Marine Science Academy at Thunderbolt Elementary

Something fishy was in the air at Thunderbolt Elementary School today. A welcome change since Thunderbolt is the site of Georgia's newest marine science academy.

The students and teachers celebrated with a splash. The Skidaway Institute of Oceanography, University of Georgia and Johnson High set up all sorts of marine science displays and games around Thunderbolt Elementary.

The idea is to introduce everyone to next year's new programs. "Next year, kids will be involved in a lot of marine science activities, planned field trips, interactive lessons by marine scientists, coaches and by our coordinators and other agencies coming to the school," said Dr. Vicky Bryant, the school's principal.

The marine science academy has a few spots open for next year. If you're interested, you can get an application for your child at the school.

Reported by: Kim Angelastro,