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 1: October 14th 2017, 9:00-11:00am

Mythbusters: Sharks

Sharks are often depicted as hunting machines, but is there more behind those razor sharp teeth than meets the eye? Join The Gill’s Club as we separate fact from fiction about these endangered animals.

Session 2: December 9th 2017, 9:00-11:00am

Shark Dissection

Discover the anatomy of a shark during this safe and fun dissection! Your group will have a specimen to work on together to learn more about what makes one of our favorite aquatic creatures unique.

Session 3: February 3rd 2018, 9:00-11:00am

Session 4: April 14th 2018, 9:00-11:00am




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.