RYE Rye 1623 will present Henry Burke speaking on "Flora of the Seacoast, Past and Present," Wednesday, July 10, at 6:00 at the Seacoast Science Center, 570 Ocean Boulevard. After a PowerPoint presentation and discussion of how the flora of Seacoast New Hampshire has changed over time, we will head outside to take a closer look at some of the flora found on the grounds of Odiorne Point State Park.

Henry Burke is a graduate of the University of Vermont with a degree in Ecology. He presently works as Program Director at the Seacoast Science Center, where he directs science day camps, facilitates school programs, and designs Eco-trip adventures around the globe.

Rye 1623 is a committee of the Rye Historical Society, formed to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the first settlement in New Hampshire, at Odiorne Point in 1623. Earlier programs featured the geological formation of the seacoast; and the sunken forest, which occasionally appears in several areas of Rye. Katie Brodeur will discuss Past and Present Fauna of the Seacoast on Aug. 7 at 6 p.m. also at the Seacoast Science Center.

All are invited and there is no charge.