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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 got a chance to investigate, interact with and, of course, learn about."

– Rockland County, NY, camp director

 

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Other Sciences

"Michael Jordan to the Max"

This inspirational film follows “His Airness” & the Chicago Bulls through their 1998 run through the NBA playoffs. (This is the one with that famous moment of Jordan frozen in follow-through after his championship-winning shot in Game 6 against the Jazz. It would be his last shot for the Bulls.) Interspersed with the game action is Jordan’s biography. Although he became one of the most famous athletes in the world, “To the MAX” shows how Jordan carried himself with class and dignity both on and off the court. His message of participation and inspiration is appropriate to young and old alike. Teachers and coaches will especially appreciate having their students and players hear Jordan talking about the people and events that lit his unmatched will to succeed.

pdfMichael Jordan to Max ed guide.pdf

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"Sea Rex: Journey to a Prehistoric World"

If you’re impressed by the sharks in The Maritime Aquarium, wait until you see – awesomely, in IMAX – creatures that ruled the seas long before the first modern shark. “Sea Rex: Journey to a Prehistoric World” launches its exploration by joining up with an imaginative young woman named Julie visiting a modern-day museum. She encounters the friendly ghost of Georges Cuvier, a 19th-century French scientist considered to be the father of vertebrate paleontology. Cuvier becomes Julie’s – and the audience’s – guide through a catalog of marine reptiles from the Mesozoic era, all shown in lifelike action via striking computer-generated imagery and also shown as large as life on the huge IMAX screen. “Sea Rex” brings paleontology to life – and it is current science from an impressive global roster of researchers who all appear in the film, including lead scientific advisor Dr. Nathalie Bardet of Paris’ National Museum of Natural History.

pdfSeaRex_EducatorsGuide.pdf

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"Tornado Alley"

Join "Storm Chasers" TV star Sean Casey and the researchers of VORTEX 2, the most ambitious effort ever made to understand the origins and evolution of tornadoes, on this heart-pounding science adventure. Armed with a 70mm giant-screen camera, a fleet of customized vehicles designed to withstand gale-force winds and an arsenal of the most advanced weather measurement instruments ever created, the stars of "Tornado Alley" take audiences on a thrilling quest to experience a tornado at point-blank range. Enjoy some of the most amazing clouds ever captured in the IMAX format.  Narrated by actor Bill Paxton.

Parental Guide: loud thunder and lightning, tornado destruction shown, one sad scene as a toddler is shown (with his parents) amid tornado destruction, no death or gore, brief aerial scenes that may make some people queasy.

pdfTornado Alley_Ed Guide.pdf

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“T-Rex: Back to the Cretaceous”

This fun time-travel film uses a fictional story to set audiences up to meet famous "bone-hunters" from the early 1900s but also to journey back 65 million years for larger-than-life encounters with a mama Tyrannosaurus rex and other awesome dinosaurs.

pdfTREX teachers guide.pdf

 
 
 

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The Maritime Aquarium inspires people of all ages to appreciate Long Island Sound
and protect it for future generations. A vibrant and entertaining learning environment,
it achieves this goal through living exhibits, marine science, and environmental education.

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