Yesterday Grades 2 and 3 went on a field trip and lo and behold, this one was actually educational! For the past few weeks a giant dome in honor of Bu Tinah Island has been open to visitors at the Corniche Beach. Bu Tinah Island is northwest of Abu Dhabi in the Arabian Gulf. It was also the only finalist in the region for the New 7 Wonders of Nature and is therefore quite the source of pride. In addition, it’s pretty neat. The worlds healthiest population of dugongs (like manatees) live there!
While the dome is essentially a giant advertisement to vote Bu Tinah, it’s also pretty cool.
Inside is a faux boardwalk above a tank with young mangroves and sea turtles. There’s also a large replica of the island that shows where each species of animal likes to congregate.
My only complaint regarding the visit was that it was brief. Our time spent on the bus more than doubled our time spent inside the exhibit. Oh well, any excuse to leave school is a good excuse.
If you’d like to vote for Bu Tinah, there’s only 10 days left!
Watch a neat video here.