Bring the Aquarium to Your Classroom

No time to plan a field trip? Don’t worry, we’ll bring the Aquarium to you! With Georgia Aquarium’s Education Outreach, your school can be a part of the valuable learning experiences that the Aquarium has to offer – without leaving the classroom.

Our educators will bring a variety of engaging activities that focus on subjects such as technology and STEAM, arts and crafts and facilitate live animal experiences to connect your students with the world’s oceans. Our programs are aligned with Georgia  Standards of Excellence and are structured for the appropriate grade level of your students

Programs to Choose From

Education Outreach 1

Grades K-2

Grades K-2

Turtle-y Awesome!

Turtles live on both land and water. Some spend their entire lives in the water, like sea turtles, and others spend their entire time on land, like the Galapagos tortoise. Each one has unique characteristics and diets. Students will describe these differences by observing real shells and skulls.

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Playful Plants

Plants are everywhere including in rivers, lakes and oceans! There are so many different types found all over our waterways. Even though they look so different, they all have similar parts and pollination methods. Get moving with stationary plants.

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Grades 3-5

Grades 3-5

Riveting Reptiles

Reptiles can be found all over the world, with some calling the oceans their home. Reptiles have a wide variety of appearances from turtles with shells on their backs to some reptiles that don’t have legs! Students will categorize this diverse group of animals, while potentially interacting with these magnificent creatures!

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Small Scale Operations

Humans are covered in microorganisms. Even plants and animals are covered in microorganisms. Don’t let their small size fool you, they have a gigantic impact on our daily lives. Expand you and your students’ knowledge on aquatic microorganisms and their roles in our lives

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Grades 6-8

Grades 6-8

Deep Sea “Aliens”

The ocean is made of many layers divided by salinity and temperature. The further down into the ocean you travel the less light you’ll see, the colder the water gets and more drastically different life looks. Discover the unique adaptations and environment created by the cold, dark depths of the ocean.

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Fishy Fundamentals

Below the water surface, fish come in all shapes and sizes. Some fish gather oxygen from water, some breathe air, some use mucus for immunity, others rely on scales. Many have developed unexpected adaptations to survive some of the most extreme environments of Earth.

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Grades 9-12

Grades 9-12

Aquatic Attributes

Water is a vital part of all organic matter. Water has unique properties that animals use to their advantage, such as the ability to walk on water, floating in various levels of the water column or absorption of elements. Experiment with water to discover how animals have adapted to it’s different characteristics.

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Disappearing Diversity

Our ecosystems are complex systems requiring biodiversity to properly function. Humans are reducing biodiversity in our oceans at alarming rates, disrupting the delicate balance within ecosystems. Students will propose solutions after discovering human impacts.

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Outreach Program Policies

  • Available for schools within a 50-mile radius of Georgia Aquarium.
  • Programs are 60 minutes in length.
  • We can accommodate up to three programs per day with a maximum of 50 students per program.
  • Animal encounters are not guaranteed and are based on program content and availability.
  • We require a 1:5 adult to student ratio for K-2 programs, and a 1:10 adult to student ratio for all other programs.
  • Adult chaperones are expected to play an active role in assisting students and classroom management.
Education Outreach 2

Payment Details

  • $100 non-refundable deposit is due at time of booking. Deposit will hold specific date/time and be applied to your balance.
  • Balance is due 14 days prior to your visit. No exceptions.
  • All payments are non-refundable. Refunds will not be given for any unused portion of your order.
  • We accept school checks and all major credit cards. No personal checks.
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