WILTON — “The Rain Forest : A Diversity of Species” will be the topic of a presentation by the Chewonki Foundation at the Wilton Free Public Library at 6 p.m. Thursday, July 2.
The presenter will discuss the links between the flora, fauna and weather patterns of the Northeastern United States and the tropical woodlands. The biodiversity and interdependent relationships within tropical rain forests will be explored through a slide presentation, as well as several hands-on activities.
The current state of the ecosystems and some of the major problems they are facing will be examined. The presenter will show native tropical plants, a live green iguana and giant millipedes, just a few examples of the millions of life forms that support and balance the ecosystems.
Participants will reach into the “Rain forest Grab Bag,” and learn to identify products, which may or may not be sustainably harvested. Participants of all ages will learn what their connection is to the rain forest, fostering the desire to seek out conservation strategies that they can implement in their own homes. 

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