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.

If you’re a Title I school in Georgia with 60% free or reduced lunch, and within 50 miles of the Aquarium, you may qualify for a Sponsored Outreach Program.

Programs to Choose From

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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.
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