Gill’s Club

The Gills Club and WAVE Foundation at Newport Aquarium are teaming up for a new girls focused STEM initiative!

The Gills Club is now hosting meetings with WAVE Foundation at Newport Aquarium! The 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, where they can connect with community mentors and female scientists actively working in STEM-related fields at Newport Aquarium, sharing knowledge and inspiring shark and ocean conservation. To learn more about AWSC, please visit or

Each meeting will cover a new topic, meet a new expert, and include hands on activities. Gills Club members that attend all 6 sessions in our debut year will earn a reward! 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 5: June 16th 9:00-11:00am

Join WAVE Foundation for our annual Riversweep, and learn about how pollution in our Ohio River impacts sharks in the Gulf of Mexico!

Session 6: August 25th 9:00-11:00am

To be announced- stay tuned to our Facebook for updates!

Session 7: October 13th 9:00-11:00am

To be announced- stay tuned to our Facebook for updates!

Session 8: December 8th 9:00-11:00am

To be announced- stay tuned to our Facebook for updates!



If you have questions about the Gills Club, please email Lauren Beatty, Conservation Education Coordinator, at or call 859-815-1422.

By completing this form, I agree that my child has permission to participate in all activities and that WAVE Foundation and Newport Aquarium have permission to use my child’s name and photograph for educational and public relations purposes related to the Newport Aquarium and the WAVE Foundation.