Come meet Ossabaw, the Loggerhead Sea Turtle!
And enjoy an afternoon of activities, tours and talks will make Skidaway Marine Science Day a can’t-miss event for all ages on Saturday, Oct. 13, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the University of Georgia Skidaway Marine Science Campus, located on the north end of the island (10 Ocean Science Circle, Savannah, Ga. 31411). The campus-wide open house will be presented by the UGA Skidaway Institute of Oceanography, UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Gray’s Reef National Marine Sanctuary.
The UGA Aquarium, run by Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant, will be open to visitors with no admission fee. Aquarium educators will offer visitors an afternoon full of activities, including a hands-on reptile exhibit, behind-the-scenes peeks of the aquarium, fish feedings and microscope investigations. A touch tank exhibit will allow guests of all ages to get up close and personal with common coastal invertebrates such as spider crabs, whelks and horseshoe crabs.
Visitors will also have the opportunity to meet the aquarium’s newest temporary resident, a loggerhead hatchling that was discovered in early August as a straggler in a nest on Ossabaw Island by the Georgia Department of Natural Resources.