SPECIAL EVENT: HOLI-RAY CELEBRATION

Holi-RAY Celebration

Send your students into the winter school break with a splash! Join Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada as we wish everyone happy holidays LIVE from Ray Bay with our special guest, Scuba Santa!

DETAILS:

  • For Kindergarten through Grade 6 classes
  • Thursday, December 16, at 11:00 a.m. EST
  • COST: $10 +HST per class

The 30-minute session will feature a live feeding of our spotted eagle rays and southern stingrays, plus a guest appearance in Ray Bay by Scuba Santa!

Students will join via a private YouTube link, which teachers will receive in an email on December 14.

Get your students’ questions ready so they can ask them in real time! Teachers will be provided additional resources to extend the learning.

Deadline to sign up is Monday, December 13. Please use your school email address to register, and be sure to check your junk folder for communication regarding this program.

Now accepting bookings for the 2021–2022 school year

VIRTUAL FIELD TRIPS

This 45-minute program is hosted by one of our jaw-some Educators and features exclusive behind-the-scenes video content of our charismatic animals. We also provide pre- and post-field trip activities (crafts, experiments, etc.) you can complete with your class to supplement their learning. Be shore to bring questions for the Q&A session at the end!

Delivered on Zoom, Google Meet, Microsoft Teams, or StreamYard.

Length: 45–55 minutes

Cost:

  • $99 +HST for up to 30 students
  • $225 +HST for three or more combined classes (max. 200 students)

AVAILABLE PROGRAMS

Kindergarten: Once Upon an Aquarium

At the Aquarium, our animals still have the same four basic needs as all living things: shelter, food, water, and air. Be an aquarist for a day and help us prepare food, clean exhibits, and more!

Grade 1: Once Upon an Aquarium

At the Aquarium, our animals still have the same four basic needs as all living things—shelter, food, water, and air. Be an aquarist for a day and help us prepare food, clean exhibits, and more!

Grade 2: Metamor-fishes

How do animals adapt to their surroundings as they grow? With our Aquarium animals as examples, you’ll be amazed by fish that change body shape, colour and pattern, sex, and even their environment!

Grade 3: Seaweed and Slime

What is seaweed? Take a deep dive into the world of algae, the vital roles it plays for both animals and humans, and how we can kelp it thrive.

Grade 4: Life on a Reef

Coral reefs are the most biodiverse ecosystems on Earth. Dive into the components of a reef and the complex relationships that dwell beneath the surface.

Grade 5: The Science of Diving

The human body is poorly adapted for life underwater. Investigate the challenges involved in scuba diving and how we overcome them.

Grade 6: Aquatic Aliens

Invasive species are a huge threat to biodiversity. Investigate which aquatic aliens are taking over the Great Lakes and how they do it.

Grade 7: Sea if I Care

The ocean plays a vital role in our daily lives, even if we don’t live near it. Uncover your own relationship with the ocean and the impact we are having on it.

Grade 8: Plastics on Your Plate

Plastics are everywhere, including the ocean. Unpack the problems with plastic for our aquatic ecosystems and what you can do to help turn the tide on plastic pollution.

Life at the Aquarium:

Have you ever wondered how we care for the animals at the Aquarium? How do we decide what their habitats look like, what water they swim in or food they eat? We’ll answer all of those questions and more as we teach you what life is like at the Aquarium!

Behind the Acrylic:

For older Guides and Scouts we take a deeper dive into what life is like at the Aquarium, featuring footage of veterinary care, food prep and the science of caring for animals.

More grade specific presentations coming soon!

Looking for learning resources to use at school or at home? Check our teacher resources

ATTENTION GUIDERS & SCOUTERS!

We have programs just for you! “Life at the Aquarium” is ideal for Beavers, Sparks, and Brownies, and “Behind the Acrylic” is suitable for Guides and Scouts! These 45-minute LIVE interactive presentations focusing on aquatic animals and environmental stewardship will engage your group, PLUS give ideas for easy complementary activities they can do at home.

PREMIUM LIVE FEEDINGS

These behind-the-scenes virtual live animal feedings make a great standalone virtual visit or an excellent addition to your Field Trip. Our animal feeding content can be scaled up or down to fit every grade level.

Feedings are held at specific days and times only and are subject to change.

Delivered on Zoom, Google Meet, Microsoft Teams, or StreamYard.

Length: 25–30 minutes

Cost:

  • $125 +HST for up to 30 students
  • $300 +HST for three or more combined classes (max. 200 students)

PIRANHA FEEDING

Do piranhas live up to their fearsome reputation? Let’s venture into the Amazon River basin to discover the truth and bust some myths about these jaw-some fish and the mangrove forests they call home.

  • Key concepts: habitats, overfishing, adaptation

SEA TURTLE FEEDING

All sea turtle species globally are at a risk of extinction. Have lunch with our turt-ally terrific animal ambassador Spot to learn about sea turtles, what is happening to them in the ocean, and what you can do to help.

  • Key concepts: habitats, plastic pollution, adaptation, climate change

RAINBOW REEF FEEDING WITH SCUBA DIVER

What do your favourite fish eat for breakfast? A scuba diver will join us at Rainbow Reef as we learn all about one of the most biodiverse ecosystems in the ocean, the coral reef, and the multitude of beautiful fish that live there.

  • Key concepts: biodiversity, habitats, climate change, adaptation

EAGLE RAY ENRICHMENT

Enrichment is behavioural training with a reward. It helps us keep our animals happy, healthy, and active. Be amazed by elegant eagle rays during this live feeding session.

  • Key concepts: adaptation, animal care, habitats

REGISTRATION

Virtual Field Trip

Requesting Your Virtual Visit

Please note: Submitting an online request ensures that all of the required information is accurately communicated to the Aquarium as it is inputted directly by you. However, if you are having difficulty using the online form, please call 647-351-3474 ex 2648 for assistance. We do not take bookings over the phone.

Your booking is not confirmed until you receive an invoice and payment is provided. Payment will be required in advance via credit card over the phone.

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