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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 got a chance to investigate, interact with and, of course, learn about."

– Rockland County, NY, camp director

Fun & Learning

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Sand Tiger Shark Fun Fact

Looks closely at the sand tiger sharks in the "Ocean Beyond the Sound" exhibit. Their snout and jaws are covered in tiny holes. These are receptors for the sharks' "sixth sense" – their ability to detect bioelectric fields emitted by other animals (including potential prey).

 

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View and download our full 2014-15 Maritime Aquarium Educational Programs catalog.

 

High School Programs

NEW!  Behind-the-Scenes Marine Careers (Grades 9-12)

Aquar.interns1Explore off-exhibit areas as you learn about the many careers that are involved in making The Maritime Aquarium a great place for visitors as well as for the animals that live here. View the “Ocean Beyond the Sound” exhibit – with its 7-foot sand tiger sharks – from above and visit our “Fish Kitchen” to learn how our aquarists meet the nutritional needs of more than 1,000 animals every single day. Students will not only learn about the behind-the-scenes operations of the Aquarium, but what they need to do to work with animals in a similar setting some day. One hour.   Includes live animals in the presentation.

At Aquarium: $120 for first or simultaneous; $110 for second & additional sequential; in addition to Aquarium admission.

Not available as a Traveling Teacher program.

 

NEW!  Shark Anatomy & Evolution (Grades 9-12)

Aquar.sharks-copyFor decades, sharks have been called “living fossils.” But recent studies have challenged the notion that sharks have changed little over the course of evolutionary time. Guided by the Aquarium’s expert instructors, students will work in groups dissecting small sharks to investigate shark adaptations and why they’ve been so successful. Students also will learn about the relationship between bony and cartilaginous fish, and why many shark species are now threatened. Two hours.  Includes live animals in the presentation.

At Aquarium: $275 for first or simultaneous; $250 for second & additional sequential

Not available as a Traveling Teacher program.

Standards:
Grades 9-12:  Next Gen., LS1.A, LS4.B, LS4.C, LS4.D;  CT Science, 10.5;  CT Core Scientific, D INQ: 1, 2, 6, 10.

 

Coming in 2015!  Sound Sentinels (Grades 9-12)

How do scientists measure climate change, and what tells them if it’s having an impact on habitats and species? It’s all about sentinels and, in this new program, high school students will learn about the biotic and abiotic sentinels that scientists use to understand the effects of a changing climate on Long Island Sound. After collecting and analyzing water-quality data and up-close examination of live animal sentinels, the program culminates with an immersive role-playing activity. Students adopt the perspectives of a variety of community members as they debate issues related to the health and management of the Sound. 90 minutes. Includes live animals in the presentation. Also available as a Traveling Teacher presentation at your school.

At Aquarium: $175 for first or simultaneous; $160 for second & additional sequential; in addition to Aquarium admission.

Traveling Teacher at Your School: $225 for first or simultaneous; $175 for second & additional sequential. Add’l travel fees may apply.

Grades 9-12:  Next Gen., LS2.A, LS2.C, LS4.C, LS4.D, ESS2.D, ESS3.A, ESS3.C, ESS3,D;  CT Science, 9.8, 9.9, 10.5;  Common Core, RST.11-12.1, RST.11-12.7, WHST.9-12.9, SL.11-12.5, MP.2, HSS-IC.B.6;  CT Core Scientific, D INQ: 1, 2, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10.

 

 
 
 

The Maritime Aquarium inspires people of all ages to appreciate Long Island Sound
and protect it for future generations. A vibrant and entertaining learning environment,
it achieves this goal through living exhibits, marine science, and environmental education.

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The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) corporation

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