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National Aquarium Teacher Orientation - Pre Visit Slide Show. A brief look at the National Aquarium in Baltimore to help teachers preprae their classes for a field trip.

National Aquarium Teacher Orientation - Pre Visit Slide Show. A brief look at the National Aquarium in Baltimore to help teachers preprae their classes for a field trip.

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  • Teacher Orientation 2008-2009 School Year This orientation is up to date as of: August 18, 2008
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    • 1. TEACHER ORIENTATION 2008-2009 SCHOOL YEAR
    • 2. PRESENTATION GOALS
      • How to connect field trip to the Maryland VSC
      • What students will see and do
      • Help you with planning and logistics
      • Post-visit learning
    • 3. OUR MISSION … to inspire people to enjoy, respect, and protect the aquatic world. If there is magic on this planet, it is contained in water. Loren Eisley
    • 4. VSC SCIENCE STANDARDS EXHIBITS SKILLS EARTH/SPACE LIFE CHEM PHYSICS ENV’L AUSTRALIA ATLANTIC CORAL REEF CHESAPEAKE BAY RAINFOREST SHARKS/ DOLPHINS Good fit Better fit
    • 5. AQUARIUM BY THE NUMBERS
      • Main Aquarium opened (Pier 3) 1981
      • Marine Mammal Pavilion (Pier 4) opened in 1991
      • Animal Planet Australia: Wild Extremes (Glass Pavilion) opened 2005
      • Over 1.6 million visitors each year
      • ~16,000 animals covering ~700 different species
      • Total of 2.61 million gallons of water
    • 6. EXHIBITS AND HABITATS GLASS PAVILION Animal Planet Australia: Wild Extremes PIER 3 PAVILION Level 1 – Wings in the Water Level 2 – Maryland: Mountains to the Sea Level 3 - Surviving Through Adaptation Level 4 – Sea Cliffs, Kelp Forest, Pacific Coral Reef, Amazon River Forest Level 5 – Upland Tropical Rain Forest, Hidden Life PIER 4 PAVILION Dolphin Amphitheater Children’s Discovery Corner Traveling Exhibit
    • 7. VISITOR GUIDE MAP
    • 8. ANIMAL PLANET AUSTRALIA GLASS PAVILION
    • 9. CHESAPEAKE BAY PIER 3 & WATERFRONT PARK
    • 10. SURVIVING through ADAPTATIONS PIER 3 PAVILION, LEVEL 3
    • 11. NORTH ATLANTIC - PACIFIC PIER 3 PAVILION, LEVEL 4 Sea Cliffs Pacific Coral Reef Kelp Forest
    • 12. RAINFORESTS PIER 3 PAVILION, LEVELS 4 & 5 Amazon River Forest Amazon Rain Forest
    • 13. ATLANTIC CORAL REEF PIER 3 PAVILION
    • 14. DOLPHINS PIER 4 PAVILION
      • Atlantic bottlenose dolphins
      • Cetaceans (toothed whales)
      • Diet of squid, fish, crustaceans
      • 6’ to 12’; up to 800 pounds
      • Calf born in July at NAIB
    • 15. SHARKS PIER 3 PAVILION
      • Sand tiger sharks
      • grow to 10’ and 350 lbs.
      • skeleton of cartilage
      • stays buoyant by burping
      • candidate for endangered species list
    • 16. FISH PIER 3, 4 AND GLASS PAVILIONS Lined seahorse Green moray eel Picasso triggerfish Clownfish Lionfish Stingray Sturgeon Archerfish
    • 17. BIRDS PIER 3 AND GLASS PAVILIONS Kookaburra Gouldian finch Rainbow lorikeet Scarlet ibis
    • 18. REPTILES PIER 3 and GLASS PAVILIONS Eyelash viper Snake-necked turtle Green sea turtle Freshwater crocodile
    • 19. AMPHIBIANS PIER 3 and PIER 4 PAVILIONS Frogs : A Chorus of Colors - Pier 4 Pavilion Closes November 1 Panamanian golden frog Blue poison dart frogs See frogs in Hidden Life exhibit Green and back poison dart frog
    • 20. INVERTEBRATES PIER 3 PAVILIONS Curly hair tarantula Giant Pacific octopus Sea star Hermit crab Upsidedown jelly Coral
    • 21. OTHER MAMMALS PIER 3 and GLASS PAVILIONS Golden lion tamarin Grey-headed flying fox
    • 22. PRESENTATIONS AND PROGRAMS
      • Dolphin Show
      • 4-D Immersion Theater
      • Watershed Moments
      • Education Programs
      • Children’s Discovery Corner
      • Animal Demonstrations and Feedings
    • 23. DOLPHIN SHOW PIER 4 PAVILION PLAY! 11:30 am 1:30 pm 3:30 pm 5:00 pm (Mon-Thur) Included in your admission, if space available when you make reservation.
