Whole School Partnerships

A field trip is an isolated annual event. A Whole School Partnership is sustainability in learning experiences.

In short, a Whole School Partnership represents a deep collaboration between The Maritime Aquarium and schools, wherein our educators work with every student multiple times over the academic year.

Through hands-on programs conducted at the Aquarium, at school, in the field and on our research vessel, we aim to bring classroom science to life. We've demonstrated, when implemented fully, the power of these partnerships to substantially and immediately close the science learning achievement gap. Programs are developed according to the Next Generation Science Standards and tailored to meet the schools' specific goals. There also are interdisciplinary components in the Aquarium-developed curriculum, including Math, Literacy, and Social Studies.

Click here to view a case study on our whole school partnerships.


Current Whole School Partners

Brookside Elementary School, Norwalk, CT

Partner since 2009 serving students in grades K-5

Interdistrict Discovery Magnet School, Bridgeport, CT
Partner since 2012 serving students in grades K-8 from Bridgeport, Easton, Fairfield, Shelton, Monroe, Milford, Stratford and Trumbull

Jefferson Science Magnet School, Norwalk, CT
Partner since 2006, serving students in grades K-5

Lordship Elementary School, Stratford, CT
Partner since 2013, serving students in grades K-6

Maritime Odyssey Preschool, Norwalk, CT
Partner since 2006, serving toddlers to preschool

Six to Six Magnet School, Bridgeport, CT
Partner since 2008, serving students in grades PK-8 from Bridgeport, Fairfield, Monroe, Stratford and Trumbull


To learn more, please contact the Education Department at Education@maritimeaquarium.org

Our Mission

Mission: The Maritime Aquarium inspires people of all ages to appreciate and protect the Long Island Sound ecosystem and the global environment through living exhibits, marine science, and environmental education.

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Phone: (203) 852-0700

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Norwalk, CT 06854

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