The program begins with an introduction to sharks in general and whale sharks in particular. Students are chosen from the audience to demonstrate how sharks are adapted to their environment. Specimens and models, and huge whale shark jaws are used to help demonstrate how whale sharks are different from other sharks and bony fish (We find Dory!). Finally, student helpers assist in showing how big sharks are, from the smallest to the largest, a few in between.

After the demonstrations, undersea explorers, Wayne and Karen Brown, then take your students on their thrilling adventure in search of whale sharks in the Central American country of Belize, along the Belize barrier reef, via an exciting and fast-paced, high-definition digital video presentation.

In this HD video presentation your students 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 students 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 multi-image presentation, your students come literally face-to-face with a whale shark when they meet "Wanda", the 25-foot long, inflatable, female, whale shark. As time allows, at the end of the presentation a brief time is set aside for your students' questions and answers.

If you would like to learn more about whale sharks visit our Internet Expedition.
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