Saturday, March 16, 2013

Georgia Aquarium in One Word - AMAZING!

We made it !  Recently, 45 students and 10 parents (and Mrs D) from G.W. Long Elementary launched off for an overnite visit to the Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta, GA.

First, a bit of history...... Bernie Marcus, one of the founders of Home Depot was enjoying his 60th birthday at the Monterey Bay Aquarium in California and it inspired him to help create an aquarium in his hometown of Atlanta.  He donated $250 million to launch the effort and it was the largest aquarium in the world when it opened in 2005.  THANKS MR MARCUS!!

Our 5th and 6th graders enjoyed an overnite trip to the aquarium and the staff provided us a "behind the scenes" view of what goes on with these amazing animals.  Thanks to all who helped make this trip possible and to the parents who joined us for this adventure!  You helped us take one more step on the journey of Science!
Dissecting Squid! - Now I see how that works!

Never Been to a Petting Zoo Quite Like This!

Sleeping with the Sharks, and Whales, and Barracuda.... Yawn!

More Fun and Learning than any of us Expected !

Ask any of these Young Scientists.... they will tell you Learning is Great Fun!