Walk through the Aquarium and learn about stingray adaptations in The Shallows. Then “dive into” the deepest tank in North America: our Great Ocean Tank! The Great Ocean Tank holds four different shark species and over 550 individual animals. Learn all about the adaptations that help sharks to survive, and how they should be protected -- not feared!
Point to Point: $150.00
Education: Grade(s) Pre-K Students, Kindergarten, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Parent, Adult Learners, Homeschool/Family , Learning PodPublic Library: Library Patrons, Library Staff
Career Education, Sciences, Special Education, Gifted & Talented, Special Needs
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For more information contact CILC at (507) 388-3672
Cancellations must be made with Susan McLaughlin at least 7 days before reservation date to be eligible for a full refund. Refunds are not available after this date. If you need to change dates, please email Susan McLaughlin (smclaughlin@scaquarium) at least 7 days before your reservation date. In the case of Aquarium closure due to inclement weather or external factors, Aquarium staff will reach out immediately to notify you and to reschedule your program.
South Carolina Aquarium
Charleston, South Carolina
The South Carolina Aquarium, jutting out 200 feet intothe Charleston Harbor, offers a state-of-the-art environmental learning centerthat encompasses the entire spectrum of the Southeast Appalachian Watershed asfound in South Carolina: the Mountains, the Piedmont, the Coastal Plain, theCoast, and the Ocean. The Aquarium’s mission is to inspire conservation of thenatural world by exhibiting and caring for animals, by excelling in educationand research, and by providing an exceptional visitor experience. The SouthCarolina Aquarium is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization relying on thesupport of paying guests, members, foundations and the generosity of donors.The Aquarium’s 93,000-square-foot building includes nine galleries featuringmore than 5,000 amazing aquatic animals, from river otters and sharks tologgerhead turtles and American alligators, within approximately 50 exhibits
1. Introduction to the Aquarium2. Learn about Elasmobranchs (Sharks and Stingrays) and the Adaptations that help them to survive3. Travel to the Great Ocean Tank and "dive in" to see the deepest tank in North America4. Meet the animals that live in the ocean and talk about invasive species like the Lionfish!5. Learn how we can help to protect sharks and other ocean creatures6. Time for Q&A
1. Learn the meaning of the word “adaptation”2. Identify adaptations on a shark and discuss how they help sharks to survive3. Examine the different animals in the Ocean and the balance of the ecosystem4. Discover an invasive species5. Develop a plan for protecting endangered species
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Center for Interactive Learning and Collaboration
2075 Lookout Drive
North Mankato, MN 56003
A 501(c)(3) non-profit organization
A program of the South Central Service Cooperative, an Education Service Agency with its headquarters in southern Minnesota.