High Tide Beachwalk
Recommended for Grades 4 - 12
From plastic to plankton students investigate ocean currents through the lens of these ocean travelers. The program begins as students travel down to the beach, just a step beyond the doors of our Aquarium, with plankton nets to collect and discover just what is in our local waters. Students then return to our outdoor classroom to investigate their findings. Take real action with your class by collecting beach debris and using it to add to our giant Shoreline Cleanup mural.
Hands-on conservation learning is coupled with methods of scientific research and investigation to bring together the concepts of oceanography, biodiversity and environmental stewardship.
NOTE: This program is conducted entirely outside. Please prepare your class and chaperones to dress appropriately for spending time outdoors and at the beach (e.g. hats, sunscreen, jackets, beach appropriate footwear etc). Our work near the shoreline may result in wet feet! Wearing water-resistant shoes or rubber boots is highly recommended!