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New mini-aquarium coming to Brooklyn Bridge Park in the fall

The Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy announced that it will build a classroom for kids, outfitted with an aquarium and tidal pool touch tank, this year.

Fishing in the Hudson River

Fishing in the Hudson River

Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy has had a long and loving relationship with the creatures of the East River, especially in offering its regular Seining the River Wild program, where kids drag a net through the water and take time to (gently) hold and observe the bounty: puffer fish, green crabs and even sea horses. Now the Conservancy is poised to build a mini on-site classroom for schoolkids, outfiited with an aquarium and touch tank, where kids can get an up-close look at the marine life in the waters that surround their city.

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According to spokeperson Rachel Fletcher, the classroom, which will be housed in the so-called Plymouth Street Building, will also have hours during which the general public can visit as well. And if you were wondering: The sea creatures that find their way to the aquarium will all be released eventually, staying just long enough to let us land creatures learn a little about their habits and ways of life. We'll let you know when we hear more about this cool, riverside project in Dumbo.

[ht: DNAinfo]

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