Sandbar Shark

Gills Club

The National Aquarium, in partnership with the Atlantic White Shark Conservancy and Mote Marine Laboratory, is pleased to offer kids ages 5 through 12 the opportunity to get smart about sharks through Gills Club events hosted at the National Aquarium.

Gills Club is a STEM-based education initiative dedicated to connecting girls with female scientists from around the world, sharing knowledge and inspiring shark and ocean conservation. The Gills Club harnesses girls' passion for sharks, nature and the environment by giving them the opportunity to engage in projects focused on making a significant impact on the way sharks are perceived by the public. 

The National Aquarium Gill’s Club will meet monthly beginning in September, 2016. Gills will have the opportunity to meet a female scientist studying sharks and have some fun exploring the world of sharks through interactive hands-on stations.

There is no fee for the club. However, space is very limited and preregistration is required.

There is no fee for the club. However, space is very limited and preregistration is required.

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Contact

For more information, contact Kim Dixon, National Aquarium Youth Program Coordinator at 410-576-3888.


Winter/Spring Meeting Dates

Eco Tourism

January 21
1 - 2 pm Younger Gills (ages 5-7)
2 - 4 pm Older Gills (ages 8-12)

Members will learn what Eco-Tourism is and how eco tourism affects sharks.

Elusive Elasmobranchs

February 25
1 - 2 pm Younger Gills (ages 5-7)
2 - 4 pm Older Gills (ages 8-12)

Explore the lives of deep sea sharks and bioluminescence.

Women in Science

March 18
1 - 2 pm Younger Gills (ages 5-7)
2 - 4 pm Older Gills (ages 8-12)

Learn about some of the premiere shark researchers and how they made their splash in science. We will also look at the science of SCUBA diving.

Ocean Exploration

April 15
1 - 2 pm Younger Gills (ages 5-7)
2 - 4 pm Older Gills (ages 8-12)

Learn what an oceanographer does and why they are important to studying sharks.

Plastics in the Ocean

May 13
1 - 2 pm Younger Gills (ages 5-7)
2 - 4 pm Older Gills (ages 8-12)

Learn how plastics can cause serious health problems to the sharks and the ocean.

Celebrate a year of the Gills Club!

June 10
1 - 2 pm Younger Gills (ages 5-7)
2 - 4 pm Older Gills (ages 8-12)


To learn more about the Gills Club, visit http://www.gillsclub.org.