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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

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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Click on the image at right for a pdf of our entire 2015-16 Educational Programs brochure.

 

"House for Hermit Crab"

hermit-crabHermit crab is outgrowing his shell and it’s time for a new home. Using Eric Carle's classic story as motivation, students consider the differences between living and non-living things – and how all animals require both to survive. Students meet and touch a variety of live crabs and mollusks, sorting and classifying them according to size, shape and other attributes that promote early science skills. 45 minutes.  Includes live animals in the presentation. Also available as a Traveling Teacher presentation at your school.

At Aquarium: $120 for first or simultaneous; $110 for second & additional sequential; in addition to Aquarium admission.
Traveling Teacher at Your School: $170 for first or simultaneous; $120 for second & additional sequential. Additional travel fees may apply.

Standards:
Pre-K:  CT Science, PK.1, PK.2, PK.4;  CT Core Scientific, A INQ: 1, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9
K:  Next Gen., LS1.C, ESS3.A;  CT Science, K.1, K.2, K.4;  Common Core, K.MD.A.2, K.MD.B.3;  CT Core Scientific, A INQ: 1, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9

 

Similarities and Differences

horseshoeCrab-HerityHow are members of the same group of animals similar and different from each other? Learning to classify living things is an important early-elementary science skill. In this new program, young students engage in up-close examinations of crabs, fish, turtles and mollusks. They use their senses of sight and touch to describe similarities and differences in shape, texture, color and more. There's nothing like live animals to spark inquiry in young scientists!  45 minutes. 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.

Standards:
Pre-K:  CT Science, PK.1, PK.2, PK.4;  CT Core Scientific, A INQ: 1, 3, 4, 6, 8, 9
K:  Next Gen., LS1.C, ESS3.A;  CT Science, K.1, K.2, K.4;  Common Core, K.MD.A.2, K.MD.B.3;  CT Core Scientific, A INQ: 1, 3, 4, 6, 8, 9

 

 
 
 

Mission: The Maritime Aquarium inspires people of all ages to appreciate and protect the Long Island Sound ecosystem
and the global environment 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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