Campers grades K-1 are taking part in our Shark Buster camp.
This week campers are up close, face to face, with large sharks in the Coral Reef Gallery. And if that’s not enough sharks, they get to touch smaller sized species of our toothy friends that are featured in Stingray Beach. It truly is an amazing experience for our campers to learn all about sharks and celebrate Shark Appreciation Day too, which was July 14th.
The campers are learning about sharks, inside and out, including viewing a preserved shark. Tristin Ware, Youth Education Manager states that the program will reveal truths and myths about these ocean predators, especially those related to their appetite. Campers will witness a shark feeding and see exactly what they eat – yum yum! Then, after an off-site camp field trip to the Big Cat Rescue, they will compare shark eating habits to that of the carnivorous cats, noting similarities and differences.
This Shark Buster camp also includes shark related arts and crafts, such as making shark fin hats, and time to splash around at Explore A Shore, the Aquarium’s very own water adventure zone. The week concludes with campers playing a shark trivia game. They will be well prepared for Shark Week which begins August 4th.
Wow! What a fun-filled, educational busy week for our campers! There is only four weeks of summer camps remaining at The Florida Aquarium – don’t miss out, sign up now.