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To begin planning your group’s visit to The Maritime Aquarium please call (203) 852-0700 extension 2206 between 9:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday or email us at: email@example.com.
Imagine living in a place that gets flooded every day! That’s the challenge faced by the amazing and resilient animals of Long Island Sound’s intertidal zone. Students read tide charts and learn how the moon influences the rise and fall of the tides. They meet and touch different kinds of crabs, mollusks, and gastropods, use an age-appropriate field guide to identify them and employ their observation skills to explain how these animals are adapted to the daily and seasonal changes in their environment. One hour.
In-House: $135 for first or simultaneous; $120 for second and additional sequential.
Traveling Teacher: $185 for first or simultaneous; $135 for second and additional sequential. Additional travel fees may apply.
Standards: N.G.S.S – 3: L.S4-3 4: L.S1-1
Among the most amazing and alien life forms on Earth, squid are endlessly fascinating. Students examine real squid specimens to locate and identify the body structures the creatures use for feeding, moving and protecting themselves. They use tweezers and hand lenses to find a squid’s ink sac, siphon, arms and tentacles, and also compare a squid’s adaptations to those of fish and jellies. One hour.
In the company of an Aquarium educator, your students will see The Maritime Aquarium as never before. These themed, guided tours use the motivating power of the Aquarium’s animals, along with observational strategies for young students, to bring grade-appropriate life science topics alive. Choose one focus for your exploration:
One hour each. Please note: from April through June, Gallery Explorations are offered only before 10 a.m. and after 1 p.m.
In-House only: $120 for first or simultaneous; $110 for second and additional sequential.
Standards: N.G.S.S – 3: L.S4-3 4: L.S1-1, L.S1-2 5: L.S2-1
Geologist Charles Lyell is credited with the insight that water’s powerful ability to shape the landscapes we see today also caused major transformations over the course of Earth’s history. Using the Aquarium’s stream-table models, students conduct an inquiry to discover the role erosion and deposition play in creating rivers and landforms. Students create their own model to learn how natural and fabricated objects can affect these processes. 90 minutes.
In-House: $200 for first or simultaneous; $185 for second and additional sequential.
Traveling Teacher: $265 for first or simultaneous; $200 for second and additional sequential. Additional travel fees may apply.
Standards: N.G.S.S – 4: E.S.S.2-1, E.S.S 3-2
As amazing as the marine world is to the naked eye, there are incredible plants and animals that can only be seen with special tools. Students use microscopes and hand lenses to observe different kinds of plankton and invertebrates, which may include barnacles, sea squirts, jellyfish larva, tunicates, brine shrimp and more. Then, they use math and language strategies to describe the scale of what they’ve seen. One hour.
In-House only: $145 for first or simultaneous; $130 for second and additional sequential.
Standards: N.G.S.S – 3-5: E.T.S1-2
Through a guided inquiry experiment, students take on the role of behavioral scientists as they investigate how brine shrimp respond to stimuli. Creating hypotheses, recording observations and deciding how to control variables, students engage in an experiment that emulates the scientific process. Afterward, students draw their own conclusions and present their results. One hour.
In-House: $145 for first or simultaneous; $130 for second and additional sequential.
Traveling Teacher: $185 for first or simultaneous; $135 for second and additional sequential. Add’l travel fees may apply.
Standards: N.G.S.S – 5: E.T.S1-3
Long Island Sound and its watershed provide a perfect opportunity to explore human impacts on aquatic ecosystems. Students share their knowledge about sources of pollution and then “pollute” a watershed model to demonstrate how pollutants travel and where they end up. They also discuss strategies for cleaning up the pollution that makes its way to the Sound, and identify ways everyone can contribute to that effort! 45 minutes.
In-House: $130 for first or simultaneous; $120 for second and additional sequential
Traveling Teacher: $180 for first or simultaneous; $130 for second and additional sequential. Additional travel fees may apply.
Standards: N.G.S.S – 5: E.S.S2-1, E.S.S3-1 6 & 7: E.S.S3-3
Click here to learn more about our Study Cruise Programs out onto Long Island Sound are available by charter for Grades 3 and up.
Explore the marine life at a local beach! Click here to learn more about our Field Programs.
Need financial assistance? Click Here to Download our Group Financial-aid Form and either email it to firstname.lastname@example.org or mail to: The Maritime Aquarium, 10 North Water Street, Norwalk, Connecticut 06854; or fax it to: (203) 852-8892.