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January 15 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
One event on February 19, 2020 at 10:00am
One event on March 18, 2020 at 10:00am
One event on April 15, 2020 at 10:00am
One event on May 20, 2020 at 10:00am
Join other homeschool families for an educational and fun program day! This is a great way to experience unique marine life while engaging in positive social interaction. Special rates will be offered on these days for admission, Glass Bottom Boat tours, Behind the Scenes Tours and Swim with the Stingrays.
Dates and Topics
January 15: OCEAN INVADERS – How do invasive species impact the environment and what can you do to help prevent their spread? Through an interactive game, students will see firsthand how invasive species affect various marine ecosystems.
February 19: ONE FISH, TWO FISH – No Fish? Fishing stocks may be renewable, but they are limited and some populations are currently being over-fished. Students will learn the basics of various sustainable fishing techniques compared to the types which deplete populations and destroy habitats. Students will brainstorm a fishing gear model to create new sustainable fishing technique.
March 18: OCEAN ACIDIFICATION – How could increasing acidity in the ocean impact the variety of marine life? In this class, students will participate in a game that explores how excess carbon dioxide in our atmosphere is changing the chemistry of the ocean and the implications this could have for marine animals.
April 15: EARTH DAY HEROES – Join us for our second annual Earth Day Beach Sweep. We will use this opportunity to recall the negative effects of single use plastics in the oceans. Stick around after the clean-up for a shark tooth hunting session!
May 20: SPECIES SURVIVAL – Encounter the several endangered species found here at the aquarium, from flippers to fins. Students will explore firsthand the challenges facing these threatened marine animals and participate in an engineering design challenge to recreate a prosthetic sea turtle flipper.
*all topics subject to change*