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UGA Aquarium Behind-the-Scenes Tour/Presentation (August 27 or 29 TBD)

August 27 @ 2:30 pm

For this event, SIBC members will drive to the aquarium at 2:30 pm (August 27th or 29th TBD).  Anne Lindsay, the Director of the UGA Marine Extension, will give our group an introduction to the history of the aquarium (Georgia’s first) and outline the many ways it reaches out to entertain, inspire, and teach students of all ages, including pre-K through college and adults.

After Anne’s introduction, our group will split in two smaller groups and each will rotate through two experiences.

One group will explore the aquarium and go “behind-the-scenes” to the area not open to the general public, where Lisa, the curator responsible for acquiring and caring for all the marine animals, will explain all that is done to care for the animals.

The other group will go with another educator to see the labs where students examine phytoplankton, dissect squid and fish, learn about fish taxonomy, and perform all other lab work.  We will also visit the touch tanks, where SIBC members can pick up, touch, and learn about horseshoe crabs, hermit crabs, spider crabs, whelks and mussels.

At 4:00 pm, the aquarium closes and SIBC members will walk out on the bluff overlooking the Skidaway River, where there is a covered pavilion with picnic benches and fans.  We’ll then enjoy a soiree with wine and appetizers that we will bring.

The cost of this event is approximately $12.00/pp.

Details

Date:
August 27
Time:
2:30 pm

Venue

UGA Marine Education Center & Aquarium
30 Ocean Science Circle
Savannah, GA 31411 United States
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Phone
(912) 598-2496

Organizer

Hugh Upton
Phone
(408) 912-0611