Banana Slug String Band: Concert for Kids!
The loveable Banana Slug String Band Date: Thursday, Sept. 15 Time: 5-7 p.m.; concert begins at 5:30 p.m. Tickets: $20; free for children under 3 RSVP: 858-534-4109 or online The Banana Slug String Band, the country's premiere eco-band for children, will get San Diego kids dancing, singing and learning about the earth at a special Sept. 15 concert at Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego.
The Slugs, a foursome of lovable musicians and educators from Santa Cruz, Calif., have entertained and educated youngsters for 25 years. The band uses music, theater, puppetry and audience participation to inspire youngsters and their families to learn about - and take better care of - our precious planet. Slug songs feature vocals, guitar, banjo, mandolin, bass, harmonica and percussion and range from folk to rap, bluegrass to rock.
The band has performed at hundreds of venues across the United States, including the Museum of Natural History in New York City and the New Orleans Jazz Festival. Numerous awards include AFIM's (Association for Independent Music) Indie Award for Best Children's Recording, a NAPPA (National Parenting Publications Awards) Gold Award and three Parent's Choice Awards, including one in 2011 for the band's new album, "Only One Ocean."
The concert, presented in part by Plum District, will be held from 5-7 p.m. on the aquarium's Tide-Pool Plaza. The concert venue is standing-room only, but attendees are welcome to bring blankets. Splash Café will remain open for guests to purchase food and beverages. Tickets are $20 each and include aquarium admission and parking. Children under age 3 are free. All exhibits will be open for viewing.
Proceeds support exhibits and educational programming at Birch Aquarium at Scripps. To purchase tickets, call 858-534-4109 or visit aquarium.ucsd.edu.
Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California, San Diego, is one of the oldest, largest, and most important centers for global science research and education in the world. Now in its second century of discovery, the scientific scope of the institution has grown to include biological, physical, chemical, geological, geophysical, and atmospheric studies of the earth as a system. Hundreds of research programs covering a wide range of scientific areas are under way today on every continent and in every ocean. The institution has a staff of more than 1,400 and annual expenditures of approximately $195 million from federal, state, and private sources. Scripps operates oceanographic research vessels recognized worldwide for their outstanding capabilities. Equipped with innovative instruments for ocean exploration, these ships constitute mobile laboratories and observatories that serve students and researchers from institutions throughout the world. Birch Aquarium at Scripps serves as the interpretive center of the institution and showcases Scripps research and a diverse array of marine life through exhibits and programming for more than 430,000 visitors each year. Learn more at scripps.ucsd.edu and follow us at Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
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