Monday, March 22, 2010

Spring Break Aboard the Explorer

Tennessee Aquarium naturalist John Dever took a few minutes out of his day to snap a few spring break images from aboard the River Gorge Explorer. The weather has been a bit topsy-turvy lately, producing some nice scenes in the Gorge. John said more than one rainbow was seen yesterday after a brief downpour. In the opposite direction, the setting sun made for a picture perfect snapshot. And some spring breakers celebrated the first day of spring sporting fancy faces. Clearly the smiles indicate how much fun they were having.

By the way, John reports seeing the ospreys around Williams Island once again. Hopefully we'll see them nesting in the Gorge again this season. It has really been thrilling to see them raising a family on the river the past two summers.

Plenty of time for a spring getaway to Chattanooga. Round two of the Aquarium's "Keeper Kids" spring break activities coming up April 3 through 11:

Astronaut Roger Crouch will be visiting Chattanooga the next two days to help with the launch of Hubble 3D at the Tennessee Aquarium IMAX 3D Theater.

Crouch was aboard the Space Shuttle Columbia for two flights into space. While in Chattanooga, he'll introduce the film for a group of students from Chattanooga State and give two educational programs to school groups at UTC's Challenger Center.
Roger inspires students to reach for the stars, urging them to set goals, work hard and never give up on their dreams.
Inspirational is what many people are calling Hubble 3D.

Check here for showtimes and ticket information:

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