Join us behind-the-scenes at the Vancouver Aquarium in our latest Wet Lab!
In this program, your students will:
- Handle live animals that live in BC waters, organized by local habitat and ecosystem
- Explore the adaptations these animals have to thrive in their specific habitats and ecosystems
- Learn about a variety of local marine habitats and ecosystems and the influences that affect the health and the survival of the communities of life that they contain
- Understand the complex issues of marine debris and its interactions within our local aquatic habitats and ecosystems and around the world!
- Our Wet Lab programs are a great way to engage your group, inspire curiosity and instill a sense of respect for all ocean life and its environment! This is a unique hands-on experience where your students will interact with and learn about live tidal pool sea animals from local B.C. waters and gain a first-hand insight into the inner workings of intertidal marine life. Students will be broken into groups to be led through exhibit stations with our knowledgeable staff and docents. Through an inquiry approach, students will be encouraged to explore the adaptations these animals have to thrive in their specific habitat, and what selective pressures exist in those habitats that have helped to shape these adaptations. Through conversation, students will consider the impacts that their study of ecosystems, as well as their own uses of plastics and other ‘disposable’ materials, have on these organisms