Next week is Shark Week at the Greensboro Science Center (GSC).

Shark Week activities will take place at GSC from Monday, July 12 to Saturday, July 17 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. each day.

In recognition of the 2020 Summer Olympics being held in Tokyo this summer, Shark Week activities include the Shark Olympics.  During the Shark Olympics participants will learn which shark wins the gold medal for competitive eating, the high jump, freestyle swimming and more, but pole vaulting and table tennis are not two of the events covered.

In the press release, School and Aquarium Programs Manager Alison Manka said, “Humans are innately fascinated by sharks, and they occupy many facets of our lies – from popular songs to new scientific discoveries.  Shark Week is a way to get to know the facts about sharks and dispel many of the fears we have about them while having a bit of fun at the same time.  This event is also a way to celebrate the importance and diversity of life in our amazing oceans.  By dispelling myths and making sharks a bit more lovable, we hope to encourage everyone to contribute to shark conservation.”

Monday, July 12, the topic will be what makes up the diet of different shark species.

Tuesday, July 13, will be a day of learning fun facts and strange myths about sharks.

Wednesday, July 14, will focus on the athleticism of sharks including their jumping and swimming skills.

Thursday, July 15, people will learn why we need sharks and what we can do to help them survive.

Friday, July 16, the strangest sharks in the sea will be the stars of the show.

Saturday, July 17, participants will learn fun facts about sharks, including the biggest, the fastest and the oldest.

There will be a make-and-take craft each day.

Shark Week activities including the make-and-take craft are free with a general admission ticket or a GSC membership.