April 21,2012 Rookery Bay Earth Day: A reconstructed mangrove shoreline wraps the large aquarium with explanations and examples of the inhabitants like this roseatte spoonbill. Photo by Gordon Campbell/Special to the Daily News.
Rain hampered but didn't totally wash out Earth Day at Rookery Bay. While outdoor activities like hiking & kayaking were mostly a bust the sophisticated indoor learning center saved the day. Families enjoyed everything from the touch tank and fish feeding to a series of highly produced nature movies. Displays inside educated people on the nature and value of our estuarine and mangrove environments with replica birds, fish and informational signage too. Later on a live snake presentation held attendees' attention. For more info on the facility including membership & activities visit http://www.rookerybay.org/learning-center .