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To download the entire 2018-19 Educational Programs brochure as a PDF click here.
To begin planning your group’s visit to The Maritime Aquarium please call 203-852-0700 ext. 2206 between 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Mon.-Fri. or email us at: email@example.com.
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 &
Traveling Teacher: $180 for first or simultaneous; $130 for second & additional sequential. Additional travel fees may apply.
Standards: NGSS – 5: ESS2-1, ESS3-1 6 & 7: ESS3-3
Led by an Aquarium educator, your students see The Maritime Aquarium as never before. This themed, guided tour uses the motivating power of the Aquarium’s animals, along with observational strategies for middle-school students, to bring grade-appropriate life science topics alive. One hour. 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 & additional sequential.
Standards: NGSS – 6-8: LS2-3, LS2-4
What are the essential parts of the circulatory, respiratory and digestive systems? How do they work together to accomplish the body’s essential functions? In these comparative-anatomy programs, students are guided in a focused fish dissection. They think not only about how these systems operate in fish, but compare them to their analogous systems in humans. Take each program separately, or combine them for a 90-minute lab. Fee charged for extra specimens.
Standards: NGSS – 6-8: LS1-3
Hurricanes and nor’easters, sea level rise and coastal erosion! This timely new program provides the opportunity for middle- and high-school students to delve into these local environmental threats through a unique and comprehensive hands-on experience. With its development funded through a three-year grant from the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), this program consists of three sessions: two in your classroom and one on Long Island Sound aboard the Aquarium’s hybrid-electric research vessel. Onboard the boat, students will collect environmental data and biological samples, and evaluate the resilience of their home coastline. An exploration of urgent real-world issues linking science and citizenship, “Sound Resilience – Get On Board!” provides an unprecedented opportunity for students to learn how the work of scientists is relevant to students’ everyday lives and the futures of their communities.
Sessions 1 and 3: 1 hour each in your classroom
Session 2: 2-hour cruise on the Aquarium’s research vessel
Through Spring 2019, FREE to schools in these communities:
Greenwich, Stamford, Darien, New Canaan, Norwalk,
Westport, Wilton, Weston, Fairfield, Bridgeport and
Cost for schools in communities other than the 11 above:
$1,100 for three sessions. Please contact us about possible financial assistance.
For more details about “Sound Resilience: Get on Board!” and how to apply, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (203) 852-0700, ext. 2208.
Study cruise programs out onto Long Island Sound are available by charter for Grades 3 & up. Click Here to Learn More.
Explore the marine life at a local beach! Learn more.
Need financial assistance? Download the Group Financial-aid Form and either email it to email@example.com or mail to: The Maritime Aquarium, 10 North Water Street, Norwalk, CT 06854; or fax it to: (203) 852-8892.