The New Jersey Academy for Aquatic Sciences offers a variety of educational programs to enhance your group’s trip to Adventure Aquarium. They are offered Monday – Friday from Sept. 19, 2011 – June 15, 2012 (no classes will be scheduled from Dec. 24 – Jan 3 and on all major holidays) between 10:00 am and 1:45pm.
If you do not see a program that interests you, NJAAS staff would be happy to design a program especially for your class. Please call 856-365-1025 or email email@example.com. for information regarding this special service.
Learning Adventures, Assemblies and Tour programs are designed to enhance your classroom lessons, and address:
- New Jersey Core Curriculum Standards 5.1 and 5.3;
- Pennsylvania Academic Standards 3.1 and 3.3;
- Delaware Content Standards 1, 5, 6, 7 and 8;
- National Science Benchmarks 5A, 5D, and 5F.
Special needs appropriate classes can be tailored to meet the interests of your learning support or integrated classroom. All classes are taught in a minimally distracting classroom. Classes move at a pace appropriate to students’ curiosity, and attempt to accommodate multiple learning styles
This class uses imitation to encourage movement, vocalization, and creative thought. Students will be introduced to various marine animals, such as sea turtles, horseshoe crabs, and sea stars, and invited to engage their imaginations by imitating their movements and sounds. This class does involve live animals, some of whom students will be invited to touch.
What is the difference between a turtle and a tortoise? How fast is a sea turtle? Can a Snapping Turtle take off her shell? Students will meet a few of our Turtles in Residence, and have the opportunity to touch some turtle related biofacts. This class uses live animals, with no direct animal contact.
Key Concepts: Evolution, Predator/Prey relationships, Adaptations
The shark glides gracefully in the ancient sea, confident that he is the top predator in his world…or is he? Come with us as we explore the prehistoric seas and learn about other predators that swam in these waters, including ancient sharks, turtles, and even dinosaurs!
Key Concepts: Conservation, Human Impact, Habitats
Diversity is the spice of life. This interactive lesson explores extinct species and those on the brink and what people can do to preserve the planet’s biodiversity.
Home to over 1500 animals, our 760,000-gallon Ocean Realm exhibit gives a spectacular view of life under the waves. This 30-minute tour allows you and your students to get a rare glimpse of the top of this exhibit and see our animals up close.