Head Aquarist Evan Jamison and his friend “Peaches” the Green Anaconda stop for a special appearance on Studio 5
WHY HAVE AN AQUARIUM IN THE DESERT?
Where else in the world is water so valued and respected? It´s a precious resource that defines how we live in Utah. Because Utah is not surrounded by oceans and immense water habitats, Utahns have fewer opportunities to experience, understand and appreciate the water environments that cover more than 70 percent of our planet. The Living Planet Aquarium brings animals to people who might not have the chance to see them or their water-based ecosystems in a natural setting.
VISIT THE LIVING PLANET AQUARIUM FOR SHARK WEEK, AUGUST 2 – 8!
The Aquarium’s education team has developed a special presentation for shark week, SHARK SPECTACULAR! Join us in our education room to learn about what makes sharks unique, their amazing behavior, and help us debunk common shark myths! Suitable for all ages!
• Monday, August 3rd: 11 am and 2:30 pm
• Tuesday, August 4th: 11 am and 2:30 pm
• Thursday, August 6th: 11 am and 2:30 pm
• Friday, August 7th: 11 am and 2:30 pm
• Saturday, August 8th: 2:30 pm
Sunday, August 2nd – Friday, August 7th: Special shark story time Sunday – Friday at 12 pm and 3 pm.
ARTS AND CRAFTS:
Monday, August 3rd – Friday, August 7th: Create your own shark craft in our sunken ship Monday – Friday from 1 pm – 2 pm.
Sunday, August 2nd – Saturday, August 8th: Test your shark knowledge with our shark themed scavenger hunt throughout the aquarium. Scavenger hunt clues can be picked up every day from our educators at Bio-Facts Station.
DAYS: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
COST: $6 per ticket
Space is limited to 10 tickets. Must be 5 years of age or older to participate.
THE LIVING PLANET AQUARIUM’S 2009 FUNDRAISER GALA
Scales & Tails Gala
Saturday, August 8, 2009, 5:30 PM at La Caille.
This event is to help raise funds for a new exhibit at The Living Planet: PENGUINS! This addition to the recently unveiled gallery, Journey To South America, will take visitors to the South Atlantic Ocean on an exploration of the Falkland Islands to learn about PENGUINS! The Falkland Islands are home to several species of penguins such as the King, Gentoo, Rockhopper, Magellanic and Macaroni. Penguins migrate to the Islands to breed in September and depart in early spring. Penguins’ curious and gentle nature, grace in the water, and clumsy, funny movements on land, have landed them a spot in the hearts of children and adults alike.
Help bring PENGUINS to Utah families!
The aquatic life in and around the waters of South America is among the most diverse on Earth, and most people will never get the opportunity to see it. This entire region also needs protection and care. The Living Planet Aquarium believes that by teaching people about the Earth’s ecosystems in a fun and interactive manner, they are providing them with the tools to be good environmental stewards.
For more information about the Gala and about The Living Planet Aquarium, go to www.thelivingplanet.com. Or you can visit them at 725 East 10600 South in Sandy. Call for more information at (801) 355-FISH.