2016-2017 Family Homeschool Class
We are offering a once-a-month class just for homeschool families! Each month we will examine a different marine life topic through age-appropriate activities for children ages 4 - 12.
Each 90 minute class is structured in the following way:
- Group introduction to the class topic
- Divide the class into two age groups
- Each age group will work with a staff member to learn about the topic through classroom discussion, hands-on activities, and exploring the exhibits and animals here in the building.
- Final wrap-up with entire group
Dates & Topics
Class meets at 10:00am until 11:30am
- September 19th 2016 - Introduction to Marine Animals
- October 17th 2016 - Sharks/Skates/Rays
- November 14th 2016 - Echinoderms and Mollusks
- December 12th 2016 - Crustaceans and their Exoskeletons
- January 23rd 2017 - Deep Sea/Layers of the Ocean
- February 13th 2017 - Gills, fins and scales - All about Fish!
- March 13th 2017 - Animal Classification
- April 10th 2017 - Squid Dissection
Parents and guardians must remain on site and stay with their children.
$96 for the first child in a family ($72 for members) for the complete session. There is a $10 discount for each additional child. No refunds.
There is also a $15 drop-in rate ($12 members) per class as space allows. Please call to see if space is available. 401-885-4690
Program is adapted to your homeschoolers' level.
$7 per person (both children and adults). $250 minimum.
90 minute private program held in the morning.
Students will explore the facility with a focus on our hands-on exhibits, followed by a live animal demonstration. Scavenger hunts will be available for students to complete.
2016-2017 High School Marine Biology Class
What: High-School level marine biology class using “Marine Biology: An Introduction to Ocean Ecosystems” by Amy Sauter Hill, Walch Publishing.
Who: High school students. Minimum of 8 students needed to run the class. Max class size of 20.
When: September through April. One Monday each month, 10:00 - 11:30 AM. Classes covering two chapters may run until 12 PM.
Class Cost: $20 per class with a one-time $15 materials fee per student - this will cover all lab related materials. Total cost for the year $175
Students will be required to read the designated chapter(s) before each class. Chapters will be reviewed in class and labs will be performed together.
May 17th: Informational Meeting (attendance not required), 6:30-7:30pm,
RSVP required. E-mail or call Aimee, 401-885-4690.
June 30th: Deposit of $50 due to reserve spot in class
August 29th: Orientation, 10:00-11:00 AM
September 12th: Estuaries: A Wetland Study (Meet at site TBD)
October 3rd: Kelp Forests: Determining the Effects of Variations in Salinity on Aquatic Algae
November 7th: The Living Sea: Mapping the Seafloor
December 5th: Coral Reefs: A Study of Cnidarian Behavior & Open Ocean: A Study of Plankton
January 9th: Islands: The Effects of Wave Action and Hard Stabilization on a Barrier Island & Rocky Shores: Adaptive Behavior of a Fish in a Rocky-Shore Habitat
February 6th: Tide Pools: A Study of Environmental Change in a Laboratory Tide Pool & Sandy Beaches: Determining the Origin of Sand Samples
March 6th: Subtidal Soft Bottoms: A Comparison of Segmented Worms and Flatworms & The Abyss: Bioluminescence: A Look at Living Light
April 3rd: Environmental Ethics: Envisioning a Sustainable Coastal Community
May 8th: Make-up day 5:30-7pm