21936
Texas

Become a Marine Scientist in South Texas With Your Grandchild

Get your feet wet with marine biology as you and your grandchild get hands on with marine biologists in the lab and in the ocean to learn about fish, dolphins, sea turtles and more!
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Program No. 21936RJ
Length
6 days
Starts at
1,399 / ADULT
899 / CHILD

At a Glance

You’ve heard the old adage “it takes a village to raise a child,” but did you know it takes a research team to raise a fish? Go behind the scenes with researchers to learn about their work in conservation efforts and see how they raise fish from eggs. Dive into marine biology with your grandchild to gain a better understanding of protecting our oceans and marine life. Explore the sandy beaches of Padre Island National Seashore to collect specimens for examination in the lab. Plus, see a dolphin show at the aquarium, dissect marine organisms, go kayaking near bird rookeries and more!
Activity Level
Keep the Pace
Program takes place primarily outdoors

Best of all, you'll ...

  • On a study bay cruise, trawl for fish, crabs and shrimp and watch for friendly bottle-nosed dolphins swimming alongside the boat.
  • Meet a park ranger at Padre Island National Seashore to hear how researchers protect and conserve endangered Kemp’s Ridley Sea Turtles.
  • Learn how to use a seine net to collect marine critters from the Gulf of Mexico, and try flying a drone as you find out how scientists use them in their research.

General Notes

Program is for grandchildren ages 11-14.
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Jay Tarkington
Captain Jay Tarkington holds a M.S. in Biology and is currently the Director of the Aquatic Education Programs at the Center for Coastal Studies at Texas A&M University. Programs that enhance the environment are Jay's passion - a passion that he loves to share that benefits the coastal environment - as it tells the importance of our past, present, and future. In Jay's leisure time he loves to be outdoors, fishing, camping, and taking road trips with his family.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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