"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

Teachers & Groups

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Sand Tiger Shark Fun Fact

Look 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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"House for Hermit Crab"  (PK-K)

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 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:
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

 

"Meet the Animals"  (PK-K)

Nothing sparks an interest in nature and science like an up-close meeting with live animals. An aquarium educator will introduce students to live crabs, snails and sea stars. Children will count their legs/arms, describe their body shapes and explain how they feel. Finally, they’ll collect their ideas and observations on an "I Notice, I Wonder" chart. 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:
K:  Next Gen., LS1.C, ESS3.A;  Common Core, K.MD.A.2, K.MD.B.3

 

Similarities and Differences  (K-1)

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. 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: $135 for first or simultaneous; $120 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

1:  Next Gen., LS1.A, LS3.B;  Common Core, RI.1.6, L.1.5b

 

And click here for the Shoreline Investigators field program conducted at a local beach!