VIRTUAL FIELD TRIPS
Book a virtual presentation with one of our JAW-some Educators for your class. This 45 minute program includes pre- and post-visit activities and exclusive videos of our animals.
Kindergarten: Once Upon an Aquarium
At the Aquarium, our animals still have the same 4 basic needs as all living things—shelter, food, water, and air. Move your body while you discover them with us from home or school!
Grade 1: Once Upon an Aquarium
At the Aquarium, our animals still have the same 4 basic needs as all living things—shelter, food, water, and air. Discover them with us Aquarium style!
Grade 2: Metamor-fishes
How do animals adapt to their surroundings as they grow? Using our Aquarium animals as examples, be amazed by fish that change body shape, colour/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 in to 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 S.C.U.B.A. diving and how we overcome them.
Grade 6: Aquatic Aliens
Invasive species are a huge threat to biodiversity, investigate which 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.
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 a program just for you! “Life at the Aquarium” is ideal for Beavers, Sparks, and Brownies. This 45-minute LIVE interactive presentation focused on aquatic animals and environmental stewardship will engage your group, PLUS give ideas for easy complementary activities they can do at home.
Cost: $49 plus HST for up to 30 students
Delivered on Zoom, Google Meet or your school’s platform.
Add a behind-the-scenes virtual live animal feeding to your Field Trip for $50 plus HST. Our animal feedings content can be scaled up or down to fit every grade level. Choose from:
RAY BAY FEEDING WITH S.C.U.B.A. DIVER
Join our S.C.U.B.A. divers for a stingray feeding and meet the charismatic stingray species that call our Ray Bay home. Together we will explore the similarities and differences between the species, learn about their growth, reproduction and habitat and even discuss their close relatives, sharks!
- Key concepts: biodiversity, habitats, overfishing, adaptation)
Do piranhas live up to their fearsome reputation? Let’s venture into the Amazon River basin and together we’ll discover the truth and bust some myths about these jaw-some fish and the mangrove forests they call home.
- Key concepts: habitats, overfishing, adaptation
EAGLE RAY ENRICHMENT
Ever wonder how we keep our animals engaged at the aquarium? Join us for an enrichment session with our very intelligent spotted eagle rays. Enrichment is behavioural training with a reward, and often involves giving our animals a challenge or puzzle to stimulate them. Be amazed by the elegant eagle rays during this live enrichment session.
- Key concepts: adaptation, animal care, habitats
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
*NEW–RAINBOW REEF FEEDING WITH S.C.U.B.A. DIVER
What do your famous favourites eat for breakfast? A S.C.U.B.A.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