    • 24. IMMERSION THEATHER PIER 3 PAVILION Planet Earth: Shallow Seas Explores some of the world's richest coral reefs and shallow coastal waters. 15 minutes $4 per person
    • 25. WATERSHED MOMENTS IMMERSION THEATER Fun, interactive program about the Chesapeake Bay for students of all ages. FREE Tuesday’s at 10 and 11 am 20 minutes Call (410) 576-3833 to reserve space
    • 26. EDUCATION PROGRAMS PIER 4 PAVILION Classroom, Auditorium and Behind the Scenes Grades Pre K – 12 Monday – Friday Program offerings, pgs 7-8 FREE to first 3,000 students
    • 27. CHILDREN’S DISCOVERY CORNER PIER 4 PAVILION
    • 28. ANIMAL FEEDINGS PIER 3, 4 & GLASS PAVILIONS Dive Feeding 10:30 am & 2:30 pm Wings in the Water 11:30 am & 3:30 pm Atlantic Coral Reef Sea Cliffs Feeding 11:00 am 3:00 pm
    • 29. WINGS AND THINGS PIER 3 PAVILION Wings and Things Up close encounter with some of the Aquarium’s inhabitants Several show times each day
    • 30. PLAN A FIELD TRIP BEFORE THE VISIT 1. Make a Reservation (410) 576-3833 [email_address] Monday-Friday, 9:00 am-4:30 pm 2. Contract and Payment 3. Pre trip Planning Packet 4. Visit www.aqua.org 5. Chaperones
    • 31. ADMISSION PRICES FREE ADMISSION for ALL Maryland schools from September through February Grades Aquarium, only Aquarium + Dolphin Show Aquarium + 4D Total Package Pre K- 6 $9.95 $10.95 $12.95 $13.95 7 – 12 $11.95 $12.95 $14.95 $15.95 Additional Chaperones $18.95 $21.95 $21.95 $24.95
    • 32. PLANNING PACKET DEAR EDUCATOR
    • 33. PLANNING PACKET CHECKLISTS
    • 34. PLANNING PACKET CHAPERONE INFORMATION
    • 35. PLANNING PACKET SCAVENGER HUNT
    • 36. PLANNING PACKET SOUVENIRS AND AQUADOPT
    • 37. PLANNING PACKET BOX LUNCHES
    • 38. PLANNING PACKET PARENT’S LETTER
    • 39. ONLINE TRIP PLANNER WWW.AQUA.ORG
    • 40. PREPARE YOUR STUDENTS
      • Review Planning Packet with students
      • Conduct pre-trip activity from Student Activity Guides
      • Send copy of Parent’s letter home
      • Remind about proper behavior, footwear
      • Visit www.aqua.org with students
    • 41. CHAPERONES
      • How many chaperones can I bring?
      • See page 3 in School Program brochure
      • Chaperones must stay with their students at all times and are responsible for students’ behavior
      • Use cell phones responsibly
      • Sound travels through water
      • Teaching tips
    • 42. NO FOOD OR BEVERAGES INSIDE
    • 43. LUNCH OPTIONS Pre-Order Box Lunches Sample Menu Turkey & Cheese Sub, Ham & Cheese Sub, Cheeseburger, Hamburger, Hot Dog, Peanut Butter & Jelly $6/person All include beverage and fruit, chips or cookies More Information (410) 808-1722 [email_address]
    • 44. DURING THE FIELD TRIP ARRIVAL Camden Yards Lots C and J C entral Parking Systems Richard Nowak 410-347-9330 www.baltimore.org
    • 45. SAFETY MOVALATORS, ESCALTORS
    • 46. DIGITAL MESSAGE BOARDS
    • 47. GIFTSHOP GLASS PAVILION LEVEL 2
    • 48. AFTER YOUR FIELD TRIP EDUCATION OUTREACH
    • 49. AFTER YOUR FIELD TRIP ONLINE SURVEY www.aqua.org/survey-teacher/
    • 50. AFTER YOUR FIELD TRIP POST ACTIVITIES www.aqua.org/educators_booklets.html
    • 51. AFTER YOUR FIELD TRIP CONSERVATION ACTIVITIES
      • Grades 5th – 12 th
      • Action inspired by a visit to the Aquarium or one of its events or programs.
      • Nominations accepted from: Teacher Youth group leader Aquarium staff member Other community member
      • www.aqua.org/muddyfeet
    • 52. AFTER YOUR FIELD TRIP BECOME A GREEN SCHOOL
      • Use environment as a context for learning
      • Model best environmental practices
      • Work with partners on projects that help the environment
      www.maeoe.org
    • 53. PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITIES October 25, 2008 Ocean Exploration, Part II February 6, 2009 Project WILD March 13-14, 2009 Teacher Sleepover April 4, 2009 Ocean Exploration, Part I Call 410-576-3833 [email_address] See page 13 for more information
    • 54. VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
      • Many positions available
        • Exhibit Guides
        • Divers
        • Animal Care
      • At least 3 ½ hours per week
      • Free parking
      • Professional training
      • Call (410) 576-3886, volunteer@aqua.org
    • 55. SUMMARY
      • Discussed the field trip objectives
      • Learned about the animals and exhibits
      • Learned about resources to help you plan the field trip
      • Introduced some ideas for post-visit learning
    • 56. QUESTIONS Jennifer Durkin School Programs Coordinator (410) 576-3871 [email_address] Joe Harber Education Programs Director (410) 659-4272 [email_address]