Outreach Programs

Can’t get to the aquarium? These folks will come to you!

Due to program growth in other areas, the aquarium’s education department will not be offering outreach in the 2015-2016 school year. Please check out the outreach programs offered by our wonderful partners below!

Partners in Education (PIE) – Grades 3-5

Cost: Free

Contact the PIE coordinator at pie.gla@gmail.com for current offerings or to schedule a visit from PIE staff for Fall 2015.

This partnership between Great Lakes Aquarium, Minnesota Sea Grant Program and the University of Minnesota Duluth trains volunteer educators to provide free outreach programs to Twin Ports schools. The topics covered such as weather, watersheds, properties of water and geology, change each semester and are all relevant to the Great Lakes.

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Underwater Science – Grades 6-9

Cost: Free instruction and equipment; participating school/group is responsible for pool rental.

Local SCUBA instructor and Dive Master Elmer Engman offers a unique way for your student to “dive” into science.  Mr. Engman will visit with your students in the classroom introducing basic science principles such as buoyancy, drag, and water’s effect on sound as they apply to SCUBA diving.  A second session gets everyone in the water practicing their new SCUBA skills and conducting experiments underwater.  Dive gear, dive instruction and pre/post lesson materials provided.  Access to school or community pool is the responsibility of school staff.  Program length is dependent on group size.  Call us today at 218-740-2000 to learn more or schedule a visit!

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MinnAqua Program Fishing: Get in the Habitat!

Cost: Varies with program; some free options available.

The MinnAqua Program is the DNR’s state-wide fishing and aquatic resource outreach program. The Northern Minnesota MinnAqua Specialist is housed in Duluth. During the months of Ma.y – August the MinnAqua Intern is available to present MinnAqua fishing programs. MinnAqua offers fishing and aquatic resource stewardship programming and resources for all seasons. Fishing activities include ice fishing, fly fishing and shore fishing with a resource management and environmental stewardship focus. Click on the MinnAqua icon to access their website and curriculum materials.

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