On November 17, Kelp Kornucopia Sea Days dives into the underwater seaweed forests off La Jolla and uncovers the ways that people and ocean animals depends on kelp. Seaweed is more in our foods than you would imagine – its not just confined to sushi. Did you know you eat seaweed when you jello? The gelatin agent in jello is extracted from seaweed!!! This is a great way for your children to learn and develop science skills by actively grabbing their attention with interactive displays and shows – a great way to nurture curiousity. Bring your family to the Birch Aquarium on November 17, 2012 for an interactive Kelp Feeding Tank Show and get your (and your children’s) hands slimy with real kelp while talking with Scripps coastal researchers.
Scripps Institute of Oceaography holds monthly SEA Days events at the Birch Aquarium with a focus on current ocean topics complemented with hands-on exploration, special activities, and a chance to interact with Scripps Oceanography scientists. All events are held on the 3rd Saturday of each month from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. There are no additional charges to attend the program; i.e. program is included with that day’s admission fee.