Celebrate science on this non-instructional day! Free with admission.
Join staff, volunteers and special guests to learn about science. Demonstrations, experiments, scavenger hunts, giveaways and more!
Gulf Islands National Park Reserve, Fort Rodd Hill National Historic Site, Let's Talk Science, LGL Ltd.
Schedule of events:
10:30—Storytime and craft. How do some scientists study the ocean? With scuba, of course. This special storytime will take you diving with your own scuba mask creation.
11:30—Salmon dissection. Join an educator as she dissects a salmon. Learn the form and function of the outside AND the inside of these important fish.
12:30—Water quality testing. One of our animal care staff will come out from behind the scenes to teach how we test our water and keep it healthy.
1:00—Fish-tagging demonstration. Join our special guest biologist and watch her insert a tag into a fish. You’ll have the opportunity to see and hear the technology used in this process.
2:00—Planktonpalooza. Join us for Planktonpalooza and learn more about these amazing organisms then participate in a plankton race. Can you predict the winners with your newfound knowledge? Test it out by designing and building your own plankton. Parent supervision is required for plankton-making.
3:00—Ocean acidification experiment. How would an ocean with increasing acidity affect animals with a shell? Join us for a short cartoon followed by a quick experiment.
3:30—Be a biologist. How do scientists tell one whale from another? Try your hand at photo-identification.