|In this fun and exciting (but not scary!) program your young patrons will come face-to-face with a gigantic Whale Shark! Your patons will get a "behind-the-scenes" look at how we search for and dive with Whale Sharks!
The program begins with an introduction to sharks in general and whale sharks in particular. Children are chosen from the audience to demonstrate how sharks are adapted to their environment. Specimens and models are used to help demonstrate how sharks are different from bony fish and how sharks find their food using their seven senses. With the jaws of whale shark, your patrons see how sharks continually grow and replace their teeth. Finally, children assist in showing how big sharks are, from the smallest to the largest, and a few in between.
After the demonstrations, undersea explorers, Wayne and Karen Brown, then take your young patrons on their thrilling adventure in search of whale sharks in the Centrral American country of Belize via an exciting and fast-paced, high-definition digital video presentation.
In this HD video presentation your patrons join the Browns on the expedition boat where they meet the captain and crew. As they accompany Wayne and Karen on the expedition in search of whale sharks your patrons meet animals that are part of the marine ecosystem and learn how these animals relate to the whale sharks as part of the ocean food chain. The highlight of the presentation is being surrounded by 40-foot long, dive-bombing whale sharks!
After the video presentation, your patrons come literally face-to-face with a whale shark when they meet "Wanda", the 25-foot long, inflatable female whale shark!
At the end of the presentation Wayne and Karen stay to answer your patrons' questions and give your patrons the opportunity to touch some of the models and specimens and get their photo taken with our inflatable whale shark!