Get Excited!

Welcome teachers and students to Foss Waterway Seaport’s Brainy Briny project!


Foss Waterway Seaport has created informational videos, learning tools and more to help you learn all about Brainy Briny.

Week 1:

START HERE: Pre-Assessment: To Do Week 1

Introduction to Kits

Kit Setup with Matt Huber

Week 2:

Energy Transfer Video

Brainy Briny Journal Packet

Brainy Briny Instructions

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I use my kit?

You can download the instructions above, or watch the detailed video. If you need more help, please email or use the form below.

How long does it take for my Brine Shrimp to hatch?

It depends on the temperature, if it’s very warm they can hatch in 12 hours, or it can take up to three days it the temperatures are colder. Make sure to look closely, newly hatched Naupli are very small.

How much light does my Brainy Briny bag (and inhabitants) need?

As much as possible! However, be wary of putting your bag in DIRECT sunlight. The bag can get too hot, and kill your ecosystem.

How open should I leave my bag?

As long as there is a gap that air can go through, it’s fine. Make sure to keep your bag somewhere out of reach of your pets, siblings, and llamas.

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