Fifth graders visited the National Aquarium in Baltimore this week to further their exploration into marine wildlife—and explore they did! They touched horseshoe crabs and jellyfish, observed creatures ranging from puffins to sea horses, experienced a 4D movie about dolphins, and even dissected squid.
The field trip is just one of many events throughout the year that the school enjoys as a National Aquarium AquaPartner. AquaPartners is a standards-based, cross-curricular program open to schools within an hour of the aquarium. It aims to help students build knowledge of the Chesapeake Bay and learn how to become better environmental stewards, and offers hands-on science labs, interactive theater presentations, Bay field trips, and more.
View a slideshow from the field trip here: