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Habitats of the Gulf and Caribbean (for Younger Students)

by  Texas State Aquarium

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The Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean Sea are dynamic and diverse ecosystems that support a wide range of life. During this interactive tour, explore a variety of environments through our real-time cameras from the comforts of your own classroom. Make observations, predictions and comparisons of the inhabitants and their adaptations for survival in these habitats.

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About This Program

Cost

Multipoint: $103.00
Point to Point: $103.00
By Request: $103.00


The pricing is based on 30 students.

For more information please contact the Aquavision Studio at (361) 654-1450.

Length

30 minutes


Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) Pre-K Students, Kindergarten, 1, 2, 3Public Library: Library Patrons

Minimum participants:

1

Maximum participants:

30


Primary Disciplines

Sciences Ocean Literacy


Program Delivery Mode

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



Booking Information

Disclaimer: Offered on specific dates AND by request!

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Receive this program and 9 more for one low price when you purchase the CILC Virtual Expeditions package. Learn more

For more information contact CILC at (507) 388-3672

Provider's Cancellation Policy

Cancellation must be made at least 48 hours in advance to avoid billing.

Programs needing to be rescheduled due to unforeseen circumstances MUST be rescheduled and completed no later than one week after the original program date.

Materials will be mailed in advance for use during the session (only certain programs). If the program is canceled, all shipped materials will need to be returned at the cost of the recipient to avoid any charges.

The Texas State Aquarium reserves the right to cancel programs at anytime. If the Aquarium cancels a program then a full refund will be supplied.

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Texas State Aquarium

Corpus Christi, TX
United States



The Texas State Aquarium is a non-profit, AZA accredited aquarium that focuses on the species and habitats in the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean Sea. Opened in 1990, our mission is to engage people with animals, inspire appreciation for our seas, and support wildlife conservation.


The Texas State Aquarium is the perfect platform for students to learn and discover together. Our virtual programs put aquatic animals front and center in your classroom with real-time cameras throughout our animal exhibits. 







Contact:
Nicole Gaertner
educationservices@txstateaq.org
3616541450

Program Details

Format

1. This program begins with an interactive PowerPoint.
2. Students will view several of the aquariums most popular exhibits through real-time cameras.
4. Students will observe animals native to the Gulf of Mexico.
5. Time is allowed for questions and answers.

Objectives

The participant will:
-Explore adaptations of animals in the Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean Sea
-Engage in discussions with presenter
-Compare different habitats found in the Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean
-Develop an appreciation for the animals around the Texas coast

Standards Alignment

National Standards

National Science Standards
NS.K-4.1 Science as Inquiry
As a result of activities in grades K-4, all students should develop understanding of:
Abilities necessary to do scientific inquiry
Understanding about scientific inquiry

NS.K-4.3 Life Science
As a result of activities in grades K-4, all students should develop understanding of:
The characteristics of organisms
Organisms and environments

State Standards

Texas Science Standards

Pre-Kindergarten:
VI.B.1 Child identifies and describes the characteristics of organisms.
VI.B.3 Child recognizes, observes, and discusses the relationship of organisms to their environments.

Kindergarten:
K.2 A Scientific investigation and reasoning. The student develops abilities to ask questions and seek answers in classroom and outdoor investigations. The student is expected to ask questions about organisms, objects, and events observed in the natural world.
K.9 B Organisms and environments. The student knows that plants and animals have basic needs and depend on the living and nonliving things around them for survival. The student is expected to examine evidence that living organisms have basic needs such as food, water, and shelter for animals and air, water, nutrients, sunlight, and space for plants.

1st Grade:
1.9 A Organisms and environments. The student knows that the living environment is composed of relationships between organisms and the life cycles that occur. The student is expected to sort and classify living and nonliving things based upon whether or not they have basic needs and produce offspring.
1.9 C Organisms and environments. The student knows that the living environment is composed of relationships between organisms and the life cycles that occur. The student is expected to gather evidence of interdependence among living organisms such as energy transfer through food chains and animals using plants for shelter.

2nd Grade:
2.9 C Organisms and environments. The student knows that living organisms have basic needs that must be met for them to survive within their environment. The student is expected to compare and give examples of the ways living organisms depend on each other and on their environments such as food chains within a garden, park, beach, lake, and wooded area.
2.10 A Organisms and environments. The student knows that organisms resemble their parents and have structures and processes that help them survive within their environments. The student is expected to observe, record, and compare how the physical characteristics and behaviors of animals help them meet their basic needs such as fins help fish move and balance in the water.