Sea Wees: Ocean Edventure for Preschoolers

08/22/2012 - 9:00am - 10:00am
08/29/2012 - 9:00am - 10:00am
09/05/2012 - 9:00am - 10:00am
09/12/2012 - 9:00am - 10:00am
09/19/2012 - 9:00am - 10:00am
09/26/2012 - 9:00am - 10:00am
10/03/2012 - 9:00am - 10:00am
10/10/2012 - 9:00am - 10:00am
10/17/2012 - 9:00am - 10:00am
10/24/2012 - 9:00am - 10:00am
10/31/2012 - 9:00am - 10:00am
11/07/2012 - 9:00am - 10:00am
11/14/2012 - 9:00am - 10:00am
11/21/2012 - 9:00am - 10:00am
11/28/2012 - 9:00am - 10:00am
12/05/2012 - 9:00am - 10:00am
Is a MWF event: 

Now in its 8th year, SeaWees is a program for children ages 3-5. The SeaWees program features developmentally appropriate early-childhood practice including music/movement, demonstrations and guided exploration delivered in a child-centered environment. Each SeaWees session consists of four classroom sessions and one “Seafari” field adventure organized around a marine science theme.  Each child is accompanied to SeaWees by his or her parent or caregiver.All of the SeaWees classes meet on Wednesday mornings from 9:00-10:00 am at Pacific Whale Foundation's Discovery Center at the Ma'alaea Harbor Shops unless otherwise noted. The cost of a 5-week session is $40 for Pacific Whale Foundation Members, and $50 for non-members. If you wish to enroll in just a single class (“drop-in” ), the fee is $12. A second child in the same family is 50% off.  For information and to register, please call Pacific Whale Foundation at 808-249-8811 ext. 1. Please note that preregistration is required. To reach the SeaWees Program Director, please call 808- 280-3163.

From September 26- October 24, SeaWees will be exploring the "Sandy Seashore."  We'll explore the properties of sandy shore environments and the animals who make their home in this habitat -- from tiny invertebrates to hunting shore birds. Please note the special class time for our field day on October 24: we will meet at 8:30 am at the boardwalk at Kealia Pond National Wildlife Refuge. 

There is no class on October 31, due to Halloween. 

Our theme from November 7 through December 5 is "Jiggling Jellies." We'll look at the question of "When is a 'fish' not a fish, but a member of the phylum cnidaria, like corals?" The answer: "When it is a jelly fish!" During our program, we'll take  a new look at these graceful and diverse ocean animals. The program includes a mini-lab on December 5th. 

We'll take a break for the winter holidays, then resume SeaWees on January 9. Check back for session listings.