The Indian Point Young Naturalist Club is very excited for the opportunity to join the OCEARCH team on Monday September 30th and again on Friday, October 4th as they attempt to catch and tag White Sharks from their ship M/V OCEARCH off Lunenburg Harbour. OCEARCH help scientists collect previously unattainable data in about white sharks.
The I.P.Y.N.C can take children ages 10 and above. Three children on September 30th and two on October 4th. We’re sure, even being a school day, that many will want to join this once in a lifetime adventure!
This is an exciting and unique invitation for the I.P.Y.N.C, however, only 5 spots are available. To be fair in awarding a chance to see a giant White Shark, there will be an essay contest. Essays will be judged by OCEARCH founder and expedition leader Chris Fischer and his team from the OCEARCH ship.
Essays will be developed by answering this:
Why does it matter if millions of sharks are killed each year?
The essay needs be a minimum of:
- 200 words for children 10 to 12 years of age.
- 300 words for children 12 to 15 years of age.
Please forward essays to Scott Pelton at this address as a PDF attachment.
Closing date for the contest is midnight on Sunday, September 23rd.
Winners will be informed by September 28th