Andrew Wilson gets up-close and personal with his aquatic subjects.
Under the Sea
Marine Biology, Wildlife and Conservation
Environment & Wildlife
Classroom Presentations, Community Festivals, Curriculum Materials, Elementary School Assemblies, Hands-on Programs, High School Assemblies, Middle School Assemblies
Conservation, Folktales, Life Science, Live Animals, Oceanography, Poetry, Virginia History, Wildlife
Under the Sea uses live marine animals and artifacts to introduce students to the variety of animals in the ocean. Presenters are marine biologists.
Animal Close Encounters (preK-12) Offered in conjunction with assemblies, Close Encounters allow students a closer look at the creatures from the presentation. Questions are encouraged and touching of some creatures allowed.
Aquarium Set-Up/Classroom Presentation (Activity, preK-12) A 30-gallon saltwater aquarium is set-up at your school with a variety of creatures. For two months, students learn to care for the animals as well as observe their behaviors. Curriculum guide included. (No experience is needed.)
Beach Treasure Chest Traveling Trunks (Activity, 2-5) A Treasure Chest of lesson plans and more than 25 artifacts is sent to your school for two weeks. Students learn about tides, beach zones, shells, sand, and beach conservation with the enclosed activities.
Chesapeake Critters (3-12) This program teaches students about our local estuary through the use of live animals, including a blue crab, oyster, seahorse, and horseshoe crab. Students learn the ecological and economic value of the bay as well as the history.
Sharks and Other Fishes (3-12) Students learn about sharks and a variety of fishes in this program, which include a live shark and ray, along with other fishes and numerous artifacts.
Something's Fishy (preK-2) A classroom presentation offering younger students an introduction to the basics of fishes through the use of live fish and artifacts.
Under the Ocean (preK-12) This program focuses on man's use of the ocean as a resource. Some animals introduced include a sea anemone, sea cucumber, lobster, oyster, giant clam, and shark.
Under the Sea (preK-12) Students are shown a variety of live vertebrates and invertebrates to illustrate the diversity of life found beneath the ocean waves, learning about ecology and adaptations. Animals shown include crabs, sea snails, sea urchins, starfish, and fishes.
Whales! (preK-12) Using props, authentic artifacts, and a life-size inflatable whale, students will learn the characteristics, adaptations, and life history of whales. Diversity is discussed and students learn the differences between dolphins and porpoises.