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Schooling Around
Home School Programming
2018-2019

Theme: Habitats – Where In the World Do You Live?

Dates: The second Tuesday of each month, September-May

Time: 10:00am - 11:00am – Grades K-3rd

11:15am - 12:15pm – Grades 4th-6th­

12:30pm - 1:30pm – Grades 7th-12th

Cost:

Non-members:
K-12: $12 per class
Adults: $6 per class

Members:
K-12: $10 per class
Adults: $5 per class

Register for 5 or more classes and get one free!

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Full payment is due upon booking. There are no refunds for any programs unless we must cancel the program. If you need to cancel your reservation and you do so more than 24 hours in advance of the program date, we will hold your payment as credit for a future program as long as it is within that school year. If you cancel within 24 hours of the program date or you do not show up for the program, you will not be refunded and payment will not be transferred to another date.

 

*Please note that we are a science based institution and will touch on scientific themes such as evolution*

*All dissections will be for grades 7th-12th*

 

September 11th, 2018 – The Great Lakes – Join us as we discuss all of the life found right in our backyard - the Great Lakes! This class will include outdoor experiments and field work, just like a real biologist! We will discuss everything from life within the Great Lakes to how humans utilize them today.

October 9th, 2018 – Coastline and Tide Pools *Sea Urchin Dissection* You don’t need to venture deep into the ocean to find life; coast lines and tidal pools are teeming with animals of all shapes and sizes. What happens to animals during low tide? What animal eats sea urchins? With the help of hands on activities and a visit from some tidal pool friends, learning will be a day at the beach!

November 13th, 2018 – Wetlands and Marshes –Wetlands and Marshes are more than moist, muddy habitats. They help to protect against elements like floods and pollutants. Come join us in hands-on learning about how these ecosystems are important to our communities, watersheds, and the species that call them home.

December 11th, 2018 – Mangroves*Crab Dissection* Mangrove forests blur the line between land and sea, populating coastal edges and providing an important habitat for all sorts of species. Learn how these trees tolerate their salty, wet environment with hands on activities showcasing their amazing adaptations. We will also discuss their important role in marine fisheries and why they are a seafood lover’s friend.

January 8th, 2019 – Arctic and Antarctic – Most people think that the Polar Regions are cold and desolate places where little life can survive, but that could not be further from the truth. We will explore the ends of the earth with hands on activities on water density, climate impacts, and animal diversity to find out how these areas can support the largest animals on the planet and team with life below the surface, all despite the chill.

February 12th, 2019 – Coral Reefs– Coral reefs are one of the world's most colorful and diverse ecosystems. One quarter of all ocean life depends on coral reefs, though they cover only about 1 percent of the ocean floor! Corals have a huge effect on the health of our world, but they need our help. Using hands on activities and awesome artifacts, come find out how you can preserve the rainforests of the sea!

March 12th, 2019 – Open Ocean vs. Deep Ocean*Shark Dissection* It has been said that scientists know more about outer space than we do our own oceans. The open oceans are vast expanses that are almost impossible to explore every inch. Deep oceans are extreme habitats that require very specialized equipment to explore. We will take a dive into these expansive ocean areas and learn about the amazing species that call these habitats home.

April 9th, 2019 – Rainforest – Did you know that the rainforest is considered the lungs for the planet? Without them, we wouldn’t have any stability on the ever growing concern of climate change. Also, about 25% of all human prescriptions come from these lush forests as well as 1,300 of the known 2,000 cancer-fighting plants. Trek deep into this humid habitat with us as we explore everything the rainforest has to offer.

May 14th, 2019 – Conservation Field Day – Join us for a day filled with games and activities that help us give back to our own habitat! Students will learn how they can give back to the environment with different take-home crafts and experiments. During this class, we will tie in all of the habitats that were discussed throughout the year to show how everything is connected on the planet.

 

 

For additional information please contact:
Kaitlyn Dunbar
Educator, Homeschool Programming Coordinator
Phone: (716) 285-3575 ext. 210
Email: kdunbar@aquariumofniagara.org

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