Have you ever found a shell on the beach and wondered where it came from? Believe it or not, that shell was made by an animal! This week we will be learning about different types of animals that make shells, such as snails and oysters. We’ll also introduce you to a live hermit crab who lives in a shell created by another animal.
This program is part of the Aquarium Afternoons series. Every Thursday in June and July, marine educators at the UGA Aquarium will host family programs designed to inspire wonder and curiosity about the coast. Activities and topics covered each week are different. Programs may include a mix of games, art, stories and live animal encounters that provide fun learning experiences about the ocean. Children of all ages are welcome, but activities are designed for ages 4-8 years old with an accompanying adult.
For each session downloadable activity sheets will also be available with ideas to get you and your family exploring coastal topics at home. Activity sheets will be added to the event posting on our website the day before the program.