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Dive into the Ocean


Dive into the Ocean

Oceanographer Dr. Leslie Smith and her crew at Dive into the Ocean are bringing the wonders of the ocean to the American Museum of Science and Energy! Join us as we dive from the ocean surface to the deepest ocean trenches. We will discover creatures so small they can only be seen with a microscope and creatures so big they cover a basketball court! Dr. Leslie will share stories of work being done by real oceanographers that will touch on all aspects of the oceans – physics, biology, geology, and chemistry.  Participants will then have the opportunity to analyze water samples using oceanographic tools to determine where in the ocean the samples came from. Participants will not only learn about the oceans and what it means to be an oceanographer, but they will also learn about the scientific method and the joys of scientific discovery. Dive into the Ocean, Inc is a Knoxville-based non-profit focused on providing students access to the ocean sciences.

Who: Content is primarily geared toward 4th- 6th graders, but kids of all ages are welcome.

When: July 21 @ 11:00 am (90 min)

How: email with

  • your name,
  • numbers of adults and children attending and
  • any ocean related questions for Dr. Leslie.

Costs: $9 for members / $12 for non-members (payment will be collected the day of the program)


300 S Tulane,
Oak Ridge, TN 37830
Phone: (865) 576-3200


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Sunday: 1 - 5 pm

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