Girls interested in science — especially sharks, skates and rays — are invited to a free meeting of the Gills Club from 1:00-2:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 19th at Mote Marine Laboratory. Mote is partnering with Atlantic White Shark Conservancy, which created the Gills Club, to bring science to more girls in our community. The Gills Club is geared toward girls ages 6-13, and families are also welcome.
May Meeting Theme: Estuary Science
Many shark species call Sarasota Bay their home. Estuaries like the Bay are important habitats for sharks and their food. Gills will learn about estuaries and their importance to sharks while exploring mangrove and sea grass habitats. They will practice their observation and data collection skills on a mangrove scavenger hunt, use critical thinking to perform water chemistry tests and learn about field sampling techniques while collecting and identifying live aquatic specimens in the bay.
This will be an outdoor meeting. Additional information about where to meet and what to bring will be sent out in a reminder email to all registered participants the week before the meeting. Please note: activities may vary depending on weather conditions.
Participation in the Gills Club events is free but does not cover visiting Mote Aquarium. RSVP is required for all meetings of the Gills Club and children must be accompanied by an adult. Space is limited and registration is taken on a first come, first serve basis and will close the Friday before the event at 5:00 p.m. (or sooner if we reach maximum capacity).
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions or to cancel your reservation.