TEACHER ORIENTATION 2008-2009 SCHOOL YEAR
PRESENTATION GOALS <ul><li>How to connect field trip to the Maryland VSC </li></ul><ul><li>What students will see and do <...
OUR MISSION …  to inspire people to enjoy, respect, and protect the aquatic world. If there is magic on this planet,  it i...
VSC SCIENCE STANDARDS EXHIBITS SKILLS EARTH/SPACE LIFE CHEM PHYSICS ENV’L AUSTRALIA ATLANTIC CORAL REEF CHESAPEAKE BAY RAI...
AQUARIUM BY THE NUMBERS <ul><li>Main Aquarium opened (Pier 3) 1981 </li></ul><ul><li>Marine Mammal Pavilion (Pier 4) opene...
EXHIBITS AND HABITATS GLASS PAVILION   Animal Planet Australia: Wild Extremes PIER 3 PAVILION   Level 1 – Wings in the Wat...
VISITOR GUIDE MAP
ANIMAL PLANET AUSTRALIA GLASS PAVILION
CHESAPEAKE BAY PIER 3 & WATERFRONT PARK
SURVIVING through ADAPTATIONS PIER 3 PAVILION, LEVEL 3
NORTH ATLANTIC - PACIFIC PIER 3 PAVILION, LEVEL 4 Sea Cliffs Pacific Coral Reef Kelp Forest
RAINFORESTS PIER 3 PAVILION, LEVELS 4 & 5 Amazon River Forest Amazon Rain Forest
ATLANTIC CORAL REEF PIER 3 PAVILION
DOLPHINS PIER 4 PAVILION <ul><li>Atlantic bottlenose dolphins </li></ul><ul><li>Cetaceans (toothed whales) </li></ul><ul><...
SHARKS PIER 3 PAVILION <ul><li>Sand tiger sharks </li></ul><ul><li>grow to 10’ and 350 lbs. </li></ul><ul><li>skeleton of ...
FISH PIER 3, 4 AND GLASS PAVILIONS Lined seahorse Green moray eel Picasso triggerfish Clownfish Lionfish Stingray Sturgeon...
BIRDS PIER 3 AND GLASS PAVILIONS Kookaburra Gouldian finch Rainbow lorikeet Scarlet ibis
REPTILES  PIER 3 and GLASS PAVILIONS Eyelash viper Snake-necked turtle Green sea turtle Freshwater crocodile
AMPHIBIANS PIER 3 and PIER 4 PAVILIONS Frogs : A Chorus of Colors - Pier 4 Pavilion Closes November 1 Panamanian golden fr...
INVERTEBRATES PIER 3 PAVILIONS Curly hair tarantula Giant Pacific octopus Sea star Hermit crab Upsidedown jelly Coral
OTHER MAMMALS PIER 3 and GLASS PAVILIONS Golden lion tamarin Grey-headed flying fox
PRESENTATIONS AND PROGRAMS <ul><li>Dolphin Show </li></ul><ul><li>4-D Immersion Theater </li></ul><ul><li>Watershed Moment...
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 avail...
IMMERSION THEATHER PIER 3 PAVILION Planet Earth: Shallow Seas Explores some of the world's richest coral reefs and shallow...
WATERSHED MOMENTS IMMERSION THEATER Fun, interactive program about the Chesapeake Bay for students of all ages. FREE Tuesd...
EDUCATION PROGRAMS PIER 4 PAVILION Classroom, Auditorium and Behind the Scenes Grades Pre K – 12 Monday – Friday Program o...
CHILDREN’S DISCOVERY CORNER PIER 4 PAVILION
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 Atlanti...
WINGS AND THINGS PIER 3 PAVILION Wings and Things Up close encounter with some of the Aquarium’s inhabitants Several show ...
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....
ADMISSION PRICES FREE ADMISSION for ALL Maryland schools from September through February Grades Aquarium, only Aquarium + ...
PLANNING PACKET DEAR EDUCATOR
PLANNING PACKET CHECKLISTS
PLANNING PACKET CHAPERONE INFORMATION
PLANNING PACKET SCAVENGER HUNT
PLANNING PACKET SOUVENIRS AND AQUADOPT
PLANNING PACKET BOX LUNCHES
PLANNING PACKET PARENT’S LETTER
ONLINE TRIP PLANNER WWW.AQUA.ORG
PREPARE YOUR STUDENTS <ul><li>Review Planning Packet with students </li></ul><ul><li>Conduct pre-trip activity from Studen...
