The Florida Aquarium invited Tampa Mayor Jane Castor and several children from Tampa Parks and Recreation for the unveiling of SeaTrek, a new in-water program. Kids will be invited back once monthly for this remarkable aquatic experience at the aquarium through the Parks department. While the experience is monthly for the Tampa Parks and Rec Department youth, this underwater walking tour is open completely to visitors. Those interested in booking a time for the SeaTrek adventure can do so on The Florida Aquarium’s website.
“We are so grateful to SeaTrek and the Florida Aquarium for affording Tampa Parks and Recreation this opportunity that we are even luckier to continue to share once a month with even more curious kids from our community,” wrote department heads on social media following the unveiling.
The Florida Aquarium’s SeaTrek is a new program aimed at engaging underserved communities to help create a healthy bond with nature and the water. A helmet diving experience, SeaTREK is a guided underwater walking tour designed for non-swimmers and guests ages 10 to 80+.
Children will have the opportunity to experience the wonder and excitement of the ocean ecosystem with an up-close encounter with a variety of marine life with the goal of building connections. The 20-minute, in-water experience opened to the public on Saturday, July 23.
The SeaTREK experience will take place in the Aquarium’s 100,000-gallon Heart of the Sea exhibit. It requires no swimming experience or specialized skills and allows guests to experience a diverse variety of colorful species.
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