"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).

TeMPEST is an engaging and educational after-school program with five main objectives for our participants:

  • An increased understanding of STEM concepts and how they are relevant.
  • Discover what characteristics they are looking for in a college.
  • An enthusiastic attitude about STEM related topics.
  • Learn transferable skills that will help them achieve success in professional and academic settings.
  • Become more knowledgeable about the important role Long Island Sound plays in the community and how they can actively work to conserve it.

Other benefits of TeMPEST include:

  • A fun, safe, and educational after-school opportunity
  • Meet new people! including peers, students in similar programs at other institutions, and staff in all departments of The Maritime Aquarium
  • Educators are happy to write college recommendation letters
  • Visit many different college campuses, science institutions, museums, and conservation centers
All of these opportunities are provided at no cost to the student thanks to the generosity of our foundational supporters.