GUEST BLOG: ASHLEY PARK 8TH GRADER TONI TEAH RETURNS!

Dear friends,

Please welcome special guest writer Toni Teah, an 8th grade student at Ashley Park PreK-8! Toni and her classmates recently attended a field trip at SeaLife Aquarium with Digi-Bridge, thanks to the generous support of OrthoCarolina Foundation. Without further ado…

Wassup you guys its your girl Toni…. Coming at you 🙂 So today I’ll be talking to you guys about the field trip to… SEALIFE AQUARIUM!!!! This aquarium is in Concord Mills mall…. Pretty awesome right?!

While we were there we had a guide who showed us the ropes, not actually ropes though 🙂 Some of the animals were saved from the wild, who had been injured and couldn’t recover fully. The goal is for them to be returned back to the ocean (the turtle Neptune was so adorable).

The tanks are filtered with certain oxygen levels to make sure they live in their natural habitat environment. Each animal has their own feeding time so that there aren’t any complications. Also all the animals still have their natural defense mechanism. For example,  the stingrays get to keep their stinger for self-defense, in case it has to defend itself against a shark.

tonit2Here’s where it gets even cooler; after the tour we got to go full-out while looking at other animals up close. It was so awesome and beautiful. There was even shrimp that cleaned the dead skin off your skin. ( I know what your thinking, is this like the Pooka fish from Victorious? Nope they are much safer 🙂 )

Did you know a jellyfish reproduces by a cell growing off them and once that cell grows big enough to be visible, it turns into a jellyfish? THEY WERE SO TINY!!!! Jellyfish also create their own light because they live in the dark parts of the ocean.

After a little fun and games exploring we headed off to the mall for more fun. We even tried the hottest pepper sauce ( well second, you have to be 18 to try the hottest) It was hilarious seeing the boys cry. As for me it wasn’t that bad, I’m used to spicy foods!!! Well that’s all I have for you today, until next time SEE YOU GUYS LATTER BYYYYYYE! ;).

Join OrthoCarolina Foundation in support of STEAM field trips for scholars like Toni and her classmates. Give now to help Digi-Bridge work to #bridgethedivide in 2017!

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