Bring the Aquarium to Your Classroom

Georgia Aquarium offers a Sponsored Outreach Program (SOP) grant to ensure that diverse audiences, regardless of economic status, have an opportunity to participate in our unique educational experiences at no cost. We are able to provide this gift to Title I schools in the State of Georgia within a 50 mile radius of Georgia Aquarium thanks to private charitable donations from generous corporations, foundations and individuals.

Funding and availability is limited. Georgia Aquarium gives a special thanks to Active Pest Control, Ford Motor Company Fund and Publix Super Markets Charities for being generous benefactors of this program.

Programs to Choose From

Education Outreach 1

Grades K-2

Grades K-2

Turtle-y Awesome!

Dive into the amazing world of the sea turtle! Learn the difference between living things and nonliving things, plants and animals and what makes a reptile a reptile. Also learn about the different species of sea turtles, what makes them unique and what we can do to help protect them!

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Grades 3-5

Grades 3-5

Life in the Deep Sea

Get ready for the ocean’s greatest light show as you learn about the amazing creatures that live in the deep sea! Create
your own bioluminescent artwork while you discover how glowing in the dark helps certain animals survive.Follow along with intrepid ocean explorers and learn about the technology that makes deep sea exploration possible.

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Grades 6-8

Grades 6-8

Marine Mammal Madness

Did you know that not all whales have teeth? Learn the difference between toothed and baleen whales and their incredible sensory systems. Discover what it takes to care for these magnificent animals and how a visit to Georgia Aquarium can make a difference in the lives of wild marine mammals.

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Grades 9-12

Grades 9-12

Wildlife 911

Is that a beached dolphin? What’s wrong with this sea turtle? Participate in a mock rescue of a stranded dolphin or evaluate the health of a sea turtle. Learn about careers in conservation and what is being done at places like Georgia Aquarium to protect marine species. Finally, find out what it takes to work at Georgia Aquarium.

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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

Frequently Asked Questions

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  • How do I apply?
  • After I submit my application, when will I receive a response?
  • When can we have a program?

Our Generous Benefactors

Georgia Aquarium gives a special thanks to Active Pest ControlPublix Super Markets Charities and Ford Motor Company Fund for being generous benefactors of this program.

             

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