img_8728The theme for 2017 is “IthAquatica: The Cayuga Lake Basin, Flora and Fauna”. The Design will focus on Cayuga Lake Basin featuring the flora and fauna of this important water resource. We will examine the types of plants and animals that depend on the watershed for habitat, from creek to gorge to lake, including salamanders, snakes, frogs and birds in the lake plains region; otters, herons and mud puppies along the lake shore; and the fish and ducks that feed on the lake’s native water plants. The plants and animals selected will be New York native species, complementing the Sciencenter’s 2016 Animal Room expansion featuring New York Native Species.