Thursday, March 22, 2012
UnderWater World to host Guam's first Sand Shark Building Contest
Posted by Shark Defenders
The Sand Shark Building Contest will be from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday, March 24, at Ypao Beach Park. Registration is free and open to students in grade 1 through 12. The contest is limited to the first 100 participants. Students can register at 9 a.m. at the lifeguard stand. Participants must have a parent or guardian present and complete liability waiver.
“We are offering this contest to honor of the one-year anniversary of the Shark Finning on Guam. UnderWater World commends our community for passing this important measure in shark conservation” said UnderWater World General Manager Jeff Schindler. “On the anniversary of the bill, we need to keep the momentum going by continuing to build awareness of the importance of sharks to the ecosystems and culture of Guam.”
The contest will have an Elementary category and a Middle and High School category. The top three Sand Sharks from both categories will receive cash prizes. All participants will receive a free pass to UnderWater World. Students can work in teams of up to four people but may not have adults help them with the building.
UnderWater World is dedicated to offering quality family education and entertainment for the entire island community as a local business and member of the Guam Environmental Education Committee. UnderWater World® features an 800,000-gallon aquarium with a 319-foot tunnel. The entire aquarium experience is more than 600 feet long and home to more than 2,000 animals. The aquarium is home to sharks, stingrays, guitarfish and giant groupers.
For more information about UnderWater World’s Education Programs or to arrange an interview please contact Elaina Todd at 649-9191 extension 120, or at 977-0359.