Key Stage 3+4

Secondary

Covers the history of the aquarium and the significance of its location, along with the conservation issues and points of interest.

The Tour will also cover the conservation, research and rescue and rehabilitation of our seal unit.

For additional learning upgrade your guided tour to an enhanced tour and choose between the following workshops:

KS3

Option 1: Animal Adaptations
In this enhanced workshop we give the students an opportunity to learn more about the oceans greatest survivalist and predator: the Shark

Option 2: Who Eats What?
Food webs within the natural world and how humans are affecting them and the repercussions this causes. Includes a practical exercise

KS4

Option 1: Nutrient Cycling
Nutrient cycling in the world's oceans (Nitrogen and Carbon cycles are biologically important nutrient transfers on both small and global scale water bodies), includes two classroom experiments

Option 2: The Ocean Through Time
DNA, RNA and gene transfer to learn how scientists currently in the field are using molecular biology techniques to unravel the genetic make-up of the animals inhabiting our oceans and fossils of extant animals. We will also look at the evolution of the marine animals. All material used in the workshop is available as revision tools after your visit

Education Programme Option 1 - Enhanced
£9.00
Lunch: from £3.25 per child
Goodie Bag: add £2.50 per child
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Guided Exploris tour with our aquarist who will provide a tailored tour relating to your chosen specific topic within the curriculum strand.
Discovery pool demonstration and use of our multi-function room for workshop on your topic of choice (e.g. dissection/practical session).
Education Programme Option 2 - Guided
£7.00
Lunch: from £3.25 per child
Goodie Bag: add £2.50 per child
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Guided Exploris tour (booked aquarist) providing a tailored tour relating to relevant topic within key stage programme,
Education Programme Option 3 - self-guided
£5.00
Lunch: from £3.25 per child
Goodie Bag: add £2.50 per child
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Discovery pool session in Viking room on arrival.
Tour the aquarium at own pace guided by teacher.