Aquarium Plus STEM in Action Tour
Appropriate for grades 3-12
$11.50/student (September-February); $14.00/student (March-August) | 45 minutes
Explore the Aquarium on your own, then step behind the scenes, meet Aquarium staff, and see STEM in action with an expert guide. From restoring Caribbean coral reefs and reducing plastic pollution, to shark tracking in the Gulf of Mexico and protecting critically endangered species, students will examine how we rescue and protect wildlife every day. Students will also learn how to get involved with conservation activities and STEM careers.
Aquarium Plus Caribbean Quest
$11.50/student (September-February only) | 60 minutes
By analyzing data sets and observing the Aquarium’s Caribbean habitats and animals, students will practice drawing conclusions and creating new testable questions about an organism’s interactions with its ecosystem. Students will conduct a Caribbean bioblitz and/or animal ethogram.
Aquarium Plus Discovery
$11.50/student (September-February only) |60 minutes
Armed with observations from their self-guided tour, your students will collaborate with their classmates to design their own investigations, collect and analyze data with a variety of tools and technologies, and discuss what did and didn’t work using the Science Flowchart at understandingscience.org. It’s a one-of-a-kind, indoor, real STEM experience!
Aquarium Plus Field Expedition
$15.50/student (September-February); $17.50/student (March-August) |120 minutes
Follow us to Sunset Lake for a field expedition like no other. In small teams, your students will collaborate with their classmates to plan and design investigations, collect and analyze data with a variety of tools and technologies, and discuss what did and didn’t work using the Science Flowchart at understandingscience.org.
Aquarium Plus Squid Dissection
$13.00/student (September-February); $16.00/student (March-August) | 60 minutes
Investigate the wild world of cephalopods, those “head-foot” animals in the phylum Mollusca. Through observation, description, measurement, and identification, students will discover the special characteristics and adaptations that squid use to eat, move, and protect themselves from predators. Students will conduct an external and internal dissection of a squid and make comparisons to cephalopods and other mollusks living in Aquarium habitats.
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