Afterschool at Joppa: Visit to the Twilight Zone

Kids will learn about the ocean's twighlight zone after school at Joppa Flats

This week's program will be about the ocean's twilight zone! Known as the mesopelagic layer in the ocean, the twilight zone starts around 660 feet, where sunlight is very faint and continues to get progressively darker and colder to a depth of 3300 feet. There are many creatures that use this zone as their habitat, many that are bio luminescen, have large eyes for seeing weel in darkness or have form factors that seem outright alien! Come learn about this strange part of the sea and the creatures that live there.

Our afternoon starts off with self-guided activities, challenges, or puzzles that lead us to our topic for the day. As a group, we'll observe, investigate, and compare wildlife, their adaptations, and the changes that they undergo in autumn. Participants may play the role of entomologist, ornithologist, astronomer, or even glaciologist throughout this series. Each experience will leave your young naturalist eager for the next session. 

  • This program is open to children in grades 1 through 4, aged 6-8.
  • Parents are welcome to stay during this program.
  • Please dress for the weather since we will go outside in all but extreme conditions.

If you will be dropping off your child, please complete and submit the health form that accompanies your registration confirmation.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012 3:30 - 5pm
Member Children : $11
Non-Member Children: $15