Shark Teeth are Terrific in Upcoming Preschool Education Program

August 06, 2013


Newport, Oregon— “They love story time, they love to touch stuff and they love crafts. You have all those things! Why not bring them here?” exclaimed Anne Catalano, a Newport mother who regularly brings her six children to the Oregon Coast Aquarium’s Aquatots education programs.

Aquatots is offered on the second Wednesday of every month at 10:30 a.m. and is designed for kids ages three to five and is free with paid admission. Incidentally, the Oregon Coast Aquarium also offers admission for just $5.00 every Wednesday for Lincoln County residents. In order to receive the discount admission rate, guest need to provide proof of their Lincoln County Oregon residency.

The upcoming Aquatots on August 14 is themed “Terrific Teeth” in honor of Shark Conservation Week. Children will learn about shark teeth – which can be found in this marine predator’s jaws and on their skin. Activities will include a story, crafts and a chance to touch shark skin, jaws and teeth.

The Aquarium organized the Aquatots program to provide marine science education that is fun and accessible to kids that have not learned to read yet.

As Cheri Jewel, a parent attending July’s program with her child said, “The only problem with this program is getting the kids to leave.”

The Aquarium is open every day this summer from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. For more information, visit www.aquarium.org.

The Oregon Coast Aquarium is dedicated to the highest quality aquatic and marine science programs for recreation and education so that the public better understands, cherishes, and conserves the world’s natural marine and coastal resources. An accredited Association of Zoos & Aquariums institution, this 501(c)3 non-profit organization is ranked as one of the top 10 aquariums in the U.S. Visit us at 2820 S.E. Ferry Slip Rd., Newport, OR. www.aquarium.org, 541-867-3474. Follow us on Facebook.com/OregonCoastAquarium, or Twitter.com/OrCoastAquarium for the latest updates.

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