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School Field Trips

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All School Ages

Custom Programs

We welcome program ideas from teachers! Contact us at education@greaterclevelandaquarium.com with suggestions.

Preschool - Kindergarten

I See Sea Creatures

Listen to Eric Carle’s tale A House for Hermit Crab. Meet a cast of amazing ocean invertebrates like urchins, snails and sea stars. Enhances standards in life science, science inquiry, and language arts.

On a self-guided tour, discover the real-life animals that inspired the Carle’s characters.

Cost:

$200

Teacher Guide:

I See Sea Creatures Pre-K Teacher Guide

Kindergarten - Grade 2

Basic Training — Habitats & Needs

Find out what different animals need to survive on this Aquarium adventure. Investigate both freshwater and saltwater to discover how habitats provide animals with the food, water, shelter and oxygen they need. Compare pond and ocean habitats and identify key living and nonliving factors in these unique aquatic habitats. Enhances standards in life science and science inquiry.

Cost:

$200

Grades 3 - 5

Aquatic Food Chains

Why do catfish have whiskers? Do sharks and stingrays have similar teeth? How can an octopus escape a predator? Find out how adaptations help prey survive and predators catch their meals. Explore what and how aquatic producers, herbivores, carnivores and omnivores eat. Discover how humans fit into the food chain too! Enhances standards in life science and science inquiry.

Cost:

$200

Fin-Tastic Sharks

Investigate sharks’ unique adaptations, learn the role that sharks play in marine ecosystems and discover why shark conversation is important. Come face-to-face with several species of shark and learn what they have in common with other aquatic creatures. Understand why sharks should be revered, not feared. Enhances standards in life science and science inquiry.

Cost:

$200

Teacher Guide:

Fin-tastic Sharks Teacher Guide

Aquatic Animal Adaptations

Investigate how differences in aquatic environments affect animal life and identify unique adaptations that allow fish to thrive in different habitats. Discover how eels hide, why many sharks swim constantly and how catfish find food in murky water. Take notes in a student research notebook along the way. Enhances standards in life science, science inquiry and language arts.

Cost:

$200

Sponsored by:

Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District

Grades 6 - 8

Shark Smarts

Become a shark savvy scientist by investigating the sharks and rays on exhibit and around the globe. Discover how sharks play a critical role in the ecosystem, how they differ from other fish and how they use unique adaptations, like specialized teeth and electroreception to survive. Find out how you and others can help with shark conservation. Enhances standards in life science and science inquiry.

Cost:

$200

Ecosystem Expedition

From the Great Lakes to the Atlantic coral reefs, the earth is full of diverse aquatic ecosystems. Collect data on biotic and abiotic factors like water temperature, salinity, plant life and aquatic animals, while observing how these components interact.  Discover how aquatic animals have adapted to survive in different habitats across the globe. Enhances standards in life science, science inquiry and social studies.

Cost:

$200

High School, AP & College

Program options available upon request. Please email education@greaterclevelandaquarium.com for more information.

Funding provided by our partners:

Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District
OH Lottery