Marine enthusiasts, including myself, are drawn to the very entertaining line up of shark themed shows on the Discovery Channel. The 26th season of Shark Week began this month with 11 new episodes accompanied by a late night talk show, “Shark After Dark.”
Shark Week is one of my favorite times of the year. It represents two things for me: 1) a week dedicated to learning about sharks, which is awesome to me because I am going to school to become a marine biologist, and 2) vacation time because it always falls on the week my family vacations to Florida. Every evening after a fun filled day at the beach, we all gather around the TV in the hotel room to psych ourselves out about going into the ocean the next day. We always go back in, but the cautious feeling is ever present.
The Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation (GHOF) is celebrating Shark Week with special promotions throughout its airing. Two dollars from the sale of each custom “Guy Harvey Sharks 2013” shirt goes towards the purchase of a satellite tracking device for shark research. For more information, visit the Guy Harvey Shark Week page at www.guyharvey.com/shark-week-guy-harvey/. You can also participate in fun activities on the website, including trivia and a shark mind reader game.
The Common Knowledge Scholarship Foundation (CKSF) launched the first marine biology scholarship all about sharks in February to Florida high school and college students. Due to the great success and comments received, CKSF will continue to develop more marine biology centered scholarships for students nationwide.
Coming up in October, CKSF will launch a series of marine biology quizzes open to high school students with an interest in marine biology. Participants will compete for Guy Harvey prizes as well as the first place scholarship award. Be sure to sign up and participate to learn more about the creatures found in our oceans. Put that knowledge to the test against other students for your chance to win a scholarship or other cool incentives.
For more information, visit www.cksf.org.
Learn more about the Marine Biology Scholarship here:
View the winner from the previous Marine Biology Scholarship here: