Skidaway Marine Science Day Schedule of Events

SKIDAWAY MARINE SCIENCE DAY

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2013 11AM-3 PM

CONTINUOUS ACTIVITIES (11AM-3 PM)

Jay Wolf Nature Trail, Interpretive Cabin, Learning Gardens (Open at 10 a.m.)

University of Georgia Aquarium Open – Free Admission

Behind the Scenes peeks at the UGA Aquarium. Every 20 minutes (11am-3pm) – pick up your ticket in the aquarium lobby and meet at the back door of the aquarium at your specified time! (Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. No strollers, please.)

Touch Tanks (Aquarium)

Touch Tanks (Aquarium Day Group Room)

Phytoplankton Lab Demo (Aquarium Plankton Lab)

Invertebrate Explorations: A Floating Dock Study (Aquarium Invertebrate Lab)

Crabbing on the Dock 12-3 p.m. (UGA Marine Extension Service Dock)

Environmental Group Exhibits (Skidaway Institute Quad)

Introduction to the online Georgia Coastal Hazards Portal (Skidaway Institute quad)

Studying ocean currents with radar (Skidaway Institute Quad)

Tours of Research Vessel Savannah (Skidaway Institute Dock)

Plankton World (McGowan Library overhang)

Build a Plankton (Tent outside the McGowan Library)

Plankton Sink-Off (Tent outside the McGowan Library) A Sink-Off round every 20 minutes

Science Exhibits (Skidaway Institute Quad & R/V Savannah)

Microbe Hunt – Grab a swab and find the microbes in the world around you. (Skidaway Institute Quad)

Gray’s Reef ROV Activity (Skidaway Institute Quad)

Oyster Reef Restoration Displays and Activities (Shellfish Lab Patio)

 SCHEDULED EVENTS

11:15am — Fish Feeding (Aquarium)

11:30am — Reptile Show with John “Crawfish” Crawford, Marine Educator (Screened porch)

11:45am – Fish Feeding (Aquarium)

12:15pm – Fish Feeding (Aquarium)

12:30 PM – “Bridges and Bulls: A history of Skidaway Island” A talk and walking tour by Dr. Bill Savidge (McGowan Library)

12:45pm – Fish Feeding (Aquarium)

1:15pm – Fish Feeding (Aquarium)

1:30pm – Reptile Show with John “Crawfish” Crawford, Marine Educator (Screened porch)

1:45pm – Fish Feeding (Aquarium)

Participating Environmental and Educational Groups

Georgia DNR-CRD

Gray’s Reef National Marine Sanctuary

The Dolphin Project

Savannah National Wildlife Refuge

Georgia Sea Turtle Center

Tybee Marine Science Center

Skidaway Island State Park

Georgia DNR – Law Enforcement

Savannah State University Marine Sciences Department

Armstrong Atlantic State University Diamondback Terrepin Project

Youth for a Cleaner Environment

LTER Research Project

Friends of the Wildlife Refuge

CCA

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