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Teacher Resources

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Teacher newsletter

Sign up to receive email newsletters from the Seattle Aquarium with content specifically suited for educators including links to resources, animal facts and the latest news on educational programming at the Seattle Aquarium.

When submitting your email address be sure to select “educator newsletter” along with any other categories you are interested in.

Teacher Workshops

Check back again soon for future workshop dates!

School group FAQ

Check out our School Group FAQ for more information on logistics for your field trip, on-site classes and distance learning programs.

Student field guides

Looking for resources to help your students explore the beach? Check out our handouts and field guides on our Beach Naturalist page.

Field trip chaperone form

Joining us for a class visit or field trip? Please fill out our chaperone form below and send it to chaperones prior to your visit.

The Salish Sea and Me: A marine activity and learning book

“The Salish Sea & Me: A marine activity and learning book” is a teaching tool for use in the classroom or at home to help students understand their emotions while creating empathy for aquatic creatures around the world. The Seattle Aquarium developed this book to bring together empathy, conservation and social-emotional learning. The book’s content is designed for third–fifth graders but could be adapted to meet the needs of younger or older students.

Interested teachers can receive up to 40 printed copies of “The Salish Sea & Me: A marine activity and learning book” from the first run of printing. These will be mailed to your school free of charge. Available while supplies last.

Cover of the book The Salish Sea & Me, a marine activity and learning book from the Seattle Aquarium. Illustrations of two sea otters floating at the surface of the ocean with fish, a giant Pacific octopus, anemones, kelp and a nudibranch under the water below the otters.
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Website maintenance

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Support the Seattle Aquarium

Two sea otters at the Seattle Aquarium floating on the water in their habitat, holding onto each other demonstrating a rafting behavior.

With your help, the Seattle Aquarium builds connections with our community to inspire conservation and curiosity for marine life. When you make an end-of-year gift by December 31, you'll be joining us in protecting our shared marine environment—now and for generations to come. Thank you!

An adult sea otter at the Seattle Aquarium looking upwards with its front paws resting on its front.

Giving Tuesday

Make a tax-deductible donation to the non-profit Seattle Aquarium

Your donation will be matched dollar-for-dollar up to $10,000 thanks to a very generous anonymous donor!

Sea otter at the Seattle Aquarium laying on its back, raising its head and front paws.

Cyber weekend

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