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Don’t forget to stop by and say hi to our friends at the Cox Science Center, The Reef Institute, and Northrup Grumman at the Palm Beach International Boat Show. This crew has a lot of interactive fun waiting for you to enjoy!

Learn about our local coral reefs and what you can do to protect them, discover the physics of sailing and solar power through a variety of crafts and demos and pick up information about upcoming educational camps & events.

The Reef Institute is a local organization dedicated to coral conservation through education, research and restoration and is partnering with the Cox Science Center on a number of projects including a coral reef tank for the Aquariums of the Atlantic at the Science Center.

The Marine Science Activity that Reef Institute carries out include:

  • Sunscreen Challenge: Teaches guests how to choose sunscreens that are better for them and the ocean (samples are given out).
  • Shark Senses: Interactive activity that teaches students about the 7 (some argue 8) sense that sharks have.
  • Fish/Coral Memory/ID: Using our fish cards we do a quick interaction to teach how to identify coral vs sponge in the water, and then how to identify animals in the water.

This activation will also feature a Solar Boat activity pool run by Northrop Grumman, a local aerospace and defense company that partners with the Cox Science Center on a number of engineering events throughout the year.