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Education Workshops & Teacher Resources

SEA LIFE Charlotte-Concord Aquarium offers educational workshops!

In addition to our amazing aquarium experience, we work closely with teachers to develop educational workshops to enhance your students' visit. (See below for Education Workshop descriptions)

Each workshop follows a North Carolina state standard decided on by grade level. Educational Workshops are available Monday - Friday only. The $2.00+tax fee is additional to the school price per child. Please plan 25-30 minutes for the workshop and 45-60 minutes to go through the aquarium.

Additional teachers/adults discounted admissions are only for a self-guided tour of the aquarium.

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*Please note that each class can host 25 children and up to 5 adults. Groups may be combined.


Education Workshops

NEW! Grades K-2 Education Workshop

Building a Healthy Coral Reef

Learn everything about what is needed for a healthy coral reef ecosystem. Students will design their own coral reefs our of felt and discuss the ways we can help this vital ocean habitat. The storyboards will be used to teach the class about living and non-living components of an ecosystem and how they all interact within the food chain. 

Follows NC State Academic Standard: Differentiate between living and nonliving things and what they need to survive/how the needs of animals are met by their habitat.

NEW! Grades 3-5 Education Workshop

Recycle Round-Up

Learn the outcomes of plastic pollution and the inability of animals to adapt to rapidly changing ecosystems. Students will learn how to combat this issue, by learning how to properly recycle trash through an interactive game. 

Follows NC State Academic Standard: Identify adaptations that allow animals to survive in their habitats.

Grades 6-8 Education Workshop

Shark & Ray Senses

Experience all six senses of sharks and stingrays and how they differ from a human's 5 senses. Students will learn how the two animals are related and how they use their senses for survival. 

Follows North Carolina state academic standards. 

Grades 9-12 Education Workshop

Marine Science Careers

Explore the variety of options in this industry, ranging from Oceanography to Curator, Aquarist and more. As an example for a daily responsibility in this career field, students will learn about internal squid anatomy.*

*There is an additional fee of +$4/student for the dissection portion of the workshop, if you choose. This is only available for students in grades 9-12.  

Follows NC State Academic Standard. 

Teacher Checklist

Download this FREE Teacher Checklist for everything you need to know before, during, and after your visit! 

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Teacher Checklist

Activity Sheets & Teacher Resources

Captivate your class within the underwater world with the following teaching aids, worksheets, and activity packs. All documents are free to download and share with your class.

Our educational materials are based on activities and projects that will engage students before, during, and after your visit.

(Some of our fellow SEA LIFE's generously shared some of these worksheets with us)

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Amazing Oceans: PreK-K

More Teacher Aids

Download these FREE Teacher Aids. They include great educational activities to supplement your visit to SEA LIFE.

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