WhaleTimes, Inc. and the Shark Research Institute will join children nationwide on May 13, 2011 for the first annual Fintastic Friday: Giving Sharks a Voice. The goal of the event is to raise awareness about sharks and encourage students to get involved in conservation efforts.
Whale Times Director, Ruth Musgrave was inspired to create “Fintastic Friday” while writing the National Geographic Kids book, “Everything Sharks.” Musgrave said…
“It is time to correct and update the image of sharks. They are vital to the survival of all ocean species. Sharks need a voice and we knew kids could and should be that voice of change for this indispensable predator.”
Participation in the event is “free, easy, and whatever level people choose.” Suggested activities include doing shark-related crafts, learning about sharks, holding a “Sharks in the Park” rally, or printing and posting a “Shark Conservation Zone” sign.
For more information visit the Fintastic Friday website.