Pleasure Beach Programs by the Audubon WildLife Guards
This year the WildLife Guards will again be hosting activities for the public. Below is a list of different programs that will be available. We hope to see you this summer!
Have you ever played the game Jenga? The one where you carefully remove pieces from a tower of blocks. Come play a game with the WildLife Guards and learn how Pleasure Beach’s ecosystem is like a game of Jenga – each piece is important.
Want to learn about the marine creatures that call Pleasure Beach home? Stop by the Touch Tank at the Info Depot to see and touch crabs, snails, mussels and more. Bridgeport’s WildLife Guards will be on hand to share their knowledge about these intertidal inhabitants.
Piping Plover Activity
The Piping Plover, a federally threatened bird species, nests right on the shore of Pleasure Beach. Because their nests and young are very camouflage, visitors might walk right up to them and not realize it. During this kid-friendly program, we will learn about the little things people can do to help these birds nest successfully. We will make marshmallow piping plover chicks and signs to increase awareness about these birds.
Want to learn about the marine creatures that call Long Island Sound home? Meet the Bridgeport Wildlife Guards on the beach at 2pm. We will use a seine net to catch fish, shrimp and other animals that live in the water off shore of Pleasure Beach.
Bird Beak Activity
How do birds use their beaks if they don't have teeth? Which beak is the easiest to use? Find out by playing this fun game!
Birds of a Feather
What makes a bird a bird? How is it different from mammals, reptiles, and fish? During this activity you will learn about the features of birds and make bird masks.
Pleasure Beach Trail Walk
Did you know Pleasure Beach used to have an amusement park? Want to learn more? Join the Bridgeport WildLife Guards for a tour of Pleasure Beach. We will explore both the human and natural history of this amazing place.