On-site classroom programs

Grades 3–5

Conservation education fund scholarships

Scholarship assistance for admission, transportation and off-site programs is available to qualifying schools. Scholarships are awarded as funding is available. Priority will be given to 40 percent or greater free and reduced lunch or equivalent schools, Head Start, ECEAP, special needs and ESL/ELL classes. Limited funding available. Please apply online when registering for programs.

Orca discovery

October 2016–June 2017 
Monday–Friday

What do you have in common with an orca? Discover the connections we share by comparing the life cycle and physical structure of orcas to humans while building a life-size whale skeleton. Instructors will lead students in a discussion of how our actions can negatively and positively affect these amazing animals.


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Puget Sound plankton discovery

October 2016–June 2017
Monday–Friday

Discover the most abundant organisms in Puget Sound: plankton! After conducting their own plankton tow, students will use microscopes to discover how plankton can be sorted into animals and plants, and the role plankton plays in providing food for all as the base of the marine food web.


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Hands-on tide pool discovery

October 2016–June 2017
Monday–Friday

Get hands on with Puget Sound’s most common tide pool invertebrates! Learn about animals like hermit crabs, sea urchins and snails; the adaptations that help them survive in the intertidal zone; and the positive and negative effects we can have on the animals and their ecosystem.


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Self-guided tour

Discover the Seattle Aquarium with your students! Guide them through face-to-face interactions with marine animals as they explore the exhibits, from the cool waters of Puget Sound to the coral reefs of the tropical Pacific. Make sure to stop by our hands-on tide pools and interact with a diver at one of our interpretive shows.

 

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