Clearwater Aquarium: Bringing Up Baby
Saturday, May 24, 2014 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM (EDT)
Bringing Up Baby
What does it take to care for an orphaned dolphin or otter pup? Join the Clearwater Marine Aquarium (CMA) staff as they teach about younger rescued animals at CMA and the extra special care needed for these animal babies. Participants will learn how scientists work together to create solutions to complex problems. Students will apply what they have learned by examining a whale’s baby bottle and learning how to make dolphin formula, and will view footage of our otter pups first learning to swim. Discover natural versus learned behaviors as the program focuses on how marine mammals care for their young in the wild and how reproductive strategies differ among species.
Recommended for all ages.
Thank you to the Friends of Weedon Island for generously sponsoring this program. Learn more at http://fowi.org.
For more information please contact (727) 453-6500
Before continuing, we would like to make you aware of our reservation policies. Cancellations - If your class is canceled for any reason you will be notified no less than 24 hours prior to class start. We will provide a full refund for cancellations made by Pinellas County Extension. Refunds may take up to 30 days to process. Payment - We require full payment at time of reservation so be prepared with a credit card to complete this transaction. Refunds - Refunds will be made in the event of a class cancellation or if the registrant requests a refund 24 hours prior to the class time. Reservations - You must be 18 to make a reservation. If you are under 18 and want to attend a class you must register and attend with a parent or guardian.
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Weedon Island Preserve Cultural and Natural History Center - Pinellas County Extension
Pinellas County Extension at Weedon Island Preserve Cultural and Natural History Center is proud to offer a variety of educational and interpretive programs for the public. The goal of these programs is to empower citizens to make informed decisions about natural and cultural resources. Center programs interpret the natural, cultural and archaeological history of the Preserve in order to demonstrate how the environment and people support and shape each other.
For more information please call (727) 453-6500.
Center Hours: Thurs.-Sat. 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.