Whales and ETs to entrance children at BUEI this weekend
An exploration of links between whale communication and the search for alien life aims to intrigue young minds as part of an educational event.
The Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute said it was to reintroduce its popular Kids’ Hour Saturdays, where children aged from 5 to 12 can enjoy a film and book reading.
The first of the series, to be held every month, will start on Saturday with the film Humpback Whale Songs and the Search for Alien Intelligence.
The film compares the complexities of communication between the massive sea mammals and its implications for the search for extraterrestrial life.
The book, Little Whale, covers themes including migration, family, parental love and the forces of nature, told through the eyes of a whale and her calf.
A BUEI spokeswoman said: “There was such a warm response to Kids’ Hour Saturdays last year and, with the number of requests and inquiries of when they would next start up, we knew we had to bring them back.
“We are excited to present a whole new selection of educational and fun ocean-themed films and books to all those who participate.”
The hour-long event, to be held twice, starting at 11am and 2pm, is free for BUEI members and caregivers and $2.50 a child for non-members. Caregivers must remain on site.
The next two Kids’ Saturdays will be held on March 19 and April 16.
Spaces are limited, so booking is suggested. To register, phone 294-0204.