Miami Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired Transition summer program students, ages 14 to 22, will spend the day and will experience a private interaction with dolphins, sea lions, bamboo sharks and birds on Thursday, August 3 through the Miami Seaquarium’s touch tour. With the help of trainers and animal keepers, the blind and visually impaired summer camp students will be using their other senses and hands to learn more about local and foreign wildlife.
The students will be exposed to a multisensory experience by feeding, playing and petting the animals at the Miami Seaquarium. Every student, whether blind or visually impaired, will relate to the aquatic life through touch and interaction. Fifteen Miami Lighthouse students will experience this exclusive wildlife tour that will not only help educate the participants, but it will also reinforce Miami Lighthouse’s teachings—it’s possible to see without sight™.
Media are invited to observe as these ambitious students experience a unique lesson in animal education and conservation.
WHEN: Thursday, August 3, 2023
10:00 a.m. – Arrival
Media are advised to arrive by 9:45 a.m.
WHERE: Miami Seaquarium
4400 Rickenbacker Causeway
Miami, FL 33149