Johns Hopkins Gazette: September 18, 1995

All's Aquatic on the United Way Front

     "Is that a daddy shark?" 
     "Can you eat eels?" 
     "How do starfishes crawl?" 
     "When do we eat?" 

     On Thursday, Sept. 14, 22 university volunteers answered
these questions and many, many more as they participated in the
United Way's annual Day of Caring. The volunteers acted as
special guides as they shepherded 25 4- and 5-year-old children
from the Fallon Federal Day Care Center on a tour of the National
Aquarium. Each volunteer spent time with one child, including Don
Giddens, dean of the Whiting School of Engineering. Dean Giddens
teamed with Brian Williams, who at age 5 was very curious about
the Inner Harbor and the aquarium's sharks and dolphins, but
hesitated to touch a horseshoe crab until encouraged by the dean.

     Organized by Judy Peregoff, United Way administrator and
manager of the Office of Faculty, Staff and Retiree Programs, the
event was a big hit with both volunteers and children and
emphasized the importance of giving everyone the chance to
experience the sea's wonders through the city's magnificent

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