Tuesday , 2 September 2014
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Miami Seaquarium goes back to school with educational programs

For more than 50 years, Miami Seaquarium has been a firm advocate of marine life education and conservation. Through its current interactive educational programs, Miami Seaquarium wants to continue its mission of educating students of all ages about the wonders of marine life. Miami Seaquarium hosts several educational programs, such as:Day Camps; Home School Days, and “Mommy and Me,” a program for mothers and young children.

DAY CAMPS

Offered as alternatives to Miami-Dade County Public Schools teacher workdays, kids in K-12 will explore various marine mammal species, what they need for their survival, their diet and what makes them unique. Additionally, students will enjoy exciting animal interactions, shows, art projects, games and marine biology fun. Dates include:

Sept. 17, Shark Attack;

Sept. 26, Dolphins, Orcas and Sea Lions, Oh My!;

Oct. 26, Secrets of the Deep Sea;

Nov. 6, Majestic Manatees,and

Nov. 12, Colorful Coral Reefs.

HOME SCHOOL

Home School students can participate in the educational programs offered at Miami Seaquarium. The program teaches students from pre-K to high school about marine plants, animals and many other aspects of marine life in an interactive, hands-on way. Dates include: Sept. 12, Marine Habitats of South Florida;

Oct. 10, Blue Planet;

Nov. 14, Fish, Sharks, Rays, and

Dec. 12, Endangered Species.

MOMMY AND ME

Mothers and their children between the ages of 2 and 5 may enjoy “Mommy and Me.” During the program, mother and child will learn about different animals, from sea turtles to reptiles. The program will offer mothers and children the opportunity to interrelate and bond with these unique animals.

Dates include:

Sept. 5, Dynamic Dolphins;

Oct. 3, Freaky Fish;

Nov. 7, Sensational Seals and Sea Lions, and

Dec. 5, Rockin’ Reptiles.

BOY SCOUT AND GIRL SCOUT WEEKEND

Join the Miami Seaquarium and help celebrate the Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts with a special weekend full of fun. In addition to the exhibits and shows, the Scouts can visit booths that are going to be set up next to the Education Center from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to receive more information on the education programs the Seaquarium offers. Special admission price for the dates are $12 for Scouts and accompanying guests receive 50 percent off regular park admission for up to four guests. Scouts can enter to win free admission to this year’s Boy Scout and Girl Scout Campout for up to 15 people. Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts must come in their complete uniform in order to receive special discount offer. Dates include:

Oct. 6 and 7, Boy Scout Weekend, and

Oct. 20 and 21, Girl Scout Weekend.

Miami Seaquarium, South Florida’s most popular tourist attraction, is a family-oriented marine-life park open to the public 365 days a year. The park provides visitors with a greater understanding and appreciation for marine life through shows, presentations and exhibits. For information on Miami Seaquarium visit www.miamiseaquarium.com

For more information regarding schedules or to register for either program, call 305-361- 5705, ext. 207.

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