Find Nemo and more inside Newark Memorial High School's Marine and Science Technology Institute Center this Thursday.
Students and staff are inviting the community to learn more about the program during its Open Sea Open House.
The event will be held from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on the campus. Children and adults are welcome to get an interactive lesson and find out what dwells in the world's open waters.
Newark Memorial High School's MaST program is one of five in the United States. The student-run program has been successful since its inception eight years ago, said Daniel Johnson, director of MaST.
Stocked with 10 aquariums, a tide pool, a koi pond and more, the program acts as a center which third- and fourth-grade students visit to learn more about astronomy and marine life throughout the school year.
The success of the program is mostly due to the students, Johnson said.
More than 60 students are taking part in the MaST program this school year, and are divided into five different teams: Audio-Video; Information Technology; Husbandry; Tours and Connections; and Business and Marketing.
The various departments make the program unique, Johnson said.
"It gives students a chance to really show off their hard work," said Johnson, as his students worked independently on caring for the various tanks last Friday.
"Theres's a place for everyone. It's a place where they can make it their own," Johnson added.
From jelly fish to leopard sharks, the public will get to see what makes the MaST program special. The open house will also include two puppet shows, craft activities and a bake sale. All proceeds will go toward the MaST program.
To learn more about Newark Memorial's MaST program, visit the website here and read an earlier article by Teen Tuesday columnist Erin Springsteen .
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