On Thursday, January 25, 2018, students in the Gifted & Talented program at AES participated in the WAVE on Wheels Outreach Program from the Newport Aquarium. The WAVE Foundation strives to excite, engage, and educate students about the wonders of aquatic life and the importance of conservation. During an in-school workshop, students participated in the Premium Animal Program, The Shark Cart. The Shark Cart brought live sharks to AES! This program demystified common misconceptions about sharks and gave students an opportunity to get close-up and personal with these amazing creatures! In addition to the live sharks, several animal artifacts were used in this presentation, including shark jaws, a can of shark fin soup, and shark eggs. Students also discussed how they can make a difference in shark conservation.