Shark Week Resurfaces at Greensboro Science Heart | Youngsters household
Sharks orbit GREENSBORO, NC – Greensboro Science Center (GSC) has announced the return of its annual Shark Week celebration. This year there is a hot topic, the Shark Olympics.
Shark Week activities take place July 12-17, daily from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Activities and handicrafts are free with general admission or GSC membership.
“Humans are naturally fascinated by sharks, and they take up many facets of our lives – from popular songs to new scientific discoveries, a bit of fun at the same time. This event is also a way to celebrate the importance and diversity of life in our amazing oceans. By dispelling myths and making sharks a little more lovable, we hope to encourage everyone to help protect sharks. “
– Alison Manka, Head of School and Aquarium Programs.
At the Shark Olympics, guests can find out which shark brings gold for competition meals, high jump, freestyle swimming and more!
List of events:
July 12 – Munch, Munch Monday
The guests learn what constitutes the diet of the different shark species. The craft for the day will be a paper plate shark doll.
July 13th – A full Tuesday
Guests are invited to play Myth or Tooth trivia to learn fun facts and strange myths about sharks. The craft of the day will be a shark catcher.
July 14th – Miracle Wednesday
Guests will explore the sharks’ athleticism, including their jumping and swimming skills. The make-and-take craft for the day will be a chewing clothespin shark.
July 15th: Thoughtful Thursday
Guests will learn why we need sharks and what we can do to help them. The make-and-take craft for the day will be a shark fin hat.
July 16 – Freaky Friday
Guests get to meet some of the strangest sharks in the ocean. The make-and-take craft for the day will be a shark mask.
July 17th – Supreme Saturday
Guests will find interesting facts about sharks, including the largest, the fastest, and the oldest. The make-and-take craft for the day will be a shark trivia narrator.
The GSC especially thanks Fins Car Wash for the generous support of Shark Week.
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Via the Greensboro Science Center
A premier family attraction in North Carolina, Greensboro Science Center features the state’s first accredited inland aquarium, a hands-on science museum, an accredited Animal Discovery Zoological Park, a state-of-the-art OmniSphere Theater, and SKYWILD, an animal-inspired treetop adventure park. The GSC is also NC’s only double-accredited Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) and American Alliance of Museums (AAM) science attraction – an honor only 14 attractions in the nation can claim. The Greensboro Science Center, located at 4301 Lawndale Drive in Greensboro, is a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit organization. More information is available at www.greensboroscience.org.