Counting Critters (Prek - K)

by  Aquarium of the Pacific

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How many animals do you think we will find living in the tide-pools? Learners become explorers in this fun and interactive program touring a tide-pool habitat. Practice numbers and counting as we discover the many critters that live along the rocky shore. From sticky sea anemones to bumpy sea stars, we will observe colors, shapes and textures to learn more about each of the animals we find.

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About This Program


Multipoint: $100.00


30 - 35 minutes

Target Audience

Education: Pre-K Students, Kindergarten

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Program Delivery Mode

Videoconference - H.323 (Polycom, Cisco/Tandberg, LifeSize, etc...)
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Booking Information

Program Availability from June 21 - July 30 is Mondays and Fridays 8-9am and 10-12:30pm, Tuesdays and Thursdays 8-12:30pm, and Wednesdays 8-9am and 11-12:30pm. Starting August 2nd through August 13 programs will only be available from 2-4pm weekdays, except on Tuesdays .from 3-4pm. Contact us if you are looking at other days and times. Thank you!

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There is no charge to cancel or reschedule your video-conference more than 48 hours prior to your confirmed date and time. if you cancel your program within 48 hours of the confirmed date of the video-conference session, you will be charged for the full price of the program. Inclement weather, technological problems on our end, and any other uncontrollable factors will be taken into account.

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Aquarium of the Pacific

Long Beach, CA
United States

The Aquarium of the Pacific is a non-profit organization located in Long Beach, CA. Our mission is to instill a sense of wonder, respect and stewardship for the Pacific Ocean, its inhabitants and ecosystems by involving the community and the region in engaging, entertaining, educational and empowering exhibits and programs on the Pacific Ocean and the lives of its people.

James Stewart

Program Details


Learners will join an aquarium educator to explore a tide-pool habitat, counting the different animals they discover.
1. Share observation of a tidepool habitat.
2. Pick an animal to explore.
3. Count the number of specific animal.
4. Learn more about that specific animal.
5. Move on to next number/animal.


Learners will:
- practice counting to describe the number of animals they find in a tidepool habitat
- compare and contrast tidepool animals using shapes and colors
- ask questions and make predictions based on animal observations