Homeschool Programs

Homeschool Wednesday Programs 2017-2018

Each home school Wednesday offers 2 simultaneous sessions:
10:00am to 12:00pm (grades K-3)
10:00am to 12:00pm (grades 4-8)

Wednesday, September 27, 2017
Loving Our Lake

Discover the essential resources Lake Erie provides for both people and animals as we explore our local Great Lakes watershed. Assess the health of the lake and find out how plastic pollution affects this important freshwater habitat. Dress for the weather; We’ll finish the session by participating in an Alliance for the Great Lakes Adopt-A-Beach™cleanup! NOTE: This session meets at Edgewater Park Beach (not the Greater Cleveland Aquarium).

Wednesday, October 25, 2017
Spooky Animal Adaptation & Enrichment

Whether it is sharp teeth, pinching claws or stinging tentacles, animals can have some scary looking adaptations. Discover why these adaptations are needed for survival and other ways our animals not only stay alive, but thrive. Then, carve a pumpkin that can be used for animal interaction and enrichment in our exhibits!

Wednesday, November 29, 2017
Aquatic Arts & Crafts

Let your creativity shine as we splash into the colorful world of arts and crafts. Art with science intertwine as we draw inspiration from the aquatic animals in our exhibits. Explore a few different mediums and create several crafts to take home. NOTE: Some crafts can be messy and may contain paint. Please dress accordingly.

Wednesday, December 20, 2017
Remarkable Reptiles

Come face-to-face with tortoises, gently feel the scales of lizards and immerse yourself in the wonderful world of reptiles. Learn about the important conservation work the Aquarium’s nonprofit Splash Fund does to boost spotted turtle populations in the wild and maybe even get a behind-the-scenese glimpse of juveniles growing up with our care.

Wednesday, January 24, 2018
Life on the Edge

Explore the incredible biodiversity of a tidal pool ecosystem. Interact with live invertebrates in our touch pool exhibit.  Investigate invertebrate adaptations like tentacles, tube feet, ejecting organs and venomous spines to find out how these unique organisms survive. (Grades 4-8 will dissect a squid!)

Wednesday, February 28, 2018
Sharks! Fear or Revere?

Investigate one of the ocean’s top predators by learning how white sharks’ movements are tracked by the Ocearch research group. Examine shark teeth to learn how specialized teeth enable sharks to prey on specific sea creatures. Discover the important role sharks play in the ocean’s food chain and how people can help conserve these magnificent creatures.

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For questions please call us at (216) 862-8803 X 7720 or email education@greaterclevelandaquarium.com.