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Aquatic Adventures- Frogs

Recommended for Preschool (Age 3+) - Grade 3

New focus on place-based learning

In this program, your students will:

  • Use play to explore the life cycles and natural history of frogs
  • Get hands on with games, specimens, and artifacts
  • Watch a live frog feed inside the classroom
  • Determine threats to frog habitats and what can be done to protect them from these threats

This year, children will “hop” into our classroom to meet our amphibian friends. They will join us in a journey to find out more about the life cycles and habits of these amazing animals. This program aims to: provide a safe environment for children to discover and learn about amphibians; engage the children and inspire their curiosity creating an emotional connection between the children and frogs; and to instill in them a sense of respect for all aquatic life and the aquatic environment. Your class will love learning about the many wonders of the life of frogs through the variety of interactive experiences this program has to offer—storytelling, games, a meet and greet with live animals and much more.

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Aquatic Adventures

Program Details


April 09 - June 2018, 2019
Type: Behind-the-Scenes Classroom
Days: Tuesdays
Time: 10 a.m., 11:15 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.
Duration: 1 hour

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Fee Information

$400 per program

The enrolling teacher and student support staff are free..
A non-refundable 15% deposit is required to make a booking.

Class Size

The maximum capacity of the class is limited to 25 students.

Activities and Lesson Plans

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Learning Outcomes

These programs support the Prescribed Learning Outcomes of the B.C. Ministry of Education's new Integrated Resource Packages (IRPs) and the Aquarium's conservation mission.


  • Plants and animals have observable features (Science: Big Ideas)
  • Daily and seasonal changes affect all living things (Science: Big Ideas)
  • Make exploratory observations using their senses (Science: Curricular Competencies)
  • Basic needs of plants and animals (Science: Content)
  • Living things make changes to accommodate daily and seasonal cycles (Science: Content)

 Grade 1

  • Living things have features and behaviours that help them survive in their environment (Science: Big Ideas)
  • Communicate observations and ideas using oral or written language, drawing or role play (Science: Curricular Competencies)
  • Consider some environmental consequences of their actions (Science: Curricular Competencies)
  • Structural features of living things in the local environment (Science: Content)
  • Behavioural adaptations of animals in the local environment (Science: Content)

Grade 2

  • All living things have a life cycle (Science: Big Ideas)
  • Water is essential to all living things, and it cycles through the environment (Science: Big Ideas)
  • Communicate observations and ideas using oral or written language, drawing or role play (Science: Curricular Competencies)
  • Metamorphic and non-metamorphic life cycles of different organisms (Science: Content)
  • Similarities and differences between offspring and parent (Science: Content)

Grade 3

  • Living things are diverse, can be grouped, and interact in their ecosystems (Science: Big Ideas)
  • Identify some simple environmental implications of their and others’ actions (Science: Curricular Competencies)
  • Make observations about living and non-living things in the local environment (Science: Curricular Competencies)
  • Biodiversity in the local environment (Science: Content)



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