CHAPERONES <ul><li>How many chaperones can I bring? </li></ul><ul><li>See page 3 in School Program brochure </li></ul><ul>...
NO FOOD OR BEVERAGES INSIDE
LUNCH OPTIONS Pre-Order Box Lunches   Sample Menu Turkey & Cheese Sub, Ham & Cheese Sub, Cheeseburger, Hamburger, Hot Dog,...
DURING THE FIELD TRIP ARRIVAL Camden Yards  Lots C and J C entral Parking Systems  Richard Nowak  410-347-9330 www.baltimo...
SAFETY MOVALATORS, ESCALTORS
DIGITAL MESSAGE BOARDS
GIFTSHOP GLASS PAVILION LEVEL 2
AFTER YOUR FIELD TRIP EDUCATION OUTREACH
AFTER YOUR FIELD TRIP ONLINE SURVEY www.aqua.org/survey-teacher/
AFTER YOUR FIELD TRIP POST ACTIVITIES www.aqua.org/educators_booklets.html
AFTER YOUR FIELD TRIP CONSERVATION ACTIVITIES <ul><li>Grades 5th – 12 th   </li></ul><ul><li>Action inspired by a  visit t...
AFTER YOUR FIELD TRIP BECOME A GREEN SCHOOL <ul><li>Use environment as a context for learning  </li></ul><ul><li>Model bes...
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITIES October 25, 2008    Ocean Exploration, Part II February 6, 2009    Project WILD Mar...
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES <ul><li>Many positions available </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Exhibit Guides </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>D...
SUMMARY <ul><li>Discussed the field trip objectives </li></ul><ul><li>Learned about the animals and exhibits </li></ul><ul...
QUESTIONS Jennifer Durkin School Programs Coordinator (410) 576-3871 [email_address] Joe Harber Education Programs Directo...
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  • Teacher Orientation 2008-2009 School Year This orientation is up to date as of: August 18, 2008
  • National Aquarium Teacher Orientation

    1. 1. TEACHER ORIENTATION 2008-2009 SCHOOL YEAR
    2. 2. PRESENTATION GOALS <ul><li>How to connect field trip to the Maryland VSC </li></ul><ul><li>What students will see and do </li></ul><ul><li>Help you with planning and logistics </li></ul><ul><li>Post-visit learning </li></ul>
    3. 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. 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. 5. AQUARIUM BY THE NUMBERS <ul><li>Main Aquarium opened (Pier 3) 1981 </li></ul><ul><li>Marine Mammal Pavilion (Pier 4) opened in 1991 </li></ul><ul><li>Animal Planet Australia: Wild Extremes (Glass Pavilion) opened 2005 </li></ul><ul><li>Over 1.6 million visitors each year </li></ul><ul><li>~16,000 animals covering ~700 different species </li></ul><ul><li>Total of 2.61 million gallons of water </li></ul>
    6. 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. 7. VISITOR GUIDE MAP
    8. 8. ANIMAL PLANET AUSTRALIA GLASS PAVILION
    9. 9. CHESAPEAKE BAY PIER 3 & WATERFRONT PARK
    10. 10. SURVIVING through ADAPTATIONS PIER 3 PAVILION, LEVEL 3
    11. 11. NORTH ATLANTIC - PACIFIC PIER 3 PAVILION, LEVEL 4 Sea Cliffs Pacific Coral Reef Kelp Forest
    12. 12. RAINFORESTS PIER 3 PAVILION, LEVELS 4 & 5 Amazon River Forest Amazon Rain Forest
    13. 13. ATLANTIC CORAL REEF PIER 3 PAVILION
    14. 14. DOLPHINS PIER 4 PAVILION <ul><li>Atlantic bottlenose dolphins </li></ul><ul><li>Cetaceans (toothed whales) </li></ul><ul><li>Diet of squid, fish, crustaceans </li></ul><ul><li>6’ to 12’; up to 800 pounds </li></ul><ul><li>Calf born in July at NAIB </li></ul>
    15. 15. SHARKS PIER 3 PAVILION <ul><li>Sand tiger sharks </li></ul><ul><li>grow to 10’ and 350 lbs. </li></ul><ul><li>skeleton of cartilage </li></ul><ul><li>stays buoyant by burping </li></ul><ul><li>candidate for endangered species list </li></ul>
    16. 16. FISH PIER 3, 4 AND GLASS PAVILIONS Lined seahorse Green moray eel Picasso triggerfish Clownfish Lionfish Stingray Sturgeon Archerfish
    17. 17. BIRDS PIER 3 AND GLASS PAVILIONS Kookaburra Gouldian finch Rainbow lorikeet Scarlet ibis
    18. 18. REPTILES PIER 3 and GLASS PAVILIONS Eyelash viper Snake-necked turtle Green sea turtle Freshwater crocodile
    19. 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. 20. INVERTEBRATES PIER 3 PAVILIONS Curly hair tarantula Giant Pacific octopus Sea star Hermit crab Upsidedown jelly Coral
