GODAC’s spring break workshop set for children

GODAC organizes four different classes for children during the school spring break.

Spring break is just around the corner, and GODAC, the Global Oceanographic Data Center, is preparing a workshop for children related to ocean creatures.

The spring break workshop organized by GODAC, a facility to collect, digitalize and archive a various deep-sea images, has designed four kinds of classes like Sand art class, paper craft class, good luck shell charm making class, shrinking strap making class.  Admission is free to the workshops, which run 10 a.m. ~ 5 p.m. March 14th through April 5th at the GODAC Center, 224-3 Toyohara, in Nago City.

The spring break activities are designed for children elementary school age and older.  No reservations are required, but when busy, GODAC says there could be a waiting period.  Kids are permitted to accomplish on craft per session, with a craft taking about an hour per child.  When material stock runs out, a workshop class will be closed.

GODAC last held an Open House at its facilities a few months ago. The center opens their facility to the public in order to promote understanding of the most advanced marine science and technology and of GODAC activity.

According to GODAC web site, “the Global Oceanographic Data Center was established by Nago City to attract information-related companies to the northern districts of Okinawa, and to create employment opportunities and promote multimedia human resources development. GODAC, Nago City, Okinawa, Japan, is managed by the Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC), on commission from its municipal owner of the same name in 2001. GODAC maintains and provides digital archives, various images and other documents about deep-sea. The public facilities are available to foster better understanding of marine science and technology.”