Science camp blows arts & crafts away by letting kids handle sharks8/17/2012
Lame art projects with pine cones or rounds of that “I met a bear” song are sooo passé. This adventurous-spirited summer camp lets kids wrangle live sharks, often with just their gloved hands. Shark Fest, a week-long camp in Ocean Springs, Miss., give science-minded adolescents the chance to board a Gulf Coast Research Laboratory vessel, venture out into the Gulf of Mexico and help gather data. After doing this, the kids are allowed to carefully pick the sharks up ("in such a way that they don’t lose their hands"), count to three and toss them back overboard. Our guess is "Kumbaya" is going to seem pretty dull after this. [Source]
Is this educational or dangerous?