“FINtastic Sharks: Monster Fish”
Rocklin, CA – “We’re gonna need a bigger boat!” Our love of sharks, both modern and prehistoric, just cannot wait until the end of the month for the 30th Anniversary of Shark Week. We are hosting our own “fintastic” tailgating party to celebrate these impressive fish! Children can examine Carcharocles megalodon teeth, learn about ampullae of Lorenzini, debunk shark myths, and play Jaws Jeopardy! (Recommended Age Guppy+)
As this is an open house style event, additional activities throughout the two hour workshop will be offered such as Museum tours, a StoryTime presentation of Gilbert the Great (written by Jane Clark), the “Science of Shark” lab practicum, shark jaws arts and crafts, marine ecology food web, and Gone Fishin’ prize booth. Sink your Teeth into our shark snacks and enjoy a cup of cool, chum punch.
Mrs. Greve concludes, “It’s the perfect weekend activity for families, grandparents, scout groups, and home schools. Our feature presentation will be an outdoor laboratory *shark dissection with Professor Bert Skillen, (Sierra College’s Marine Biology instructor).
*Not an endangered species; not caught for sport; dogfish shark are common scientific specimens.
10am-12pm, Saturday July, 72018.
Sewell Hall. Sierra College Natural History Museum
5000 Rocklin Rd, Rocklin, CA 95677
More About Free First Saturdays
Come join Sierra College professors, museum staff, and scientists as they present a fun, open-house science workshop for kids ages 4 to 104 years old!
Museum Director, Rachael Greve, explains more about this new, Free First Saturday initiative at Sierra College Natural History Museum, “each month will host a unique theme such as dinosaurs, marine mammals, Pleistocene megafauna, volcanoes, bats, fossils, carnivorous plants, microbes/stinky foods, magnetic slime, marble runs, astronomy, a Lego buffet, and more! We’ll have STEM maker stations for children to explore, create, and tinker. Docent-led tours of the Museum will be offered, as well as games, crafts, and snacks. Admission is one hundred percent FREE.”
When asked about the premise of the new program, Greve shared, “Free First Saturdays allows the Museum to engage local families and youth through Science Technology Engineering Arts Math initiatives; families connecting and communicating with one another through their love of science. It’s been wildly successful, with our first five programs welcoming almost thirteen hundred visitors!”
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