Aquarium Outreach

Some of our classes and animals can come to you! We provide outreach classes in schools, youth centers and outdoor festival settings.  Click here for a list of available classes, or get in touch with us at education@glaquarium.org to discuss a customized visit.

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!

Contact Marie Fargo, Public Programs Coordinator at mfargo@glaquarium.org or 218-740-2010 for more information.

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 2019: Outreach available October-December.

Topic: Fish in Winter

Discover how ice and snow cover can affect dissolved oxygen levels in water and why oxygen is the most important limiting factor for fish in winter. In a simulation game, students play the roles of fish attempting to survive a Minnesota winter. Students revise their behaviors just as fish do to increase their chances of survival.

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