Release Date October 5th
This program explores the interactions between marine organisms and their ecosystems. In the lab, students will investigate food chains, life cycles, adaptations, and habitats during the four stations. Our living systems program explores the relationship between biotic and abiotic components of the marine ecosystem. The lab includes a fish dissection where students will look at external and internal anatomy. Test the quality of different water samples to see which animals are best suited to live in it. Discuss various habitats and ecosystems that animals live in. Investigate the moon jelly life cycle and their importance in the food chain with predator and prey relations. Then join the marine mammal program aboard the R/V Sea Explorer allows students to investigate the natural history of our local marine mammals. On the marine mammal cruise, dolphins, whales, seals, and sea lions are the focus of this exciting voyage on the open ocean! Students investigate the natural history of our local marine mammals using a benthic grab sampler, plankton net, and marine bio facts. The students will discuss the types of marine mammals they saw and will discover the differences between them through the use of artifacts, sounds, and images.
Each student will participate in a lab for 2 hours and get to go out on the boat for 2 hours, with a 30 minute lunch break in between.
Grades 3-8 only. Parent space is limited.
$50 Sage Oak Students/ $45 Siblings/ $40 Parents
Please visit the Ocean Institute website for more information.