Skidaway Marine Science Day Schedule

Saturday, October 10

Noon-4 p.m.

CONTINUOUS ACTIVITIES NOON-4 PM

  • University of Georgia Aquarium Open – Free Admission
  • Invertebrates Up-close (Aquarium Invertebrate Lab,)
  • What is really in our water? (Aquarium Phytoplankton Lab)
  • Tours of Sea Dawg (Aquarium Dock)
  • Touch Tanks (Aquarium)
  • Marine Animal Touch Tanks (Aquarium K-4 Classroom)
  • Science Exhibits (Skidaway Institute Quad)
  • Environmental Group Exhibits (Skidaway Institute Quad)
  • Small Boat Display (Skidaway Institute Quad)
  • Tours of Research Vessel Savannah (North Dock)
  • Plankton World (Roebling House)
  • Build a Plankton (Roebling House)
  • Gray’s Reef ROV Activity (Roebling House Pool)
  • Oyster Reef Restoration Displays and Activities (Shellfish Lab Patio)
  • WSVH Georgia Public Radio – Open

SCHEDULED PROGRAMS

12:20-12:50 p.m. — Horseshoe Crabs the Living Fossil — In this hands-on program Dodie Sanders will demonstrate how to “read” and interpret the exoskeleton of a horseshoe crab (Aquarium Lecture Hall)

12:30-1:15 p.m. — Reptile Show with John “Crawfish” Crawford (Cafeteria porch, next to Aquarium)

12:30 p.m. – Plankton Sink-Off Preliminary Round (Roebling House)

1:00-2:00 p.m. – Science Career Information Program (Library Auditorium)

1:00-1:10 p.m. — Fish Feeding — Watch the aquarium staff feed the animals in multiple tanks.  (Aquarium Lobby)

1:00-1:50 p.m. — Coastal Sharks — Devin Dumont (Curator of Exhibits) will give a talk on the ecological importance and local species of sharks.  This is sure to be a great experience for all involved. (Aquarium Lecture Hall).

1:30 pm-2:00 p.m. — Behind the scenes tour of the Aquarium Maximum 10 persons. (Aquarium Lobby.)

1:30 p.m. – Plankton Sink-Off Preliminary Round (Roebling House)

2:00-2:50 pm- The Lives of Fishes. Maryellen Timmons will introduce unique and strange fish adaptations of fishes (Aquarium Lecture Hall).

2:00-2:30 p.m. — Behind the scenes tour of the aquarium. Maximum 10 persons. (Aquarium Lobby.)

2:30 p.m. – Plankton Sink-Off Preliminary Round (Roebling House)

2:30 p.m. – Crab Crawl Race (4 years old and younger) – North end of campus.

2:45 p.m. – Dolphin Dash Race (5-7 years old) – North end of campus

3:00 p.m. – Shark Shuffle Race (8-11 years old) – North end of campus

3:00-3:45 p.m. — Reptile Show with John “Crawfish” Crawford (Cafeteria porch, next to Aquarium)

3:30 p.m. – Plankton Sink-Off Final Round (Roebling House)

Information: http://www.skio.usg.edu

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