Shark Day at the AMNH
Posted June 24, 2014
On Sunday, June 22, the American Museum of Natural History hosted “Sharks,” a part of their Millstein Science Series. This month is Shark month and in order to raise awareness about these magnificent creatures, the museum created an event where families could learn about sharks.
ESI and Come Out and Play created and ran two games that took place along side talks, a gameshow, and Q&A sessions with experts. These learning activities allowed children to learn about Shark anatomy, the various species, behavior, and have fun while doing so.
The turnout for the event was great. Fabien Cousteau called in from the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean. Paleontologists and Elasmobranchologist (shark scientists) answered questions from the crowd.
The ESI game let kids take on shark related missions and make a shark hat from construction paper and glue. The hats were a huge attraction and before the end of the day, shark-headed children were everywhere in the Millstein Science Center.