Skidaway Marine Science Day Returns – Sat. Oct 15. 12-4 pm

After a three-year hiatus, Skidaway Marine Science Day is back! Join us for this free 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 Grant, UGA Skidaway Institute of Oceanography and Gray’s Reef National Marine Sanctuary.

Visitors to Skidaway Marine Science Day 2022 meet the marine animals in one of the aquarium touch tanks.

During the event, the UGA Aquarium will be open to visitors with no admission fee. Aquarium educators will offer an afternoon full of activities, including a 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 tours of Georgia’s only oyster hatchery and share efforts to revive Georgia’s oyster aquaculture and restore oyster habitat along the coast.

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

Tours of UGA Skidaway Institute’s Research Vessel Savannah are a popular activity at Skidaway Marine Science Day.

Environmental organizations and researchers studying important coastal issues will also have tables with a variety of exhibits and hands-on activities available 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.

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