Rutgers Institute of Marine and Coastal Sciences [Dept. of Animal Sciences]

Family Fun

A collection of programs designed for all ages to enjoy the wonders of the natural world.  Perfect for the whole family!

Family Fun programs are free but registration is required.

 

Creatures of the Muck
May 7, 2015
6:30-7:30 PM

Some say mud, some say muck; researchers say sediment. Whatever you call the estuary and ocean floor it hides loads of life. Join us as we explore the creatures of the muck. We'll collect, discover and identify a variety of sediment dwellers with the help of Rutgers University scientist Rose Petrecca who studies these creatures.

Build an Underwater Robot A
June 16th, 2015
6:30 –8:00 pm

A variety of underwater robots are used to explore our underwater world. You'll discover how Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROVs) are used and what they are used for and then you will build an ROV to run in our pool. Age limit: 7 and up.
Space is limited.

Build an Underwater Robot B
June 23rd, 2015
6:30 –8:00 pm

A variety of underwater robots are used to explore our underwater world. You'll discover how Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROVs) are used and what they are used for and then you will build an ROV to run in
our pool. Age limit: 7 and up.
Space is limited.

Life in the Salt Marsh
July 10th, 2015
10:00 -11:00 am

Salt Marsh ecosystems are some of the most productive places on Earth. Join the Wetlands Institute as you explore the extremely important elements of a salt marsh including: tides, mud, sun grasses, bacteria, fiddler crabs, snails, plankton, fish, terrapins, birds and how all of these elements effect humans. Hands-on activities and live animal touch tank.

Sandpiper Flatties
July 13, 2015
2:00 -3:30 pm

Ever wonder about the little birds you see running along the beach? Join the Tuckerton Seaport as they share the wonder of shorebirds. You'll paint your very own traditional sandpiper flattie to take home. For ages 5 and up. Space is limited.

Clams and Oysters, Oh My!
July 22nd, 2015
10:00-11:30 am

Join ReClam the Bay as we explore clams and oysters and how they are an important part of the ecology of our bays. Trained shellfish gardeners will show and share how shellfish help the marine environment
and how all of us can help the shellfish population and the health of the Bay.
Please register by July 17th.

Redknot Flatties
August 1st, 2015
10:00-11:30 am

Ever wonder about the little birds you see running along the beach? Join the Tuckerton Seaport as they share the wonder of shorebirds. You'll paint your very own traditional redknot flattie to take home. For ages 10 and up. Space is limited.

Something Smells Fishy
August 18, 2015
7:00– 8:00 pm

Spring is coming! What better way to celebrate than a fun filled fishy evening! We'll discover the fish that live in Great Bay and the nearby ocean. We'll explore how they survive and are adapted to specific habitats. You'll also get the chance to try your hand at fish printing. Fun for the whole family.


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