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Meet some of the Zoo's aquatic mammals! In this FREE K-5 program, students will learn about various aquatic habitats, adaptations aquatic mammals have for living in waterways, and ways we can help save aquatic species and their habitats. Learn more.

Students are invited to actively participate using polls, Q&A and chat to hosts. Audio and video are disabled in this webinar-style program. Please note, while we plan to virtually meet some live animals, live animals views are not guaranteed. 

Date: Tuesday, October 18 at 2 p.m. Eastern Time (ET)

Access: Program includes live captioning and American sign language (ASL) interpretation. 

Language: English with Spanish translations.

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45 minutes

Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) Kindergarten, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, Homeschool/Family

Minimum participants:

No minimum

Maximum participants:

No maximum

Primary Disciplines

Sciences, STEM

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Booking Information

Sorry, this program is not currently available. To inquire about future availability, please contact Smithsonian's National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute

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

Provider's Cancellation Policy

Registration can be cancelled at any time. Program will be recorded and posted on our website for those who cannot attend live.

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Smithsonian's National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute

Washington, DC
United States

The Smithsonian’s National Zoo and Conservation Biology
Institute (NZCBI) leads the Smithsonian’s global effort to save species, better
understand ecosystems, and train future generations of conservationists.

We seek to develop a passionate global community that
celebrates their connection to nature, takes meaningful action to protect it,
and inspires others to do the same.

NZCBI Education

Program Details


Programs take place on Zoom in webinar format. Individual participants’ audio and video will be disabled, but students can actively participate using polls, Q&A and chat to hosts. Program includes live captioning, American sign language (ASL) interpretation, and will be recorded and posted on our website.
ASL TIP: If you would like to see the ASL interpreter, we recommend joining on a computer instead of a phone or tablet so the interpreter will be visible the entire time.


Students will...
- compare two aquatic habitats
- examine some marine and other aquatic mammal adaptations
- connect with live animals
- foster empathy for aquatic mammals
- learn one way they can help save aquatic animals and their habitats

Standards Alignment

National Standards

ESS2C K-2 -- The roles of water in Earth's surface processes
ESS3C K-2 -- Human impacts on Earth systems
LS1A K-2 -- Structure and function
LS3B K-2 -- Variation of traits
LS4C K-2 -- Adaptation