WILD Weekends

Overview

WILD Weekends
We Inspire Learning through Discovery

WILD (We Inspire Learning through Discovery) Weekends at the Ocean Institute highlight take-home science activities for families.

Each WILD weekend will focus on a different science topic ranging from marine pollution to terrestrial ecology. At the end, families will have the tools to keep the discovery going at home.

Join us for one of the WILD Weekends below. 

Event
Make an ocean creature out of upcycled plastic.

Upcycled Garden Ornaments
WILD Weekend Series

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.

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The ‘Peeples’ Science
WILD Weekend Series

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.

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Moon Jelly in a Jar
WILD Weekend Series

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.