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Three BioSci Clubs participate in Sleep in the Deep event at the Tennessee Aquarium.

Published: 03/31/2014

Our department’s Marine Biology Club, Microbiology Club, and Society for Conservation Biology Chapter collaborated on a 3-club overnight field trip to the Tennessee Aquarium in Chattanooga. Faculty advisors, Tony Moss, Mark Liles, and Bob Boyd (along with faculty member Sharon Roberts) arranged for a unique field trip. Leaving campus on the Friday before the last weekend in March, 51 members and guests traveled to the aquarium for a tour of the exhibits (including some behind-the-scenes stops) and the IMAX movie on the Great White Shark. We bedded down on the floor in the exhibit area and slept while fish and sea jellies in the exhibits continued their activities under dim nocturnal lighting. After breakfast Saturday morning, we spent a little more time in the exhibits before heading back to Auburn. Students were able to ask museum staff questions about the exhibits and also about careers in aquaria and conservation education and enjoyed a memorable educational experience.

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