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 aquarium.
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