Homeschool Programs

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Theme: Inside the Aquarium

Dates: September 10, November 12, January 14, March 10, May 12

Time:     11:00am-11:30am – Grades K-3rd

11:45am-12:30pm – Grades 4th-6th

1:00pm-2:00pm – Grades 7th-12th

Register and attend the first four classes and the 5th class is free!

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

Schooling Around: Homeschool Programming

2019-2020 Themes

September 10 – Inside the Aquarium: Zoonoses

We worry about catching illnesses from each other, but you may not realize we can also catch illnesses from animals. Learn about the pathogens, called zoonoses, our staff has to be aware of when working with our animals and how we prevent them.

November 12 – Inside the Aquarium: Quarantine

When you first hear of a new animal at the aquarium, they have usually been here for some time before they are seen by the public. This quarantine period is an important step to ensure the health of our animals is maintained and we will share what happens during this time.

January 14 – Inside the Aquarium: Training

Working directly with animals is one of the biggest draws of this career field, but having that contact is very important for the animals, too. We will explore how training works and why it is a necessary part of animal care.

March 10 – Inside the Aquarium: Maintenance
Being around the animals may be the best part of working at an aquarium, but plenty of important work happens away from them, too! We will focus on the necessary tasks of being a keeper such as diet preparation, cleaning, and record-keeping.

May 12 – Inside the Aquarium: Necropsy

Animals often live extended lives under human care, but death is a part of the work. We will examine how an animal can continue to teach and inspire change beyond their life at the aquarium.