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Tuesdays in the Field Home School Programming

Georgia Aquarium welcomes back Tuesdays in the Field, with exciting new topics each month for your home school students to explore.

Help your home school lessons come to life by cultivating your students’ curiosities at Tuesdays in the Field. During this program, home school students and their accompanying adults will have exclusive access to our interactive Aquanaut Adventure: A Discovery Zone for a unique self-paced experience. Georgia Aquarium educators will be stationed throughout Aquanaut Adventure and in our classrooms to facilitate a variety of standards-based activities for students K-12 that will allow your students to investigate the scientific process by making observations, applying knowledge, and drawing conclusions. Feel free to explore and participate in the activities at your own pace between the hours of 9:00am-1:00pm, and then make your way to the main floor to view our galleries, AT&T Dolphin Celebration, Under the Boardwalk, and the 4D Funbelievable Theater.

Note: the Tuesdays in the Field atmosphere is an informal setting as opposed to a set program, where students are encouraged to stop and engage at a variety of learning opportunities located throughout Aquanaut Adventure. This is a self-paced experience and students are welcome to spend as much or as little time as they would like at each activity. Home school students and their chaperones are welcome to explore the main gallery spaces after their time in Aquanaut Adventure.

Tuesdays in the Field will be offered on the following dates between 9:00am-1:00pm:
 

  • Tuesday, September 12, 2017
    • Topic: Conservation- Join Georgia Aquarium and become a Captain of Conservation alongside some of your favorite marine animals! Through interactive activities we will be exploring how Georgia Aquarium assists in conservation efforts and encourages awareness of conservation-related behaviors.
  • Tuesday, October 10, 2017
    • Topic: Water- Our world is 70% water, so let’s dive in. Come take a journey to find out how the moon and sun affect different tide formations and investigate invisible impacts that humans produce via pollution. In addition, come and see the unique geological processes that impact Earth’s geography and geology. When understanding water, we must understand that it is one of the main reasons for life on this planet. We will dive deep into our circle of life to learn about the history of the unique species that make up our planet. Lastly, we will get a chance to understand the world of bioluminescence and how some organisms have the ability to produce light in some of the darkest places. Hope to see you soon as we embark on a day dedicated to water.
  • Tuesday, November 14, 2017
    • Topic: Coral- Did you know that corals are animals unlike any other?! Corals are unique animals that cannot move from place to place to get food, but instead, most rely on tiny plant-like organisms known as zooxanthellae that live in their tissues. This mutualistic relationship provides the zooxanthellae with a home and, in return, the coral is provided with food. A coral reef is much like a bustling city, providing shelter and food for many animals, including sea turtles that may pass through coral reefs during migration. Join us as we explore the ins and outs of the ecosystem that covers less than one percent of the ocean floor, however supports 25% of ocean life!
  • Tuesday, December 12, 2017
    • Topic: Human Impact- Every day, decisions we make can have a huge impact on the world around us, from packing a lunch to taking a walk in the park or visiting our favorite beach. Sustainability is the word of the day, as we explore alternatives such as eating locally, reusable materials, and learning ways to create a healthy environment for future generations. Join us in fun and engaging activities and discussions to learn about our impact on our ocean and environment.
  • Tuesday, January 9, 2017
    • Topic: Research- How do we learn? Why do we investigate? How do we discover answers to questions that we may have? Through research! Come explore Georgia Aquarium as we learn how vital research and conservation contribute to our ever expanding collection of data here at Georgia Aquarium.
  • Tuesday, February 13, 2017
    • Topic: Cartilaginous- Cartilaginous you say? What is that? Think sharks and rays. At Georgia Aquarium, we have a variety of these species varying in all shapes and sizes, and programs designed to help you understand their habitat, basic needs, anatomy, and just how magnificent these creatures really are. In our program, you will work on classifying, tracking, and understanding the anatomy of these dynamic species.

Cost of Admission:
Student K-12 (Member): $13 + tax
Student K-12 (Non-Member): $15 + tax
Accompanying adult: $31.95 + tax
Children 2 and under: free

Need-to-Know Information:

  • All guests are required to purchase a Home School ticket for entry.
  • Upon completion of the online form (see below), you will receive print-at-home tickets that will be required for entrance to the Aquarium.
  • Included in your admission: access to behind the scenes areas, standards based activities in Aquanaut Adventure: A Discovery Zone, and admission to all Georgia Aquarium galleries and presentations on a first come, first served basis.
  • You must provide a letter of intent (or other state authorized document showing home school status) and your print-at-home ticket or confirmation number upon arrival.
  • Guests who are unable to provide proper documentation will be asked to enter via the Main Entrance and pay the full price of admission.
  • Tuesdays in the Field guests should enter through the Education Entrance on Baker Street, to the left of the Main Entrance.
  • Aquarium Parking is $10/$12 per vehicle and may be purchased online or on the day of your visit.
  • The Georgia Aquarium parking deck is located at the corner of Luckie St. and Ivan Allen Jr. Blvd.
  • Chaperones must be 18 years or older and can expect to actively participate in activities and monitor student behavior.
  • Reservations are processed based on availability. After your reservation is finalized (when payment is received), you will receive a confirmation email with an order number and further instructions related to your program.
  • Please note: There are no refunds for non-attendance. You may not substitute adults for student no-shows.

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