EDUCATION PROGRAMS

We strive to create memorable experiences for learners of all ages.  Whether bringing your family for a visit or scheduling a field trip for your school, we have the experience you’re looking for. Get a kiss from a seal or sea lion or sleep with the sharks without getting wet. A lab program with your students will make marine science come alive on your field trip. If you are unable to come to us, our outreach education programs will come to you!  Aquarium programs and supporting materials address Ocean Literacy Principles as well as national and Oregon science standards for learning. Our education opportunities will also include the exciting web-based program, the Oceanscape Network.

Plunge into the underwater world of marine science today with one of our many hands-on educational opportunities!

Disection Presentation

ON-SITE PROGRAMS

We offer grade-appropriate programs aligned to state and national standards as well as to the national Ocean Literacy principles.

OUTREACH PROGRAMS

Outreach programs are assembly-style productions full of energy and fun. These presentations feature audience participation, costumes, animal biofacts and life-sized inflatable animals.

DISTANCE LEARNING

The Oceanscape Network is a web-based educational program designed to connect preteens and teens to science, nature and outdoor experiences using technology as the catalyst.

TEACHER RESOURCES

All of our education materials have been aligned with the Oregon Department of Education and the national education common curriculum goals.

Education Outreach

Can’t bring your class to us? Let us come to you! Our Aquarium educators travel over 10,000 miles annually bringing marine science directly to your students in the classroom.

Education Outreach Stats for 2014-2015

6

Our Outreach Staff

102

Number of Schools Visited

10102

Miles Traveled

32585

Number of Students Taught

What teachers say about us?

“Oregon Coast Aquarium’s Oceanscape Network participated as virtual explorers on my last deep-sea research cruise, producing a beautiful poster and superb videos that managed to be both entertaining and educational. This is a wonderful way to make the deep sea accessible to the general public, and I hope to continue our collaboration in the future.”
Dr. Tamara Frank – Halmos College of Natural Sciences and Oceanography, Nova Southeastern University
My 5th grade students love it when the Oregon Coast Aquarium brings its outreach program to Baker City! It is great that those of us who live so far from the ocean can get a little "hands on" with some sea life.
Merrie Hensley – 5th Grade Teacher – Baker City, OR
WhaleTimes, Inc. has had the great pleasure of collaborating with Oregon Coast Aquarium's Oceanscape Network on several projects. Each time, the team delivers a professional, exciting, and creative product or program the helped us bring the ocean and ocean research to life for kids.