Not everything smells the same! Students can explore their five senses and learn how they are similar to and different from those of five ocean animals.
GRADES 1 - 2
Why don't penguins fly? How do penguins raise their chicks? Why do penguins wear tuxedos? Find out all you need to know about these fascinating birds! Please note: Live penguins are not included in the class.
LIFE ON THE REEF
Coral reefs are the most colorful and diverse ecosystems in the ocean. Explore the biology of corals and discover the many incredible reef animals that call a coral reef home.
WHAT'S YOUR HABITAT
Home sweet home is very different if you are an octopus or a hippopotamus. This lesson investigates the variety of habitats from around the world using live classroom animals
GRADES 3 - 4
FOOD WEB FRENZY
Food chains are so last year! Students will develop an ocean food web, and make scientific guesses about the relationships between predators and prey.
ENDANGERED AT ADVENTURE
Adventure Aquarium is home to many important endangered species. Students will explore what it means to be an endangered species, and learn about the threats facing our animal ambassadors.
Sharks are a unique group of animals with a complicated history and a mysterious present. Demystify shark teeth, shark species and shark relatives in our Sharks! lesson.
GRADES 5 - 8
Students will engage with live animals as well as animal artifacts to examine how creatures without bones survive in the seas.
Students will examine the forensics of shark attacks in order to separate fact from fiction in this data-driven lesson.
BUILT FOR CHANGE
Compare and contrast animal adaptations and how they allow animals to survive our changing environment.
GRADES 9 - 12
From marine biologists and veterinarians, it takes a lot of people to keep an aquarium running smoothly. This lesson is great for students considering STEM careers, or those wanting a peek into the daily life of our animals and staff.
SOS: SAVE OUR SHARKS
Shark populations are declining faster than they can rebound. Learn about different threats to sharks and why it is important to protect this ancient predator.
I AM A SEASTAR!
This class uses imitation to encourage movement, vocalization, and creative thought. Students will be introduced to various marine animals, such as sea turtles, horseshoe crabs, and sea stars, and invited to engage their imaginations by imitating their movements and sounds. This class does involve live animals, some of which students will be invited to touch.