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Aquarium of the Pacific

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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.

2019-2020

2018-2019

2017-2018

2015-2016

2014-2015

2013-2014

2012-2013

Honorable Mention

2011-2012

Honorable Mention

 

Programs by Aquarium of the Pacific

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Aquarium Exploration (3rd-5th)

How does kelp grow? Is coral an animal? Explore different types of ocean habitats while making observations and learning what makes kelp forests and coral reefs special and different. Programs are tailored to be grade specific and include virtual...

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Aquarium Exploration (K-2nd)

How does kelp grow? Is coral an animal? Explore different types of ocean habitats while making observations and learning what makes kelp forests and coral reefs special and different. Programs are tailored to be grade specific and include virtual...

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Coral Reefs and Conservation (Gr 6-12)

Take an in-depth look at coral and the incredible reef ecosystems they support. Students will explore the unique animals that live in a coral reef habitat, current threats, and conservation efforts happening around the world.

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Counting Critters (Prek - K)

Young explorers will investigate a tide-pool habitat while practicing numbers and counting. On their adventure, students will learn about a variety of tide-pool animals and the interesting ways these curious critter survive in their habitat.

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Friends in the Sea, Are you like me? (Prek - K)

Bring amazing ocean animals straight to your classroom with this fun and interactive program. Our youngest students are invited to look for shapes, listen for sounds and follow the stories of animals in the ocean.

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Magnificent Marine Mammals (1st - 2nd)

Investigate mammal characteristics while discovering those specialized for living in the ocean. Students will compare and contrast marine mammals such as seals and sea lions, sea otters, and whales, and the adaptations that make these animals...

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Sensational Sharks (3rd - 5th)

Learn about the amazing diversity of sharks and what sets them apart from other fish. Students will investigate different shark sizes and adaptations including body shape, fins, senses, teeth, and feeding strategies.

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Sharky's Adventure (1st - 2nd)

Join Sharky and an Aquarium of the Pacific educator as they take your students on a journey around the Aquarium to learn more about sharks!

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Squid Dissection (Gr 6-12)

How is a squid related to a snail? How does a squid swim? Why does a squid ink? The answers to these and many more questions can be found with a closer look inside! Join us for this highly interactive and engaging dissection from afar!

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The Ocean and Us (Gr 6-12)

How are we connected to the ocean? Students will explore how humans depend on the ocean for things such as oxygen, food, and regulating our weather. Learn how humans can impact ocean ecosystems and what we can do to keep it healthy.

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Wigglie Squigglie (1st - 2nd)

Come on an adventure to discover the weird and wonderful world of marine invertebrates. Students will take an in-depth look at animals like sea stars, octopus, and sea jellies, exploring what makes these animals special, both inside and out!

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More About This Provider

Type of Organization

Science Center/Zoo

Contact

James Stewart   aopvc@lbaop.org
100 Aquarium Way
Long Beach CA 90802
562-951-1651
United States

https://www.aquariumofpacific.org/education/virtualfieldtrips

Primary Disciplines

The programs of Aquarium of the Pacific cover:

Creating a School/Community Partnership (Vista)
Community Interests
Career Education
Sciences

Awards, Quotes, Testimonials

“I really enjoyed connecting with you - it was by far one of the most organized and well put together video-conferencing experiences I have been involved with.” - teacher with Kings County School District

“The first session was amazing! I’m already getting great feedback. I’m so excited!” - teacher with Kings County school district