Gills Club

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.

Email to learn more about joining Gill’s Club.

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 DateTheme
10-SepIntroduction
8-OctShark and Fish Body Mechanics
12-NovBody Forms Scavenger Hunt
10-DecShark Tagging and Tracking
14-JanAnimal Behavior
11-FebPhysiology – Respiration Lab
11-MarVisit to Thomas More University Labs
8-AprShark Conservation – Global and Local
13-MayShark Dissection
10-JunRiver Sweep
8-JulGill’s Club Celebration

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