The Cape Cod Children’s Museum, the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution and the WHOI Sea Grant program have teamed up to create a new educational water exhibit.
The 1,000-square-foot (93-square-meter) space is packed with interactive technologies and cutting-edge multimedia artifacts aimed at educating children about the wonders of the region’s ocean. The exhibit brings the children many aspects of the knowledge garnered by WHOI.
Commenting on the exhibition, Lisa Bates, the executive director of the children’s museum, stated:
“We are thrilled that the Seaside Le Mans grantees saw the merits of our exhibit and collaboration with WHOI and we are actively raising those matching funds this year…We are thrilled to welcome WHOI to our museum. This collaboration is an incredible opportunity for our Cape Cod children and families as well as our many visitors to learn and understand how intrinsically tied we are to the oceans and waterways that surround us. Cape Cod is an extraordinary place, and this education will help our youngest visitors understand how they can help keep our oceans, waterways, and life here safe and healthy for generations to come.”
WHOI Sea Grant education specialist Grace Simpkins added:
“We know the value of inspiring our youth from an early age so that they understand the wonder and importance of our oceans and coastlines. It’s exciting to extend our reach to these young ocean ambassadors and their guardians through this new partnership with CCCM.”
Meanwhile, WHOI Chief Communication Officer Danielle Fino stated:
“We’re thrilled to share our expertise and passion about the ocean with what we hope will be the next generation of scientists, explorers, and stewards of the ocean.”