WILD Weekends

Overview

WILD Weekends
We Inspire Learning through Discovery

WILD (We Inspire Learning through Discovery) Weekends at the Ocean Institute highlight take-home science activities for families.

Each WILD weekend will focus on a different science topic ranging from marine pollution to terrestrial ecology. At the end, families will have the tools to keep the discovery going at home.

Join us for one of the WILD Weekends below. 

Event

Oil Spill!
WILD Weekend Series

Accidental oil spills in the ocean are an environmental disaster, but most waste oil in the ocean is not accidental. Much of the oil that spills into our ocean comes from human activity in the form of motor oil, industrial runoff, and roadway run off. Come to this WILD Weekend session to explore how oil run off impacts our ocean, prevention methods, and how difficult oil is to remove once in the ocean. 

Event
Make an ocean creature out of upcycled plastic.

Upcycled Garden Ornaments
WILD Weekend Series

Did you know the ocean currently contains 5.25 trillion pieces of trash and counting? This WILD Weekend takes “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle” to the next level by addressing the ever-growing issue of marine plastics pollution with an upcycled art project. Participants will be creating sea-life-shaped garden ornaments out of single-use plastics and other common sources of marine debris.