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2020-21 Homeschool Program
2020-21 Theme: Body Systems
The systems in our bodies are very complex and they differ from species to species. Join us at the aquarium every other month as we dissect four of our main body systems; skeletal, respiratory, digestive, and reproductive.
Dates: November 10, January 12, March 9, May 11
- 11:00 am –11:30 am Grades K – 3rd
- 11:45 am – 12:30 pm – Grades 4th – 6th
- 1:00 pm- 2:00 pm – Grades 7th – 12th
Registration ends at 10:00am the Monday before the class date.
Classes that do not meet the minimum of 5 child participants will be canceled or merged with the closest age level.
Full payment is due upon booking. Refunds are only issued in the event of a cancellation. 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 a credit for a future program (within the same school year only). If you cancel within 24 hours of the program date or you do not show up for the program, no refunds or credits will be issued.
- Non-members: K-12
- Non-members: Adult
- Members: K-12
- Members: Adult
November 10- Body Systems: Skeletal
Our skeletal system is the foundation of our bodies. It gives us our shape, and a strong structure to support us. But what might other non-human skeletons look like? What about creatures without skeletons? This class will get down to the “bare bones” of this body system, and it’s very important function throughout many different species.
January 12- Body Systems: Respiratory
Respiration is vital to our survival. Each breath of air we take provides our bodies with oxygen, which is necessary for many of our cells to keep us alive. All living things need oxygen, whether it is from the air or from the sea. Hold your breath and dive into the different and surprising ways that animals use their respiratory system.
March 9- Body Systems: Digestive
To keep our strength and energy up, we must eat food with vital nutrients and proteins. Different animals eat different types of foods and need specialized digestive systems to break down the food into nutrients. Come join us as we BREAK it down and discover how various species digest their diets.
May 11- Body Systems: Reproductive
In the previous classes, we talked about how different body systems help animals survive. In this class we will talk about why survival is so important; to pass on their genes to the next generation. Let’s jump in and learn all about different ways marine species reproduce.