Biodiversity and Classification
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Available for Grades 4 - 12
Place-based learning focused on local B.C. marine ecosystems
Join us behind-the-scenes at the Vancouver Aquarium in our original Wet Lab for a unique hands-on experience!
In this program, your students will:
- Handle live animals that live in BC waters, organized by a variety of animal phyla
- Explore local marine biodiversity and the different characteristics used to classify marine life
- Understand how the classification system is used to increase our knowledge of marine life and why this
is important to the survival of all living things!
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 physical traits and behaviors we use to identify and group these animals. Through conversation, students will consider the impacts that their study of classification, as well as their own daily habits, have on these organisms.
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