Kraken up at SAFE BASE

SAFE BASE celebrates Squid Week.

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January 23, 2020 - 10:38 AM

ola Middle School student Madison Hall squints as her partner, Kinsey Ryman, holds a tiny eyeball they removed during the dissection of a squid at the SAFE BASE after-school program Wednesday afternoon at Jefferson Elementary School. Photo by Vickie Moss

Sharks are out. Squid are in.

For the past several years, the after-school program SAFE BASE has celebrated Shark Week. Elementary school students from kindergarten to sixth grade covered everything shark, such as the design of their bodies, how fast they swim and their diet. They even learned about the prehistoric, giant megalodon — a dinosaur shark.

But, as director Angela Henry pointed out, just 5% of the ocean has been discovered. There’s a lot more to learn, so SAFE BASE is moving on to squid instead.

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