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.
Featured Expert
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Robert Vega
Robert oversees a conservation program by the Texas Parks and Wildlife, Coastal Conservation Association (CCA). Today, fisheries of red drum and spotted seatrout populations are stable in response to this coastal management plan. His staff will share hands-on experiences of a great conservation approach to sustainable fisheries.

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

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Robert Vega
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Alicia Walker
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Linda Fuiman
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Robert "Buzz" Botts
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Jay Tarkington
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Jace Tunnell
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