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Aqua Kids TV show films episodes at VIMS

The cast and crew of the Aqua Kids television series traveled to the Virginia Institute of Marine Science campuses at Gloucester Point and Wachapreague recently to film several episodes for the show’s 11th season, airing this fall.

Aqua Kids representatives spent time at VIMS helping researchers collect animals for the annual Juvenile Fish and Blue Crab Survey, VIMS’ communications director David Malmquist said, as well as re-establishing scallops at Virginia’s Eastern Shore at the school’s Wachapreague campus, and studying terrapin turtles with the Chesapeake Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve.

Aqua Kids is an educational children’s program, Malmquist said, that has a target audience of ages four to seven years. The show is broadcast weekly on more than 130 stations across the United States. It can be seen locally on WTVZ (Channel 33.1) in Norfolk on Mondays at 7:30 a.m.

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