Tuesday, March 29, 2011

SCCF presents program on currents and tides

Whether it is shelling, fishing, boating, birding or just enjoying the view of the water, tides and currents affect most of our lives daily.

A program entitled "Tides, Currents And The Florida Shelf" will be presented on Thursday, April 7 starting at 2 p.m. at the SCCF Nature Center, located at 3333 Sanibel Captiva Road.

If you have wondered why the islands sometimes have just one tide a day, this program may be of interest to you. If you have wondered why you can see sea grasses when the tide chart says it is high tide, you may be interested in this program.

If that isn’t enough, maybe this past April you began to hear an unfamiliar place – the Florida Shelf. Where is it and why it was our guardian angel during and after the BP disaster?

Stop by SCCF’s Nature Center on Thursday, April 7 at 2 p.m. for an introduction how water behaves as the earth spins, the moon revolves and the winds blow. SCCF members and children 17 and under are admitted free, while the program costs $5 for non-members. Special to the Reporter

For more information, call 472-2329 ext. 203 or visit www.sccf.org.

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