Enhance your field trip
In addition to our amazing aquarium experience, we work closely with teachers to develop educational programs to enhance your students' visit. Our school programs explore animal behavior, habitats, adaptations, ecosystems, anatomy and water chemistry.
- Curriculum-linked activities
- Add for as little as $2 more per student
- Programs support Next Generation Science Standards
- 30 minute programs for PreK - 5th Grade
- 45-60 minute programs for 6th - 12th Grade
- Before and after visit resources
Students will learn about creatures that live in our ocean and here at SEA LIFE through story time, song and dance. This workshop also contains free play stations including shapes, letters and sensory activities. Suitable for Preschool. Approximately 30 minutes. $2 per student.
Students will learn all about hermit crabs and how they have to find a shell to survive. This workshop includes a story, group activity, craft and learning stations to practice fine motor skills. Suitable for Preschool. Approximately 30 minutes. $2 per student
Meet the Creatures BINGO
Students will learn about habitats, animal movements and the clever adaptations of creatures found at SEA LIFE. This workshop also covers ocean conservation and how students can make a difference here in Michigan. Suitable for K-2nd grade. Approximately 30 minutes. $2 per studentNext Generation Science Standards met by this workshop >>
Little Lake Sturgeon
Students will learn about Michigan's own lake sturgeon, their life cycle, anatomy and what they can do to help protect these creatures. This workshop includes an interactive game and song to engage students in the world of the critically endangered lake sturgeon. Suitable for K-2nd grade. Approximately 30 minutes. $2 per studentNext Generation Science Standards met by this workshop >>
K - 5th
Whether it’s an octopus headed to the moon or a giant eel exploring a new world, let the ocean and its amazing creatures inspire your own fishy tales. Suitable for K-5th grade. Approximately 30 minutes. $2 per studentCommon Core ELA Standards met by this workshop >>
3 - 5th
Students will examine the unique characteristics of sharks including their diet, jaw structure and how they process information. This workshop also covers the important part sharks play in our ecosystem and why we need to protect them. Suitable for 3rd-5th grade. Approximately 30 minutes. $2 per studentNext Generation Science Standards met by this workshop >>
3 - 5th Grade
Students will dive deeper into the Michigan lake sturgeon's lifecycle, anatomy and how to protect these amazing creatures. This workshop includes hands-on games to engage students in the life of a sturgeon, their special adaptations and the challenges they face regarding climate change & habitat destruction. Suitable for 3rd-5th grade. Approximately 30 minutes. $2 per studentNext Generation Science Standards met by this workshop >>
Water Resources & Biodiversity
6 - 8th Grade
Students will examine all the ways water is used and the unique survival skills of animals dealing with limited resources. This workshop will also focus on water conservation, biodiversity and how we can help. Suitable for 6-8th grade. 45-60 minutes. $2 per studentNext Generation Science Standards met by this workshop >>
6 - 12th Grade
Students will learn about bathymetry through a presentation. Afterwards, students will conduct a hands-on experiment to graph a 2D model of a simulated ocean floor. Suitable for 6-12th grade. Approximately 45 minutes. $2 per student
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