Join us for Skidaway Marine Science Day, a can’t-miss event for all ages, on Saturday, Oct. 15, from noon to 4 p.m. on the UGA Skidaway Marine Science campus, located on the north end of the island. The campus-wide open house will be presented by UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea GrantUGA Skidaway Institute of Oceanography and Gray’s Reef National Marine Sanctuary.

As part of Skidaway Marine Science Day, the UGA Aquarium will be open to visitors with no admission fee. Aquarium educators will offer an afternoon full of activities, including a hands-on reptile exhibit, behind-the-scenes peeks of the aquarium and lab studies on the dock behind the facility.

Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant’s Shellfish Research Lab will provide behind-the-scenes tours of Georgia’s only oyster hatchery and share efforts by researchers to make oyster aquaculture a more durable and sustainable coastal industry.

The UGA Skidaway Institute of Oceanography’s 92-foot ocean-going Research Vessel Savannah will be open for tours and will exhibit science displays.

On the bluff adjacent to the aquarium and along the Jay Wolf Nature Trail, environmental organizations and researchers studying important coastal issues will have tables with a variety of exhibits and hands-on activities for people of all ages.

All activities at Skidaway Marine Science Day are free. Don’t miss out on this exciting event celebrating Georgia’s unique coastal environment.

Food will be available for purchase.

Questions about Skidaway Marine Science Day? Contact Cindy Lingebach at [email protected].