Did you know the ocean currently contains 5.25 trillion pieces of trash and counting? This WILD Weekend takes “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle” to the next level by addressing the ever-growing issue of marine plastics pollution with an upcycled art project. Participants will be creating sea-life-shaped garden ornaments out of single-use plastics and other common sources of marine debris.
Do you like Peeps? Have you tested the scientific property of Peeps? Candy Peeps are not only a great seasonal holiday treat but a fun way to explore chemistry and science. We will test the solubility of peeps, why peeps sink or float, how temperature effects the structure of peeps, and finally make peep slime that you can take home.
Moon Jellies in a Jar will be a fun and interactive experience for all participants. This activity will educate visitors about different jelly species, whilst diving into the serious problem of plastics in our ocean. Both kids and parents will be able to make their very own jelly in a jar to take home and experience a moon jelly feeding by our animal husbandry interns. Come explore the world of jellies and learn how you can prevent plastics from entering our ocean.