Marine Biologist for a Day

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Photo courtesy Oklahoma Aquarium.
Photo courtesy Oklahoma Aquarium.

Wednesday, July 1

Continuing throughout the month of July, the Oklahoma Aquarium offers those ages 12-16 four opportunities to be a marine biologist for the day, the first of which arrives Wednesday, July 1. “Dive into an aquatic adventure and discover what it takes to be a marine biologist,” the aquarium says. “Our junior marine biologists will experience the daily workings of the aquarium, including food preparation, animal feeding and care, water quality test and even performing a necropsy.” With more than 100 exhibits and thousands of animals, there’s no better way to uncover what the aquarium has to offer. See invertebrates, including sponges, barnacles and sea stars; an array of fishes; unique species of Oklahoman waters, including an 120-year-old alligator snapping turtle, a pre-historic paddle fish and alligator gar; mammals, including river otters, beavers and raccoons; and let’s not forget the sharks. Future dates are set for July 17, 22 and 31. Plan to arrive at the aquarium at 8:30 a.m., and explore what’s beneath the surface until 3 p.m. The program costs $75 and all participants should pack a lunch. For more information, vist www.okaquarium.org.

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