Gills Club

Gills Club and WAVE Foundation at Newport Aquarium are teaming up for a third year of STEM learning and fun!

Gills Club is now hosting meetings with WAVE Foundation at Newport Aquarium for our third year! Gills Club is an education initiative of the Atlantic White Shark Conservancy, and has partnered with WAVE Foundation in a free program series for girls ages 6-13. These girls can connect with community mentors and female scientists actively working in STEM-related fields all around the world, sharing knowledge and inspiring shark and ocean conservation! To learn more about AWSC, please visit or

Each meeting will cover a new topic, include hands on activities, and help you connect with other club members. Meetings will be held on select Saturday’s and are open to WAVE Foundation at Newport Aquarium Gills Club members, girls ages 6–13; must be accompanied by an adult. Register online now to reserve your free spot in our new club!


Session 15: February 8th 9:00-11:00am

Ocean acidification: Conduct an experiment to see how acidity impacts ocean wildlife!

Session 16: April 4th 9:00-11:00am

Shark ethograms: Learn how to use ethograms and conduct an investigation on the sharks in our very own shark tank!

Session 17: June 13th 9:00-11:00am

To be announced!

Session 18: August 1st 9:00-11:00am

To be announced!

Session 19: October 24th 9:00-11:00am

To be announced!

Session 20: December 12th 9:00-11:00am

To be announced!




If you have questions about Gills Club, please contact us at

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Thank you, and we look forward to seeing you this year!