Kindergarten to Grade 3
New focus on place-based learning
In this program, your students will:
- Identify the basic needs of living things in the ocean
- Describe how physical or behavioral adaptations meet those needs through live displays and preserved specimens to touch
- Evaluate human impacts, such as garbage disposal, on organisms’ ability to survive
Explore and discover how animals and plants are adapted to survive in different environments. Learn how size, shape, colour and behaviour help them stay alive, and what we can do to maintain healthy habitats in our communities.
Students are introduced to organisms basic needs, and some of the surprising adaptations they have to meet those needs. Following the introduction, students are divided into small groups and toured through our Tropical, BC Waters, and Marine Mammal galleries by an experienced educator. They are given the chance to touch and see animals and artifacts that all focus on how organisms stay alive.
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