Ocean Wise AquaZone: Our Ocean, Our Impacts

Last updated on
Thursday, August 20th, 2020
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Program Description

Our team of two educators comes to your site to deliver engaging programming for two classes of learners.  In this program, we incorporate learning about ocean animals through our educators, artifacts and live animals with learning about some impacts ocean animals face, impacts that are caused by humans.  Students will break into small groups to explore artifacts and the live inter-tidal animals from our west-coast environment, making connections between our individual actions and the health of our ocean globally.  At stations we will discuss impacts such as pollution, mal-fishing and plastic debris.  In conclusion, students will have the opportunity to apply the knowledge they have gained to brainstorm solutions to real life ocean challenges.

Big Ideas
  • Plants and animals have observable features.
  • Living things have features and behaviours that help them survive in their environment.
  • Living things are diverse, can be grouped, and interact in their ecosystems.
  • Earth and its climate have changed over geological time.
  • We shape the local environment, and the local environment shapes who we are and how we live.
  • Local actions have global consequences, and global actions have local consequences.
  • COVID Precautions
    Group sizes have been reduced to ensure the ability to have students stay within their learning cohort and to maintain appropriate physical distance during program. All Ocean Wise staff will have face-shields and the option to wear masks, all program materials will be cleaned between classes. All materials displayed (artifacts and specimens) are materials that can be sanitized. All participants must wash their hands with soap and water prior to and after their session with the AquaVan team. Additional hand sanitizing stations (two) will be provided.
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    Fee Notes: 

    Fee is $625 for a full day, four 60 minute programs or a maximum of 48 students.