Believing there’s much more to revere than fear when it comes to sharks, the Greater Cleveland Aquarium is putting a week-long spotlight on these creatures from August 9-16 as part of its annual Fin Fest celebration.
“We’re obsessed with these ‘jaw-some’ apex predators 24/7/365 at the aquarium, but during Fin Fest we’ll be working to build a broader appreciation for the diversity, importance and plight of sharks by sharing shark-themed videos, trivia and more,” says Aquarium Curator Ray Popik.
Popik will even be offering up his expertise during a free “Ask Us Any-Fin” public Livestream event on Wednesday, August 12 at 6:30 p.m. Registration for the event can be found here.
In addition to the livestream Shark Gallery Q&A, Greater Cleveland Aquarium e-news and YouTube subscribers will be treated to the debut of two new shark-focused educational videos. Aquarium guests can see and learn more about four different shark residents: brown banded, nurse, sandbar and sandtiger sharks. On weekdays, children will be given a take-home temporary tattoo and a make-and-take shark craft.
During Fin Fest, everyone is invited to test their shark knowledge with a short Fin Fest quiz (coming soon on greaterclevelandaquarium.com) for a chance to win a plush shark and an annual family pass (value $155). One winner will be randomly chosen and announced by 5 p.m. on August 16.