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May 2020

Maritime Aquarium Virtual Program: Fish Tales

May 7 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

During this interactive story time, an Aquarium educator will lead young children and their parents/caregivers through songs, rhymes, dances, book readings and maybe even a visit with an animal ambassador. Toddler - Kindergarten. 45 minutes.

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Maritime Aquarium Virtual Program: Your Coast and Climate Change

May 7 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Storm surge, sea level rise and...slipper snails? Climate change promises to have a dramatic impact on communities across the world, but it's not all bad news out there. Join us to for a closer look at the science of climate change, and learn the surprising secrets of climate resilience hidden in the coastal ecosystems of Long Island Sound. Grades 6-12. 60 minutes.

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Maritime Aquarium Virtual Program: Fish Tales

May 8 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

During this interactive story time, an Aquarium educator will lead young children and their parents/caregivers through songs, rhymes, dances, book readings and maybe even a visit with an animal ambassador. Toddler - Kindergarten. 45 minutes.

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Maritime Aquarium Virtual Program: Shark Safari

May 8 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Sharks have a variety of superb adaptations that have allowed them to survive for millions of years. In this program, students will examine the teeth and jaws of different species of sharks and learn how their structures and senses help them find a variety of prey in different ocean habitats. Students will get an up-close look at the different species of sharks we have at the Aquarium and create a shark of their own that has the structures it needs…

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Maritime Aquarium Virtual Program: All About Seals

May 8 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Join us to meet the Maritime Aquarium seals and get a keeper's-eye view of a seal feeding and training session. Observe and discuss how seals are adapted for living in Long Island Sound,  plus get a peek at the plans and construction of our new seal pool - the most exciting new exhibit in the Aquarium's history! All Ages. 60 minutes.

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Maritime Aquarium Virtual Program: Fish Tales

May 11 @ 10:00 am - 10:45 am

Toddler - Kindergarten Cost: Suggested Donation During this interactive story time, an Aquarium educator will lead young children and their parents/caregivers through songs, rhymes, dances, book readings and maybe even a visit with an animal ambassador. 45 minutes.

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Maritime Aquarium Virtual Program: Life Between the Tides

May 11 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Grades 3-5 Cost: Suggested Donation Visit a virtual intertidal zone to learn and observe the unique adaptations Long Island Sound species have developed to overcome living in this challenging area. Students will learn how tides occur, and determine the intertidal habitat animals are best adapted for surviving in based on physical and behavioral adaptations. 45 minutes.

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Virtual Program: All About Seals

May 11 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

All Ages Cost: Suggested Donation Join us to meet the Maritime Aquarium seals and get a keeper's-eye view of a seal feeding and training session. Observe and discuss how seals are adapted for living in Long Island Sound,  plus get a peek at the plans and construction of our new seal pool - the most exciting new exhibit in the Aquarium's history! 60 minutes.

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Maritime Aquarium Virtual Program: Similarities & Differences

May 12 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Kindergarten - Grade 2 Cost: Suggested Donation By simply observing an animal eat and move, we can figure out a lot about its everyday life and habitat! With the help of an aquarium educator, take a look at some of the aquarium's beloved animals and use the power of observational skills and critical thinking to develop an idea of how each animal lives in its habitat.  60 minutes.

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Maritime Aquarium Virtual Program: Coasts that Shift and Change

May 12 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Grades 6-12 Cost: Suggested Donation Investigate the science of extreme weather, focusing on hurricanes, storm surge, and erosion; and learn about the importance of living shorelines for coastal protection. Plus, meet the Aquarium animals who make their home in the salt marsh!  60 minutes.

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Maritime Aquarium Virtual Program: Citizen Science

May 13 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

All Ages Cost: Suggested Donation Even while practicing social distancing, there are still opportunities to observe nature through a walk around your yard or even to look out the window for birds, squirrels and other animals. Participants will be introduced to apps like iNaturalist that can be used to record what they see, thereby contributing to scientists’ knowledge of our local environment. Plus, they’ll learn how to identify birds and how to contribute information to the Cornell Lab of Ornithology’s…

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Maritime Aquarium Virtual Program: Citizen Science

May 13 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

All Ages Cost: Suggested Donation Even while practicing social distancing, there are still opportunities to observe nature through a walk around your yard or even to look out the window for birds, squirrels and other animals. Participants will be introduced to apps like iNaturalist that can be used to record what they see, thereby contributing to scientists’ knowledge of our local environment. Plus, they’ll learn how to identify birds and how to contribute information to the Cornell Lab of Ornithology’s…

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