Grades 3-5 Instructor-Led Program

Our Instructor-Led programs provide focused learning opportunities where students can expand their understanding of aquatic ecosystems. Programs are aligned to the Georgia Standards of Excellence (GSE) and include a downloadable Teacher Guide with pre- and post-visit activities. Instructor-Led programs are 45 minutes in length. Groups will have the remainder of their time at the Aquarium to explore the wonders of the aquatic worlds.

Programs take place Monday-Friday and are scheduled for: 9:15 a.m., 10:15 a.m., 11:15 a.m., 12:15 p.m., 1:15 p.m., and 2:15 p.m.

Admission to all presentations is included with your ticket but is subject to timing and availability. We are not able to adjust instructor led program to accommodate for show times.

Annual passes are not valid for school programs.

Program Options:

Hunger Games
All animals must eat to survive. Who will eat and who will get eaten? Join us as we examine life in a variety of ecosystems to explore predator/prey interactions and unique feeding adaptations that animals need to survive. We will end our journey with a discussion about the ecological impact of the predators at the top of the food chain: us!

  • Essential Questions
    --How do organisms vary in their traits?
    --What happens to organisms when their environment changes?
    --How do internal and external structures support the survival, growth, behavior, and reproduction of organisms?
  • Key Concepts
    --Habitats, features of organisms in Georgia, interdependent relationships in ecosystems, energy transfer in ecosystems, food web, natural selection, natural resources
  • Skills
    --Ask questions and seek to find answers, offer and consider reasoning, compare physical attributes, cause and effect

Click here to download a Teacher Guide for this program. ​

Sponsored Education Admissions
Georgia Aquarium developed the Sponsored Education Admissions (SEA) program in an effort to ensure diverse audiences, regardless of economic status, have an opportunity to participate in our unique educational experiences at a reduced rate or free of charge. Through the generous contributions of local and national individuals, foundations and corporations, we are able to offer this gift to schools and nonprofit organizations operating in the state of Georgia.The availability of funds will determine the number of schools/nonprofit organizations selected to receive sponsored admission.

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