Virtual Conservation Education Programs
Arrange a video conference presentation or series of programs that are tailored to your programming needs. Each 30-40 minute long program is designed to be interactive and age appropriate for each specific audience from preschool to adult.
All programs are available Monday – Friday between 9am -5pm but times that include interactions with animal care staff are listed below.
Cost: $200 per program, $1,000 for a package of six programs, or $2,000 for a package of 12 programs.
Contact EducationInfo@MysticAquarium.org for additional information, including tailoring a topic.
Don’t want to focus on just one theme? The Aquarium Tour is the perfect program for you! Choose any three of the Aquarium habitats (from whales to penguins, sharks to reptiles) to have broadcasted right into your classroom.
Broadcasting directly from Mystic Aquarium’s Roger Tory Peterson Penguin Pavilion, students will not only learn about these amazing endangered species but also meet an African penguin up close and personal!
Trainer available Monday – Friday at 2:30pm
Traveling behind the scenes of the Aquarium’s Pacific Northwest exhibit, students will learn all about pinnipeds by shadowing a member of the Animal Care staff during a seal and sea lion training session.
Trainer available Monday – Friday at 10:30am
Whether your class is studying ocean pollution, marine animal rescue, shark conservation or marine biology careers, we have just the expert to answer all of your questions. This program will include a brief topic overview followed by a question and answer session with the specified topic expert.
Through interactive activities, students discover the many adaptations these charismatic marine mammals have for survival in their ocean habitat. (Weather permitting; this program is conducted at the outdoor Arctic Coast habitat)
Trainer available Monday – Friday at 11:00am
Sharks are in trouble; of the roughly 375 shark species, 66 are threatened or endangered, mostly due to overhunting and the effects of pollution. In this class, students will learn about the fascinating shark species, the challenges they must overcome for survival and the conservation efforts underway to protect them.
This interactive program offers a creative way for your students to gather evidence about the many amazing adaptations that amphibians have to survive and the challenges they face. Participants will collaborate to discover the answers to questions and visit the Aquarium’s frogs! habitat to learn more about amphibians and the roles they play in our ecosystems.
Did you know that 97% of all animals on earth don’t have a backbone? In this program, students become scientists to investigate and classify live marine invertebrates into groups based upon their common characteristics. Some animals may look completely different but are classified together because of their unique adaptations. This class promotes both their observation and critical thinking skills. Middle school and high school program add-ons can include a squid dissection to enhance this program.
After School Virtual Enrichment
Designed for students in grades 1-8, these interactive, virtual programs will have your child participating in enriching hands-on activities, discussions and Aquarium tours that offer unique opportunities to engage with Aquarium’s animals, careers and marine-centered professionals. Taking place Monday through Friday from 3:30pm-5:30pm, this program has two-day (Tuesday & Thursday) and five-day options.
$60/week for two-day option
$150/week for five-day option
October 26 – October 30
This weeklong experience is for children who want to learn what it’s like to work at an aquarium or in the broad field of marine science. We will talk to experts and participate in fun activities related to fields including animal training, animal nutrition, veterinary science, aquaculture and research and will learn about important work being conducted both at the Aquarium and in the ocean.