Mini-Grant Highlight: Preschoolers meet squids! ASLC's Small Fry School is a fun and unique learning experience for preschoolers and their families.

The Alaska Sealife Center received a $1,000 mini-grant through the Seward Community Foundation for their annual Small Fry School program that ran from October through February. The Small Fry School is in its 2nd year providing pre-K programming, and it was another huge success. This weekly 1-hour program invites parents and their preschool children to the SeaLife Center for crafts, stories, and hands-on science-based activities and games. Each week offers a new theme specially designed for children ages 3-5 years old.

February 27th marked the last day of the 2019-2020 Small Fry School program, and the SeaLife Center went out with a bang! Education Intern Hailey Darrow led the children in an exciting lesson on cephalopods, where each child (with the help of their parent) was able to dissect a squid.

Be on the lookout for the return of the 2020-2021 Small Fry School program this October. The program provides a free, fun, and educational experience for children and parents alike!

Funding for this grant came from the Seward Community Foundation’s Unrestricted Fund.