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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.

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Kids chose the species of shark they wanted to make and picked up their mission cards.
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Kids cut out the body pattern and drew the shark eyes.
It was a colorful mess along the length of the shark table.
It was a colorful mess along the length of the shark table.

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The results were varied and fun.
The results were varied and fun.
Each of the sharks had a unique personality.
Each of the sharks had a unique personality.
This little hammerhead was ecstatic.
This little hammerhead was ecstatic.
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