EXPLORE, DISCOVER, AND LEARN ABOUT
YOUR LIVING PLANET
Loveland Living Planet Aquarium’s educational mission is to provide unique learning environments for people of all ages and to encourage an ongoing discovery of the Earth’s diverse, yet fragile ecosystems.
Click below to learn more about Field Trips to the Aquarium and EcoVenture Classes.
If you can’t visit the Aquarium, then let us come to you with our Outreach programs. The Aquarium offers Outreach programs where we visit 2nd, 4th, and 6th grade classrooms.
Our team examined the Utah State Office of Education’s Core Curriculum for 2nd grade and created our program to reinforce those objectives. The program begins with an introduction to tropical rainforests and mapping skills. Students will “travel” across continents identifying locations of tropical rainforests, observing live animals, and connecting their ideas with evidence to make conclusions about how the animals survive in their rainforest home.
UTAH WATERS VAN
The Utah Waters Van is an educational Outreach program offered by Loveland Living Planet Aquarium to 4th grade students throughout Utah. The content of our presentations is specifically designed to correlate with the Utah State Office of Education’s Science Core Curriculum. Presenters guide students as they learn about the water cycle, wetland ecosystems, and water conservation using demonstrations, experiments, and live animals.
Loveland Living Planet Aquarium’s new Ecosystem Van is designed for 6th graders. This program demonstrates how the stability of populations is affected by changes to an ecosystem. Aquarium Presenters showcase a number of new animals unique to our presentations. This program also includes an interactive, online, student game that teachers can utilize as a post-visit activity.
TEACHER PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Loveland Living Planet Aquarium’s education staff offers workshops as part of the Teacher Resource Program (TRP), which is currently in its fifth year. Funding for TRP is provided by the Utah State Legislature and the Utah State Office of Education’s iSEE (Informal Science Education Enhancement) program.
SUMMER CAMPS 2017
Do you have a kid who is wild about animals? Is your tween a marine biologist in the making? Imagine giving your little scientist the experience of a lifetime at a Loveland Living Planet Aquarium Summer Camp. All our camps are full of animal encounters, behind-the-scenes access, and hands-on science learning. Camps run Monday through Friday and include lunch, camp lanyard, t-shirt, water bottle, and more.