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June 2018

Toddler Touch Tanks

June 26, 9:30 am - 10:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:30am on Tuesday, repeating until June 26, 2018

UGA Marine Education Center And Aquarium, 30 Ocean Science Circle Savannah, GA 31411 United States + Google Map
$6

Explore the coast with your child in a unique setting perfect for inspiring wonder and curiosity. A mix of games, art, stories and animal encounters provide fun learning experiences about the ocean. Children 3-5 years old are welcome and must…

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Family Field Trip: Marsh Mucking

June 28, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
$15

Pull on your mud boots and join educators on a trek through Georgia’s expansive salt marshes. Watch fiddler crabs dancing, hum to periwinkle snails and search for signs of other animals, like raccoons and birds, that use this important coastal habitat. Ages 5…

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Behind-the-Scenes Aquarium Tours

June 28, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Thursday, repeating until July 26, 2018

$10

Have you ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes at the UGA Aquarium?  Visitors are invited to spend the afternoon exploring our exhibits before learning what it’s like to care for our native marine animals during a behind-the-scenes tour…

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Crabbing 101

June 30, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
UGA Marine Education Center And Aquarium, 30 Ocean Science Circle Savannah, GA 31411 United States + Google Map
$15

Did you know the scientific name for blue crab, Callinectes sapidus, means “savory beautiful swimmer”? This delicious crustacean is one of the top fisheries in Georgia. Learn all about these amazing animals during a catch-and-release crabbing lesson on the dock behind the UGA…

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July 2018

Turtle Tuesdays

July 3, 9:30 am - 10:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:30am on Tuesday, repeating until July 24, 2018

Meet a new turtle that's found on the Georgia coast each Tuesday in July at the UGA Aquarium! Feedings at the aquarium's freshwater turtle pond will take place at 9:30 a.m. Following the feeding, marine educators will introduce visitors to one of the aquarium's ambassador turtles…

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Family Field Trip: Maritime Forest

July 5, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
$15

Discover the hidden wonders of the maritime forest during a guided hike with educators that will include interactive games and scavengers hunts. After seeing animals in their natural habitat, visitors can enjoy a live reptile demonstration at the UGA Aquarium and interact with snakes and turtles that serve as ambassador animals for education…

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  • Fish Tetris: Making room for new aquatic friends in the aquarium

    As a Georgia Sea Grant marine education intern, I divide my time between teaching classes about Georgia’s coastal ecology and natural history to visiting school groups and serving as the aquarium assistant. My role as an aquarium assistant entails ensuring the health and well-being of all our aquatic residents. My usual tasks involve helping prepare food, cleaning protein skimmers, and…
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