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Sharjah Aquarium to host lecture and tour on uniqueness of UAE’s marine life

The lecture is free to the public and will be held from 11 to 11:30am followed by a discussion.


November 5, 2010 3:44 by

As part of Sharjah Museums Department’s education programmes for adults, Sharjah Aquarium will host a lecture and behind the scenes tour of UAE marine life on Saturday, November 6, 2010.

The guest speaker, Dr. Thabit Zahran, Director, Biodiversity Management Sector Environmental Agency, Abu Dhabi, is a respected environmentalist who will give an overview on the uniqueness of the marine life found living off the 2 coasts of the UAE. This will highlight the importance of preserving the marine environment which is now a global concern.

The lecture is free to the public and will be held from 11 to 11:30am followed by a discussion. Attendees can also take part in an exclusive tour to observe over 100 different species of marine life in the aqaurium display tanks. Kerwin Porter, Curator of Sharjah Aquarium, will lead the informative tour from 11:45 to 12:15pm.

“This event helps raise awareness and promotes simple actions to protect the environment. Our objective is to inspire positive simple change on how we all treat the marine environment. We hope learning, asking questions and seeing the UAE’s amazing marine life will give people a deeper respect for nature conservation. We seek to further build on the popularity of Sharjah Aquarium,” said Kerwin Porter.

Sharjah Museums Department provides a range of educational programmes for adults across its museums. These include tours, gallery discussions and workshops, which are held every week in different museums. Gallery talks and workshops offer an excellent opportunity to learn about and discover new insights into SMD’s extensive collections and to discuss ideas and concerns with museum professionals.

For details and booking, call the Department of Interpretation and Education at 06 5695050 or email [email protected] The number of attendees is limited to 20, on a first-come first-served basis. Bookings will be confirmed via email or telephone. Attendees must be at least 14 years of age and all under 18 participants must be accompanied by an adult.


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