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Homeschool Programs

Homeschool Wednesdays at the Aquarium for 2014-2015

On the third Wednesday of selected months, the GCA Education Department offers homeschool programming. Each Homeschool Wednesday hosts two sessions: a morning session from 10AM – 12PM and an afternoon session from 1PM – 3PM. Homeschool families are grouped according to the student’s grade level.

September 17, 2014 – Beautiful Ohio
Explore the deep interconnection that Ohio has with its freshwater systems and gain an appreciation for Ohio fish, amphibians, and reptiles. Water quality investigations and hands-on activities teach the importance of protecting our waters.

October 15, 2014 – Coral Reef Life
Explore this incredibly diverse habitat by investigating the life cycle of coral. Learn how it forms the foundation of the coral reef. Become marine scientists and discover how to survey indicator species to determine the health of a coral reef habitat.

November 19, 2014 – Skin and Scales
Hop, slide, slither, or crawl. No matter how they move, these reptiles and amphibians are remarkable. Learn and experience up close how these animals survive in the world and how they are similar and different.

December 17, 2014 – Aquatic Animal Adaptations
Investigate how changes in aquatic environments affect animal life. Work in teams to investigate aquatic habitats and identify fish adaptations that allow them to thrive. Then students work in teams, using the STEM model, to create a fish to live in a specific habitat.

January 21, 2015 – Sharks!!!
Come face-to-face with these magnificent creatures and investigate the unique adaptations that make them the top predators. Learn the important role sharks play in the ocean food chain and why these creatures should be revered, not feared.

February 18, 2015 – Biomes
Aboard the imaginary SS Moses Cleveland tour fresh and salt water habitats on this aquatic voyage to find the earth’s biomes. Collect data to fill your logs about the aquatic homes you find. In the end compare and contrast the adaptations found in the fresh and salt water biomes.

March 18, 2015 – Home Aquarium
Why leave all the fun to us? Learn what it takes to care for aquatic animals here, and what you need to know to have them at home. We’ll investigate the ins and outs of water quality testing, and how to make scientific investigations on fish behavior.

April 15, 2015 – Spineless Creatures of the Surf (Invertebrates)
Sea animal without backbones are some of the most diverse creatures on earth. Investigate how they use their unusual adaptation to survive in the ocean’s harshest habitats. Discover why having a backbone is completely overrated!

Program Fees
K-3rd grade: $6/person (pass holders); $8/person (non-pass holders)
4th – 8th grade: $8/person (pass holders); $10/person (non-pass holders)

Additional Information: One adult is required for each reservation and will be charged the same price as their child. Additional adults are $15.95 per person. Program fees include all day admission into the aquarium for the date of your scheduled visit.

Make a Reservation:
Register here. Nonrefundable program fees are due at the time of registration.
For questions please call us at (216) 862-8803 X 7720 or email education@greaterclevelandaquarium.com.