This class teaches students about shark biodiversity and evolution, physiology, behaviors, and the role of humans in ecology and conservation. We will focus on the role of Marine Protected Areas in shark conservation and the the need for these apex predators in our oceans. We will examine popular shark myths and help students learn critical thinking skills to help them separate fact from fiction in the media. A working shark scientist leads the class and will share ample photos, video, and stories from personal experience while including fun, hands-on exercises that teach math and physics skills.
Class duration: 2 hours
Grade Guidelines - 4th to 8th
Cost: $135 /$25 drop-in
(minimum 6 students / maximum 12 students)
Mondays: 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM
April 3rd to May 8th
Saturdays: 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
April 15th to May 20th
Separate Ocean Excursion
Let’s find some sharks out on the water.
Date: TBD / Cost: TBD
Instructor: Apryl DeLancey
Planned discovery sessions include the following:
Shark biodiversity and origins. What is a Marine Protected Area (MPA)? Why are they important?
Shark bodies and functions. Physiology of shark teeth (fun math involved)
How to think like a shark. Shark physics and navigation.
Human interactions and conservation. MPAs vs. a whole ocean approach (more cool math)
Sharks in pop culture. How to spot a fake shark story!!!