    21. 21. OTHER MAMMALS PIER 3 and GLASS PAVILIONS Golden lion tamarin Grey-headed flying fox
    22. 22. PRESENTATIONS AND PROGRAMS <ul><li>Dolphin Show </li></ul><ul><li>4-D Immersion Theater </li></ul><ul><li>Watershed Moments </li></ul><ul><li>Education Programs </li></ul><ul><li>Children’s Discovery Corner </li></ul><ul><li>Animal Demonstrations and Feedings </li></ul>
    23. 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. 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. 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. 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. 27. CHILDREN’S DISCOVERY CORNER PIER 4 PAVILION
    28. 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. 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. 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. 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. 32. PLANNING PACKET DEAR EDUCATOR
    33. 33. PLANNING PACKET CHECKLISTS
    34. 34. PLANNING PACKET CHAPERONE INFORMATION
    35. 35. PLANNING PACKET SCAVENGER HUNT
    36. 36. PLANNING PACKET SOUVENIRS AND AQUADOPT
    37. 37. PLANNING PACKET BOX LUNCHES
    38. 38. PLANNING PACKET PARENT’S LETTER
    39. 39. ONLINE TRIP PLANNER WWW.AQUA.ORG
    40. 40. PREPARE YOUR STUDENTS <ul><li>Review Planning Packet with students </li></ul><ul><li>Conduct pre-trip activity from Student Activity Guides </li></ul><ul><li>Send copy of Parent’s letter home </li></ul><ul><li>Remind about proper behavior, footwear </li></ul><ul><li>Visit www.aqua.org with students </li></ul>
    41. 41. CHAPERONES <ul><li>How many chaperones can I bring? </li></ul><ul><li>See page 3 in School Program brochure </li></ul><ul><li>Chaperones must stay with their students at all times and are responsible for students’ behavior </li></ul><ul><li>Use cell phones responsibly </li></ul><ul><li>Sound travels through water </li></ul><ul><li>Teaching tips </li></ul>
    42. 42. NO FOOD OR BEVERAGES INSIDE
    43. 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. 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. 45. SAFETY MOVALATORS, ESCALTORS
    46. 46. DIGITAL MESSAGE BOARDS
    47. 47. GIFTSHOP GLASS PAVILION LEVEL 2
    48. 48. AFTER YOUR FIELD TRIP EDUCATION OUTREACH
    49. 49. AFTER YOUR FIELD TRIP ONLINE SURVEY www.aqua.org/survey-teacher/
    50. 50. AFTER YOUR FIELD TRIP POST ACTIVITIES www.aqua.org/educators_booklets.html
    51. 51. AFTER YOUR FIELD TRIP CONSERVATION ACTIVITIES <ul><li>Grades 5th – 12 th </li></ul><ul><li>Action inspired by a visit to the Aquarium or one of its events or programs. </li></ul><ul><li>Nominations accepted from: Teacher Youth group leader Aquarium staff member Other community member </li></ul><ul><li>www.aqua.org/muddyfeet </li></ul>
    52. 52. AFTER YOUR FIELD TRIP BECOME A GREEN SCHOOL <ul><li>Use environment as a context for learning </li></ul><ul><li>Model best environmental practices </li></ul><ul><li>Work with partners on projects that help the environment </li></ul>www.maeoe.org
    53. 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. 54. VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES <ul><li>Many positions available </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Exhibit Guides </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Divers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Animal Care </li></ul></ul><ul><li>At least 3 ½ hours per week </li></ul><ul><li>Free parking </li></ul><ul><li>Professional training </li></ul><ul><li>Call (410) 576-3886, volunteer@aqua.org </li></ul>
    55. 55. SUMMARY <ul><li>Discussed the field trip objectives </li></ul><ul><li>Learned about the animals and exhibits </li></ul><ul><li>Learned about resources to help you plan the field trip </li></ul><ul><li>Introduced some ideas for post-visit learning </li></ul>
    56. 56. QUESTIONS Jennifer Durkin School Programs Coordinator (410) 576-3871 [email_address] Joe Harber Education Programs Director (410) 659-4272 [email_address]

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