Gills Club

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic and the new public health guidelines, we have new safety guidelines for all programming. Gills Club programs are currently on hold. We will post more virtual or in-person opportunities as details become available.

Gills Club and WAVE Foundation at Newport Aquarium are teaming up to provide fun and exciting STEM learning opportunities, all about sharks!


Gills Club is back for our 4th year of programming in partnership with the Atlantic White Shark Conservancy. Gills will 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 students ages 6–13; must be accompanied by an adult. Register online now to reserve your free spot in our new club!

April 24th – Virtual 2021 Gills Club Kickoff – 10-11am

Join us for a celebration of spring and sharks! We are excited to reconnect and share in our shark enthusiasm. We are working to connect with a researcher now and will have more details about the guest speaker soon.

June 26th – Summer Shark Celebration at Newport on the Levee – 9-10:30am

Celebrate Shark Summer with your fellow Gills. Join us for this in-person event to reconnect and dive into shark science, together. This meeting will be facilitated in alignment with any current public health recommendations at the time. Stay tuned for details.




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