Educator in Classroom with Students

We offer Outreach Programs to local classrooms to bring a trained educator with marine science fun to your young learners. Book an outreach program today! All programs are 50 minutes, and priced at $200 per session (2 or more sessions $175 each) except for Pre-K through Kindergarten - see below. Please note: requests for programs must be submitted at least one month before the desired program date to be considered. Animal Ambassadors are not guaranteed to accompany a program in the event of inclement weather or other husbandry-related issues. 

Program Information

Travel fees are dependent on your class location.

  • $0 Virginia Beach
  • $25 Norfolk, Chesapeake, and Portsmouth
  • $45 Newport News, Hampton, Suffolk, and Poquoson
  • $65 Williamsburg, Yorktown, Isle of Wight, Smithfield

Turtle Talk – Toddlers – 20 Minutes – Available: Onsite, Outreach, or Virtual

Price: $150 for one program, $125 each for multiple

Use models and movement to help us learn the differences between sea turtles, land turtles, and aquatic turtles. Then we’ll learn how fun it can be to keep our oceans clean!

ELDS: ALP.1, ALP.3, CD.1

Turtle Talk – Pre-K – K – 30 Minutes – Available: Onsite, Outreach, or Virtual

Price: $175 for one program, $150 each for multiple

Use models and movement to help us learn the differences between sea turtles, land turtles, and aquatic turtles. Then we’ll learn how fun it can be to keep our oceans clean!

ELDS and SOLs: ALP.1, ALP.3, CD.1, K.7, K.11

Mini Movers – Pre-K – Kindergarten – 30 Minutes – Available: Onsite, Outreach

Price: $175 for one program, $150 each for multiple

Get your students up and moving while they learn how different animals move and why some animals don’t need to move to survive!

ELDS and SOLs: CD1.1, CD4.1, K.7

Sea Turtles from Egg to Adult – 1st – 3rd Grade – 50 Minutes – Available: Onsite, Outreach, or Virtual

Learn how a turtle’s life begins and the dangers it faces to survive. We will play a fun game to explore its life cycle from nest to adult. We will also discuss conservation efforts and brainstorm ways that we can help sea turtles survive.

SOLs: 1.5, 2.4, 2.5, 3.4

Life in the Chesapeake Bay – 1st – 3rd Grade – 50 Minutes – Available: Onsite, Outreach

In this program we will learn about the Chesapeake Bay, and the important roles different organisms play in different estuarine habitats. Then, we will split into stations and learn about oysters, plankton, and build a creature perfectly designed for its habitat.

SOLs: 1.5, 2.5, 3.4, 3.5

Out in the Ocean – 3rd – 4th Grade – 50 Minutes – Available: Onsite, Outreach, Virtual, and Assembly

Go on an adventure through the zones of the ocean and observe changes in animal adaptations in each zone! Along the way, students will learn how ocean properties, animal adaptations, and ocean geology change with depth.

SOLs: 3.4, 3.8, 4.7

Bay Watch – 4th – 6th Grade – 50 Minutes – Available: Onsite, Outreach

Get an in-depth look at the Chesapeake Bay and the organisms that make up its food web. We will split into stations, and dissect an oyster, investigate planktonic organisms, and build a food web model.

Sols: 4.3, 4.8, 6.8, 6.9

Wandering Through the Watershed – 4th – 6th – 50 Minutes – Available: Onsite, Outreach

Join us as we explore the many environments of the Chesapeake Bay watershed! Students will use models to learn about the environments and processes that impact the health of the Chesapeake Bay.

SOLs: 4.8, 6.8, 6.9

Sea Turtle Rescue – 4th – 12th Grade (Does not fit 5th grade SOLs) – 50 Minutes – Available: Onsite, Outreach

Become a stranding technician with the Virginia Aquarium Stranding Response Team! Get a hands-on look at what it takes to rescue a stranded sea turtle, and how we study deceased stranded sea turtles to help conservation efforts.

SOLs: 4.8, 6.9, LS.9, BIO.8

Inside the Squid – 7th – 12th Grade – 50 Minutes – Available: Onsite, Outreach

In this program, we’ll investigate the classification of squid, looking at the defining characteristics of different invertebrate phyla to see where the squid fits in. Then we’ll dissect the squid to show how it fits in with other mollusks!

SOLs: LS. 3, LS.11, BIO.6

Our summer programs are fun adaptations of our school-year programs, designed for a wider range of ages and a larger audience of up to 90 children. The listed range is the optimal age group for each program, but the content will be engaging for all ages!

Turtle Talk – Toddlers – Kindergarten – 30 Minutes

Use models and movement to help us learn the differences between sea turtles, land turtles, and aquatic turtles. Then we’ll learn how fun it can be to keep our oceans clean!

Sea Turtles from Egg to Adult – Kindergarten – 3rd Grade – 50 Minutes

Learn how a turtle’s life begins and the dangers it faces to survive. We will play a fun game to explore its life cycle from nest to adult. We will also discuss conservation efforts and brainstorm ways that we can help sea turtles survive.

Adaptations – 3rd – 8th Grade – 50 Minutes

We’ll show you fascinating biofacts that help illustrate the adaptations of some animals that help them to move, find food, and protect themselves in a variety of ecosystems.

Accommodates up to 90 children.

Life Cycles – Pre K – 2nd Grade – 50 Minutes – Available: Onsite, Outreach

Join us on our journey through the life cycles of different animals. We’ll learn about sea turtles, butterflies, frogs, and more!

SOLs: K.7, 1.5, 2.4

Out in the Ocean – 3rd – 4th Grade – 50 Minutes – Available: Onsite, Outreach, Virtual, and Assembly

Go on an adventure through the zones of the ocean and observe changes in animal adaptations in each zone! Along the way, students will learn how ocean properties, animal adaptations, and ocean geology change with depth

SOLs: 3.4, 3.8, 4.7

Adaptations – 3rd – 8th Grade (Does not fit 5th grade SOLs) – 50 Minutes – Available: Onsite, Outreach

We’ll show you fascinating biofacts and have student volunteers help illustrate the adaptations of some animals that allow them to thrive in a variety of ecosystems.

SOLs: 3.4, 4.2, LS.7


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