Raptor Weekend, which draws large crowds every year, Audubon is hosting Hawks and Hoots. This event is for smaller groups on Saturday, September 12th and Sunday, September 13th. Registration is required and dates and times are disappearing quickly. If you love raptors, visit and sign up for one of these programs. This is a great way to support Rhode Island's Audubon Society a fantastic local environmental education organization.

Due to the cancellation of our environmental education conference this past May, many of the state's environmental education organizations who take part in the day, didn't have the chance to showcase their amazing work. It would be great if we can still support their efforts by attending virtual or small in-person events like the one above. Roger Williams Park Zoo, Rhode Island Resource Recovery, Norman Bird Sanctuary, Woonasquatucket River Watershed Council, Biomes, New England Aquarium, Save the Bay, Mystic Aquarium, and the Audubon Society of Rhode Island are all providing either online or in-person programs. Consider supporting these great organizations and their educational efforts, and of course have fun learning something as well!!

Happy Exploring my fine friends,

Mrs. Morissette

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