Virginia Aquarium Teacher Trainings 2020
COLORS IN NATURE (pre-K – 5 th grade) Wednesday, June 17th 9:00AM – 3:00PM|Virginia Aquarium, Classroom Bring a packed lunch. Wear comfortable closed-toed shoes. We live in a vibrant world filled with an endless array of color. In this teacher training we will explore properties of light and the biological, structural, and chemical sources of color found in nature. Educators will engage in hands-on activities and demonstrations related to how animals use color to communicate within and between species, as well as how different animals perceive color.
SEA TURTLE SCIENCE (3rd – 5 th grade) Wednesday, July 15th 9:00AM – 3:00PM|Virginia Aquarium, Promenade Bring a packed lunch. Wear comfortable closed-toed shoes. This teacher training focuses on the many types of turtles found in Virginia including freshwater turtles, land turtles, and sea turtles. We will provide instructions for hands-on activities to use in the Classroom, hear from our Stranding Response team about sea turtle strandings, and finish with a behind-the-scenes tour of the sea turtle exhibit and Marine Animal Care Center.
MARINE MAMMAL SCIENCE (3rd – 7 th grade) Wednesday, July 22nd 9:00AM – 3:00PM|Virginia Aquarium, Promenade Bring a packed lunch. Wear comfortable closed-toed shoes. This teacher training focuses on marine mammals found along the coast of Virginia. We will begin with an introduction to marine mammals and classroom activities that highlight their anatomy, feeding structures and adaptations. We will enhance teacher’s knowledge of marine mammals by searching for dolphins on our research vessel, going behind the scenes with our harbor seals, and touring the Marine Animal Care Center.