Are We There Yet?

by  The Mariners' Museum

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migrating animals and humans share a surprising amount of navigational methods?
At the beginning of the program, students will choose one of the featured
animals who migrate through the Atlantic Ocean and/or Chesapeake Bay. Students
will follow that animal throughout the presentation, noting navigational tools
and migration stories. Students will also create a mental map and discover more
about compasses and other common tools and methods used in navigation. At the
end of the program, students will be tasked with developing a game idea/design
that can help teach people about the challenges and solutions of successful
animal migration and healthy habitats.

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Point to Point: $125.00
By Request: $125.00


45 minutes

Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10

Minimum participants:

no minimum

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Primary Disciplines


Program Delivery Mode

Videoconference – Webcam/desktop (Zoom, Google Meet, Cisco WebEx, GoToMeeting, Microsoft Teams, Blue Jeans, etc...)

Booking Information

Please book at least two weeks in advance.

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The Mariners' Museum

Newport News, VA
United States

The Mariners’ Museum is located in Newport News, Virginia, but our educational reach extends far beyond our physical doors. Just as Man has used the sea to journey around the world for thousands of years, The Mariners’ now uses Interactive Videoconferencing to offer programming to schools across the country and around the globe.
The Mariners' Museum, one of the largest and most comprehensive maritime history museums in the world, houses a treasure trove of more than 35,000 items inspired by human experiences with the sea.

Harriet Smith

Program Details


1. Students choose one of the featured animals who migrate through the Atlantic or the Chesapeake Bay to follow throughout the program.
2. Students learn about different navigational tools that both humans and animals use.
3. Students create a mental map and learn about compasses.
4. Students play quick migration game.


- Learn the basics of animal migration and navigation.
- Learn why preserving habitats in and around the Chesapeake Bay watershed is important to animal migration.
- Find a connection between humans and other animals through the common methods of navigation.
- Understand how humans influence migration and navigation in animals (clean, safe habitats vs. polluted, unsafe).

Standards Alignment

National Standards

Next Generation Science Standards:
Elementary: 4-PS3-2, 4-ESS2-2, 5-ESS2-1, 5-ESS3-1, 3-5-ETS1-1, 3-5-ETS1-2, 3-5-ETS1-3
Middle: MS-PS2-3, MS-LS2-1, MS-ESS2-4, MS-ESS2-6, MS-ESS3-3,
Principles of Ocean Literacy:
1) The Earth has one big ocean with many features 2) The ocean and life in the ocean shape the features of the Earth 5) The ocean supports a great diversity of life and ecosystems 6) The oceans and humans are inextricably interconnected

State Standards

Virginia Science (2018):
Elementary: 4.1, 4.2 (b,c), 4.3, 5.1, 5.3, 5.5, 5.6, 5.8 (a)
Middle: 6.1, 6.6 (b,e,f), 6.7 (a,b), 6.8, 6.9 (a,c,e), LS.1, LS.4, LS.5, LS.6 (b,c,d), LS.8, LS.9, PS.1, PS.6 (c), PS.8, PS.9 (b,d,e,f)
High: ES.1 (a,c,d,f), ES.8 (d), ES.10 (a,b,e); ES.11 (d)
Virginia History (2015):
WG.1 (a,b,c,e,f), WG.2 (a,c), WG.3, WG.4, WG.5