February 15-18, 2019 12 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Invasive vs. Native
(Saturday and Sunday only) Marine ecosystems around the world are vulnerable to invasive species, including the Great Bear Sea that surrounds the Great Bear Rainforest. Learn about one of South Florida’s most notorious invasive species, the lionfish, with a presentation by a special guest from Biscayne National Park.
Oil Spill Cleanup
In 2016, a shipwreck spilled over 20,000 gallons of oil off the coast of the Great Bear Rainforest, devastating much of the coastal ecosystem. Experiment with different methods used to restore water quality after an oil spill.
Larger mammals in cold places like the Great Bear Rainforest rely on thick blubber underneath their skin to keep warm. Discover for yourself how blubber helps animals stay warm.
12:15 p.m. and 2:15 p.m.
Find out how “flexible” animals have to be to adapt to a changing habitat with this ecological “twist” on a classic game.
It’s all in the Teeth
Sink your teeth into this up-close-and-personal table talk by examining various animal skulls and learn how to tell their origins based in the number of molars found.