Dive into an ocean ecosystem! Our presenters provide LIVE marine invertebrates for students to interact with including: horseshoe crabs, sea stars, sea urchins, and more. These small marine friends are introduced along with non-living specimens (shark teeth, fossils corals, shells, sea stars, spongers and more)! Your STEM presenter describes underwater habitats, how sand is made, the process of how a pearl develops inside an oyster. Student marine biologists learn how important invertebrates are to the underwater food chain as they decompose matter. They close up view of life under the sea and understand the role recycling takes in helping to conserve our oceans.
This in-school field trip is designed for no more than 35 students to keep the presentation engaging and hands-on. Your STEM Presenter will need a small table to set up the live animals. It is best if the students sit in chairs in a large semi-circle and the presenter stays in one room as the students rotate between classes/groups. We are flexible if a central room with chairs is unavailable. We’d be happy to discuss different options.
Presentations may be scheduled in the classroom, media center or cafeteria.