Aquarium educators from Fort Fisher Aquarium used technology to help bring the experience of the aquarium to the patients of the pediatric unit.
Michele Erich, music therapist and child life specialist for NHRMC, helped organize the event. “This is the third time we have partnered with Fort Fisher for this unique educational event,” said Michele. “The children love interacting with the animals and learning from the aquarium educators.”
iPads and Skype connected patients to the aquarium for a live look at the fish tanks.
“We plan on continuing this program and hope to add similar educational events in the future,” said Michele.