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We've taken a few educational boat trips over the years but yours was by far the best all-around experience. The highlight had to be the breadth of sea life we pulled up and investigated, interacted with and, of course, learn about."
– Rockland County, NY, camp director
Many of the Educational Programs we present here at The Maritime Aquarium also can be presented at your school through our Traveling Teacher initiative. A program's availability as a Traveling Teacher offering is noted in its program description (in the "by Grade" listings).
A great bonus for Fairs, Field Days or Family Nights! We’ll set up a supervised touch tank with live tidepool creatures, such as crabs, sea stars, snails and clams. This hands-on learning station will enhance any event.
$180 for first hour; $125 for each additional hour.
The series below can be tailored to provide a few sessions or an entire school year of fun, engagement and learning! Live animals are included in many presentations at each grade level. Call (203) 852-0700, ext. 2211, to discuss options and pricing. (A school staff member is required to be present at all times for all programs at schools.)
Crafts, stories, drama and live animals in these hands-on programs encourage young students to use their diverse talents and observation skills in exploration of what lives in Long Island Sound and the oceans beyond. One to four sessions. 45 minutes each.
Long Island Sound is home to sharks, squid, sea turtles and more. Students learn what shark skin feels like and how to identify different kinds of crabs and jellies. Live animals and science experiments bring to life the animals of the Sound, the issues they face, and what we all can do to make a difference in their environment. Six to eight sessions. One hour each.
The aquarium and marine world are fantastic venues for developing skills in science, technology, engineering and math. In this new program, students create a working hovercraft, examine the circulatory and digestive systems of fish, extract DNA, and build a roller-coaster model to understand the flow of water. From examining the adaptations of sharks to learning how the basic structure of a squid's eye is similar to our own, each session provides students with evidence of the relevance of science to our everyday lives. Six to eight sessions. One hour each.
Students set up, stock and maintain a group aquarium with live animals. They learn about water chemistry and use scientific probes to monitor water quality. They also grow brine shrimp to feed their animals, dissect fish and squid to learn about their anatomy and survival needs, and use microscopes to view the unseen world of Long Island Sound. Eight to 10 sessions. Two hours each.