New York Aquarium

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Community Conservation Connections

Community Conservation Connections is the New York Aquarium's education outreach team that brings the aquarium to you! All programs are hands-on, giving participants the chance to interact with various materials and many programs include the chance to meet a live animal! An aquarium instructor will lead the program and engage participants in a memorable learning experience based on topics in marine biology. Community Conservation Connections is an exciting way to learn how life on land is connected to life in the water.

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Programs

MAXIMUM GROUP SIZE
PRE-K & KINDERGARTEN: 25
1ST GRADE & UP: 35

TIME: 60 minutes

FEE: $200 per program

Special, book 2 programs and get a third free – for the same programs on the same day.

Little Marine Explorers

Pre-K

  • Time: 60 minutes
  • Fee: $200

Open up a world of discovery with an introduction to our favorite place, the ocean! Students will explore what the ocean is, what lives in the ocean, and how animals survive there with their unique features. We will bring the beach to you as we engage in tactile experiences with salt water, sand, sea weed, biofacts and a live ocean animal.

Sea Star Sleuths

K-1st Grade

  • Time: 60 minutes
  • Fee: $200

Hone your detective skills and go on a problem solving adventure! Sea stars and their kin are extremely unique creatures and you'll uncover their similarities and differences through song, habitat exploration, and meeting a live animal.

Awesome Amazon

2nd-3rd Grade

  • Time: 60 minutes
  • Fee: $200

The Amazon Rainforest in South America is home to the incredible Amazon River and some amazing aquatic creatures. Discover the unique adaptations of the animals that rely on the river for their survival. Exploration of biofacts, geography, and rainforest products will help us understand the importance of the rainforest for wildlife and humans.

Combating Climate Change

4th-5th Grade

  • Time: 60 minutes
  • Fee: $200

Uncover what is causing climate change today and how it is affecting local habitats around New York City. Investigate scientific data to see how our climate compares to historic changes, meet a local species reliant on cues from the environment, and leave knowing how to be active stewards in a coastal community.

Discovering Coral Reefs

Pre-K - 1st Grade

  • Time: 60 minutes
  • Fee: $200

Join us for an exploration of incredible coral reef habitats! Find out why corals and the reefs they form are important homes for fish and many other aquatic animals. Discover the diversity of life on the reef as we investigate biofacts, meet a live reef animal, and learn about how animals live and grow in this underwater habitat.

Seaside Naturalists

2nd-5th Grade

  • Time: 60 minutes
  • Fee: $200

Learn how to explore the beach in a new and exciting way! Use a nature journal to record observations as you make discoveries in the sand, utilize tools, and meet a live animal. Our adventure will leave you curious and inspired to use these methods to further explore this important habitat for wildlife.

Urban Naturalists: Wild NYC

6th-8th Grade

  • Time: 60 minutes
  • Fee: $200

Wildlife surrounds our city, in our waters and along our coastline. Discover with us a wild NYC that flourishes within our coastal habitats through exploring biofacts, meeting a live animal, and creation of a naturalist journal. This program will give your students the foundation they need to go on and conduct their own field study or become a citizen scientist in the natural habitats hidden within our urban landscape.

Watercolors Underwater

Pre-K and Up

  • Time: 60 minutes
  • Fee: $200

Art and science come together in this program where students create watercolor paintings of marine wildlife and habitats. With the story of the Bathysphere Expeditions as our inspiration we will observe biofacts from different species and meet an animal to fuel the art we create! Take your painting home and share your new-found knowledge of marine animals through your work!

Programs are recommended for children in specific grade levels, as these are aligned to specific state standards for learning. We welcome all learners and are happy to work with you in accommodating the needs of your audience. Please inquire with us if you would like to learn more about how we can suit your learning needs with our programs.

Events and Fairs

The Community Conservation Connections outreach team is available to be a part of your event or fair. For $450 we can be present for up to 2 hours at your event and include interactive activities such a craft, an interactive activity, and biofacts themed to your needs.

Your facility must provide a table and tent, if outdoors. Please call to discuss details of how we can be involved in your event.

To Book Community Conservation Connections:

Please call 718-265-3452 or email NYAEducation@wcs.org

request more information on programs

Programs

MAXIMUM GROUP SIZE
PRE-K & KINDERGARTEN: 25
1ST GRADE & UP: 35

TIME: 60 minutes

FEE: $200 per program

Special, book 2 programs and get a third free – for the same programs on the same day.


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