Gills Club

Gills Club returns in Fall 2022!

In partnership with the Atlantic White Shark Conservancy, WAVE’s fun STEM-based education initiative dedicated to helping kids, especially girls, ages 6-14 to build knowledge and confidence in STEM skills as well as form strong community connections. The kids connect with female community mentors and female scientists actively working in STEM-related fields, share knowledge they gain through programming, and facilitate shark and ocean conservation! Each meeting will cover new topics, include hands on activities, and connect Gills with other Club members. Club meetings will be held on the second Saturday of each month. Program times to be confirmed but likely morning hours. Gills must be accompanied by an adult. This is a year long program and we encourage participation in every session for Gills to fully benefit from the experience.

Registration opens in July.

Gills Club is a free program thanks to generous support from the Charlotte R. Schmidlapp Fund, Fifth Third Bank, Trustee.

 2022- 2023 Tentative Schedule

Event DateTENTATIVE Theme
13-AugIntroduction
10-SepShark and Fish Body Mechanics
8-OctBody Forms Scavenger Hunt
12-NovShark Tagging and tracking
10-DecAnimal Behavior
14-JanPhysiology – Respiration Lab
11-FebVisit to Thomas More University Labs
11-MarShark Conservation – Global and Local
8-AprShark Dissection
13-MayAnnual Celebration
10-JunRiver Sweep
8-JulSummer Gathering

Registration will open in July. Sign up for our newsletter to stay informed.  Email us with any questions about Gills Club.