Let us bring AQUATIC ADVENTURES to you!
Study the marine environment every day! Discover the wonders of local marine life in this unique presentation. Following a hands-on introduction to shellfish, hermit crabs, snails & fish, a low-maintenance, 10-gallon saltwater aquarium filled with these animals is left for display in your classroom.
Bring the beach to your classroom! A great alternative to a field trip, this hands-on presentation introduces your students to local marine life - sea stars, shellfish, hermit crabs, snails, and...the infamous horseshoe crab.
What happens to litter on the beach? Explore the problem of debris in the marine environment. Learn about different types and sources of debris, how it impacts marine wildlife through ingestion and entanglement, and how students can help. An excellent opportunity for your students to become young stewards of the environment!
This class can also be conducted at a Town of Huntington Beach (Asharoken, Centerport beach or Gold Star Beach), where students can participate in a beach cleanup. (See Marine Education Field Trips).
Earth’s changing climate is a HOT topic these days. What does it mean for our oceans and local bays? How can we better understand these changes? Better yet, what can we do to help fix it? Students will learn about local and global climate issues, and get a first look at what live, local species are being affected most by a changing climate!
Ever hear the expression: “I’m as happy as a Clam!”? Let’s take a look into why these shellfish are so happy. Long Island has a rich shellfish history. Students will learn about Long Island’s maritime culture and how SHELLFISH were once a major economic success. A fun hands-on introduction to local shellfish species, while learning about their interesting biology…you’ll leave smiling!
Have you ever wondered how that Asian shore crab made it to your local beach? How did it get there? When did it arrive? How does it affect the local ecosystem? How can we fix this issue? We have more invasive marine species than ever before. Students will interact with some invasive species, as well as some native ones. You may be surprised to find out what animals were not always here.
Ever wonder where the seafood on your dinner plate came from? We think it’s important for students to establish a connection and understanding of where their food comes from. Our oceans and bays are full of yummy and nutritious creatures. Students will learn what animals need our help and protection, and what’s safe to eat. We will discuss different fishing methods and by-catch! We will also incorporate a special hands-on experience with the creatures we love in the water and on our dinner plates.
Your students will have a whale of a time learning about marine mammals, their incredible sizes, their diets & feeding behaviors. This interactive class includes hands-on time with bones, teeth, baleen, and K.C. - our life-size, inflatable baby humpback whale!
Dive into the mysterious environment of the deep sea as you learn about bio-luminescent animals through slides and pictures, glowing models, and demonstrations. Compare this unexplored world to some land bioluminescent creatures. This dark world can be brought right to your classroom!
(Best setting for this program is in a dark room)
Learn how to be a superhero! Students will explore what they can do to help our local bays and watersheds. We will discover how various kinds of pollution make their way to the bay and ocean and how it affects local marine life. Hands-on demonstrations and a Storm drain system built right in your classroom will get your students ready to be Stormwater Superheroes!
*Stormwater Superheroes is FREE to select Suffolk County Schools, ask us if your school qualifies. (Free Classes are limited)*
Discovery Tank: $185
All other programs: $160
All classes at your facility are 50 minutes long. Maximum of 30 students per class.
*Classes or events of 30 or more can ask about our Marine Animal Touch Tank at $160/hr.
Last updated January 18, 2018