Terrific Alaskan Tidepool Travels

by  Alaska SeaLife Center

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Students will take a virtual beach walk from the touch tank area of the Alaska SeaLife Center. We will interact with and discuss the tide pool creatures who live in these tanks, while learning about the physical adaptations that allow them to live in varying tide zones. Featured are: sea anemones, sea urchins, sea cucumbers, sea stars, hermit crabs, and octopus

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About This Program


By Request: $190.00

Price includes materials for up to 30 students. Extra materials are available for $1.00 per student.
$20.00 will be added to reservations made less than three weeks in advance.
Sessions for international schools may include extra postal fees.
Sites that book five or more sessions together will be discounted $10.00 per session.


55 minutes

Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) Kindergarten, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5Public Library: Library Patrons

Minimum participants:

5 recommended

Maximum participants:

30 recommended; 60 possible

Primary Disciplines

Problem Solving, Sciences

Program Delivery Mode

Videoconference - H.323 (Polycom, Cisco/Tandberg, LifeSize, etc...)
Videoconference – Webcam/desktop (Zoom, Google Meet, Cisco WebEx, GoToMeeting, Microsoft Teams, etc...)

Booking Information

Available any time after 7:00am Alaska time (11:00am EST) but best during daylight hours. Please visit https://www.alaskasealife.org/distance_learning for seasonal recommendations by time zone.

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Provider's Cancellation Policy

Programs cancelled with less than 24 hours notice will be charged the full cost. No fee for programs cancelled due to weather-related or similar school closures.

About This Provider

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Alaska SeaLife Center

Seward, AK
United States

The Alaska SeaLife Center is a world-class marine science facility that combines a research mission with an animal rescue and rehabilitation program and public education. The center incorporates exhibits that immerse the visitor in the marine ecosystem of Alaska and provide opportunities to view animals in naturalistic habitats and research settings.

Darin Trobaugh

Program Details


1. This program begins by looking at the coastline near the SeaLife center while discussing what tides are.
2. We then discuss the levels of the tide zone, and what adaptations animals would need to survive in these zones.
3. We then closely examine the living invertebrates in our touch tank, using their behavior and physical adaptations to determine which tidal zones they might be found in.
4. Students complete a sticker worksheet that puts intertidal animals in their appropriate tidal habitat.
5. We conclude with time for questions and answers while watching our touch tank animals.


Students will be able to:
• Recognize and compare/contrast common tidepool animals.
• Describe tidepool animal defenses and behaviors.
• Understand that the intertidal zone is a challenging habitat to live in, and specific adaptations allow animals to survive in different levels of the intertidal zone.

Standards Alignment

National Standards

The following National Academic Standards will be addressed through this program.
Life science
-The characteristics of organisms
-Life cycles of organisms
-Organisms and environments
Earth and space science
-Properties of earth materials
Science and technology
-Abilities of technological design
-Understanding about science and technology
-Abilities to distinguish between natural objects and objects made by humans