According to a recent press release, The Buttonwood Park Zoo will host the next session of the Wildlife Education Series virtually due to the novel coronavirus. “A Deep Dive into the Ocean Twilight Zone” will take place on Thursday, April 30 at 7 pm. “Captain Philip G. Renaud, USN (Ret), Program Manager of the Ocean Twilight Zone (OTZ) Program for the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI), will be the guest speaker.”

Photo Courtesy of Paul Caiger, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

In case you haven’t already downloaded the big video conferencing app within the last seven weeks due to COVID-19, be sure to do so as soon as possible. Because this educational presentation will be done through Zoom. The press release does state that the program is free of charge, but pre-registration is required. Please click HERE to register.

Photo Courtesy of Paul Caiger, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Here is a little more information about this session of the Wildlife Education Series, “A Deep Dive into the Ocean Twilight Zone” from the press release. “The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution has embarked on a bold new journey to explore the mesopelagic (aka the ocean twilight zone), a vast, globe-spanning, and dimly lit region between about 200 and 1,000 meters beneath the ocean’s surface. Captain Renaud, will take you on a virtual journey to this hidden world where he will expose you to the denizens of the deep and all of the amazing technologies that WHOI is using to explore one of the Earth’s final frontiers.”

Photo Courtesy of Paul Caiger, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

This is your chance to show your kids the interesting creatures that live in the depths of the ocean. They’ll get the educational experience that the zoo so kindly offers in this enrichment program from the comfort of home. Learn more about the speaker HERE.

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