Re-duce: Tidal Mill

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Vacation Program

  • Wednesday: Reduce. Tidal Mill
  • Wednesday, April 15, 2009
  • 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
  • Designed for ages 6 to 8

Tidal Mills capture the twice daily flow of coastal waters to move machinery often for grinding grain. They teach the power of planning with geography. Construct a working tidal mill that you can manipulate in your bathroom to explore its remarkable ingenuity. Construct its miller and family, its wagons and farmer. Bake pretzels with fresh ground flour.

Find the estuaries that welcomed tidal mills to early Connecticut on Google Earth.

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