The Gills Club with the Atlantic White Shark Conservancy

july, 2018

24jul6:00 pm8:00 pmThe Gills Club with the Atlantic White Shark ConservancyA Shark Week Special Program6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Event Details

Join us for this JAWesome hands on learning opportunity! What makes sharks unlike other animals? What characteristics do they have that enable them to hunt so well? Swim so fast? Learn the basics of shark biology and develop an understanding of their anatomy by participating in a shark dissection. Specimens were caught as part of a sustainable New England fishery, and are fresh (do not contain any dies or preservatives). Attendees will have an opportunity to learn about sustainable fisheries, shark anatomy, and lab practices.

Reserve Your Spot

Recommended Age Range: Girls ages 8 and up

What to Wear and Bring: Girls should be wearing clothes that are okay to get dirty. We recommend short sleeve style tops, and comfortable shoes (they will be standing for the program). We also recommend having hair pulled back in a braid or ponytail, or with a headband.

News to Note: Attendees must be accompanied by a parent.

About the Atlantic White Shark Conservancy: AWSC is a nonprofit organization based in Chatham, MA. The organization supports scientific research, improves public safety, and educates the community, to inspire conservation of Atlantic white sharks.

About the Gills Club: The Gills Club is AWSC’s STEM-based education initiative dedicated to connecting girls with female scientists from around the world, sharing knowledge, and inspiring shark and ocean conservation.


(Tuesday) 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


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