Greensboro Science Center Celebrates World Oceans Day


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On Saturday, June 10 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Greensboro Science Center (GSC) visitors are invited to celebrate the sea with special activities designed to commemorate World Oceans Day. Activities include an ocean-themed stroller decorating contest, crafts, educational talks and temporary tattoos.

Visitors are encouraged to come with strollers or wagons decorated to represent the theme of World Ocean Day: Why I Love the Ocean. A parade will take place at 11:30 a.m., during which GSC officials will select winners. The first-place winner and his or her family will have the opportunity to watch — and help — a penguin paint a piece of art with colors of his or her choosing. The winner will be allowed to keep the original artwork as a souvenir. The top 20 winners and their families will be invited to a VIP Meet the Animals presentation to be held at 3 p.m. that afternoon. Judges will base their selections on the following criteria: use of recycled materials, creativity, flamboyancy, and best theme representation.

Crafts will include making plarn (plastic yarn) bracelets, frenetic fish, and bottle cap murals and critters (visitors are encouraged to bring in their own colorful caps). Octonauts coloring pages and ocean themed tattoos will also be available.

Educational talks throughout the day include:

10 a.m. — Penguin Feeding
11 a.m. — Shark Reef Dive
3:30 p.m. — Penguin Feeding
4 p.m. — Shark Reef Feeding

World Oceans Day activities are free with general admission or membership. General admission is $13.50 for adults ages 14 - 64, $12.50 for children ages 3 - 13, and $12.50 for seniors ages 65+. Children 2 and under and Greensboro Science Center members are free.

Source: Greensboro Science Center


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