Traveling Classroom

Let SeaScapes bring the ocean to you! We will bring marine education and animals to your classroom for kids to learn about and enjoy!

Attention:

During the 2021-2022 virtual school year, SeaScapes will be offering a *Discounted* Virtual Ocean Classroom. Please click HERE for more information.

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Hello Creatures!

Grades pk - 2

Teaching the little ones early on is the best way to get them involved in the future! We bring gentle animals for the children to touch and interact with, and teach them the names and a few memorable things about each animal.

Animals Brought: Sea star, sea urchin, quahog, whelk, baby horseshoe crab, minnow, puffer fish.

$85 per session
*This is a 30-minute program.

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Introduction to Maine's Marine Animals

Grades 3 -12

A Basic hands-on introduction to various local marine animals.
Includes lessons on how these animals eat, move, and protect themselves, and general information about how they live.
Students will be allowed to touch the animals that the Marine Biologist brings around for them to touch.

Animals Brought: Sea star, brittle star, sea urchin, quahog, whelk, spider crab, horseshoe crab, lobster, puffer fish.

$125 per session

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Marine Mammals vs. Fish

Grades 3-4

Children learn the differences between a fish and a marine mammal. Discussion on characteristics of warm and cold-blooded animals, gills versus lungs, and much more!

Animals Brought: minnow, flounder, puffer fish, seahorse (dried). Rest of lesson includes scale models, pictures, etc.

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Lobster Lesson

Grades 3 - 4

What ocean animal do people think of when they think of Maine? Lobsters, of course! Students will learn all about the anatomy and physiology of lobsters, variations in lobster color, the Maine Lobster Fisheries rules and highlights, and will get to see a few of our very own lobsters up-close in their classroom.

Animals Brought: North American lobster, blue lobster molt, lobster claws from large lobster, surprise lobster.

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From the Mountains to the Sea

Grades 5 - 9

Whether we live along the coast or far inland, our lives are affected by the ocean. Specifically geared toward inland schools, this program will teach students how their every day actions affect the ocean and what changes can be made to help protect the ocean, even from miles away.

Animals Brought: Sea star, quahog, periwinkle, horseshoe crab, seahorse, puffer fish

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The Ocean

Grades 5 - 9

Since the ocean makes up most of our earth, it only seems right that we should devote an entire lesson to it! Here, students will learn about how the ocean formed, its many properties (density, salinity, etc), the three states of water, how waves are formed, the different "zones" of the ocean and the various marine animals who live their lives in the sea.

Animals Brought: Sea star, quahog, crab, flounder, puffer fish

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Ecosystems Everywhere

Grades 5 - 9

Our Marine Biologist will teach your students about diverse marine ecosystems. Lessons will be on marshes, brackish water, estuaries, eel grass sanctuaries, intertidal zones/tidepools, the open ocean, and deep ocean animals.

Animals Brought: Sea Star, sea cucumber, periwinkle, quahog, spider crab, seahorse, puffer fish

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The North Atlantic Right Whale

Grades 5 - 12

North Atlantic Right Whales are one of the world's most endangered species. Luckily for us, the Gulf of Maine is a seasonal home to some of those that still remain. Our Marine Biologist teaches students about the history of Right whales and their near extinction, the current population of Right Whales and why they are still endangered, and conservation methods in place by the State of Maine to help save these animals.

*No animals are brought to this session. In lieu of animals, we use scale models of right whales, pictures, posters, baleen, bones and many other interesting visuals for the students to explore.

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Classification Series

Grades 9 - 12

We will go over the basics of the Classification System (Kingdom, Phylum, etc), then delve into a five lesson series on Echinoderms, Mollusks, Crustaceans, Fish, and Marine Mammals. This is a five part series, which would occur on 5 different days.

 

Day 1 - Introduction to Classification and Echinoderm Lesson

Animals Brought: Sea stars, brittle stars, sea urchins, sea cucumber

Day 2 - Mollusk Lesson

Animals Brought: Quahog, oyster, mussel, whelk, periwinkle, hermit crab

Day 3 - Crustacean Lesson

Animals Brought: hermit crab, spider crab, green crab, Japanese shore crab, horseshoe crab, lobster

Day 4 - Fish Lesson

Animals Brought: minnow, flounder, butterfly fish, puffer fish,
seahorse (dried)

Day 5 - Marine Mammals Lesson

Animals Brought: Juvenile Smooth Dogfish shark. Rest of lesson includes scale models, pictures, and other visuals.


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Program Rules

* A $25/day Traveling Fee will be charged for all programs scheduled outside of Hancock County, Maine
*Maximum of 25 students per session -- No Exceptions
*Maximum of 4 sessions per day
*Presenters need one room/location to set up in for the duration of the session(s)
*Teachers must stay in the same room with students during presentations
*Grade 3-12 programs are 45-minutes long (exceptions are noted in program descriptions)
*Depth of material covered is dependent upon the maturity level and attention span of each audience. Some lessons and/or animals may be left out at the discretion of the presenter.
*Any person mistreating the animals, acting in a disruptive or disrespectful manner may be removed from the program at any time at the presenter's discretion. This is for the safety of the animals as well as for the people involved.
*Animals brought to Traveling Sea programs may change depending on season, availability, and sustainability.
 

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“The cure for anything is salt water - tears, sweat, or the sea. ”
—Isak Dinesen