Aquarium Outreach

Some of our classes and animals can come to you! We provide outreach classes in schools, youth centers and outdoor festival settings.

Cost: 1 hour = $60; Each additional hour = $40

Fees noted above support travel, animal transport and instruction within 20 miles of Great Lakes Aquarium. Outreach beyond 20 miles will incur an additional mileage fee of $0.55/mile.

Click here to request an outreach visit!

Partners in Education (PIE)

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.

Cost: FREE! to all schools in Duluth

Time: 45-60 minutes

Grade Level: K-6

FALL 2017: Outreach available late-October to early-December.

This semester’s lesson, Fish Form and Function, allows students to dive deeper into fishy adaptations that help Minnesota fish survive in their watery environments. In Part 1, student volunteers “dress” in the unique features of predator and prey fish. In Part 2, students are divided into groups and use their newly obtained understanding to match examples of Minnesota fish to adaptations that allow them to thrive in their habitats. This lesson can be adapted to be 45-60 minutes and is offered to grades K-6. If desired, volunteers will share additional extension activities to assist teachers in further integrating the lessons with MN Science Standards

Contact the PIE coordinator, Eva, at pie.gla@gmail.com to schedule a visit from PIE staff.