Education

 • Classroom Lessons
 • Educator Resources
 • Teacher Advisory Committee
 • Outreach
 • Overnight Programs
 • Small Fry Camp
 • Summer Sea Camp
 • Junior Marine Biologists
 • Meet Us In The Wild
 • Teen Programs
 • Scout Workshops
 • Teacher Professional Development



High School Shadow Program

Do you want to learn what it takes to become a marine biologist or work with animals at the Aquarium? Our High School Shadow program gives students in grades 9 12 an opportunity to meet up with Aquarium staff and get a behind the scenes look at a day in the life of a marine biologist.

Ages: 9th - 12th Grade
Time:  2pm – 5pm
Cost:  $60

What Does the Program Include?

  • Tour of the Aquarium including a behind the scenes access
  • Visit with a biologist or zoologist
  • Food preparation and animal feeding
  • Visit to Quarantine area, Veterinary office, research lab and engineering
  • Visit to the Water Quality lab and opportunity to test water samples
  • Up-close animal encounter with one of our Education animals
  • Information packet on: marine biology, colleges, interview preparation, test taking skills and career choices

Important Notes:

  • Due to animal safety, exhibit maintenance, or animal health reasons, The Aquarium reserves the right to provide alternative behind the scenes access. .
  • Students need to complete a waiver prior to attending the program.
  • Participants must wear closed-toe shoes for behind the scenes access.

Programs occur the last Thursday of each month, from 2pm – 5pm.

Available Dates:
Thursday, September 29, 2016
Thursday, October 27, 2016
Thursday, November 17, 2016
Thursday, December 29, 2016
Thursday, January 26, 2017
Thursday, February 23, 2016
Thursday, March 30, 2017
Thursday, April 27, 2017
Thursday, May 25, 2017
Thursday, June 29, 2017

For more information or to schedule a shadowing session, fill out the form below or call 856-361-1025 or email shadow@aquaticsciences.org for more information.

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Teen Marine Science Institute


Are you looking for a way for your teen to gain practical experience in Marine Science? The Teen Marine Science Institute not only gives high school students hands-on experiences, advanced marine science content and opportunities to discover biology related careers, but will set them apart from their peers when applying for college.    
Teens will have opportunities to:

  • Work with Dr. Alejandro Vagelli, the Center’s research scientist and Rutgers biology professor. 
    • Learn about field research in Indonesia.  
    • Examine specimens using light microscopy.   
  • Gain animal handling experience:
    • Work with our education animal collection.  Take measurements, weights, and learn exhibit maintenance and recordkeeping.  
  • Explore behind-the-scenes areas
    • Participate in shark feedings, turtle feedings, penguin feedings and more.
    • Use high-tech, professional lab instruments.
  • Conduct research experiments
    • How does artemia react to light?  Does dissolved oxygen affect underwater animals?  Build a better fish by experimenting with tail shapes. 
  • Build professional relationships
    • Visit and network with marine biologists and other scientists at the aquarium. 
    • Explore marine science careers.  
  • Develop public speaking skills
    • Review and discuss current events
  • Develop field work and laboratory practices
    • Keep lab notebooks and participate in dissections
    • Use quadrats, refractometers, seines, and other professional scientific equipment.

The Teen Marine Science Institute meets the third Saturday of each month from October to June, with an additional session on June 24th. 

Saturday, October 01, 2016

Pinelands

 $    100.00

9am - 2pm

Saturday, November 05, 2016

TRIP: Pinelands

 $    120.00

9am - 2pm

Saturday, December 03, 2016

Arctic Tundra

 $    100.00

9am - 2pm

Saturday, January 07, 2017

Deep Oceans

 $    100.00

9am - 2pm

Saturday, February 04, 2017

Coral Reefs

 $    100.00

9am - 2pm

Saturday, March 04, 2017

Rivers, Lakes and Streams

 $    100.00

9am - 2pm

Saturday, April 01, 2017

Salt Marshes and Estuaries

 $    100.00

9am - 2pm

Saturday, May 06, 2017

TRIP:  Salt Marsh

 $    120.00

9am - 2pm

Saturday, June 03, 2017

Open Ocean

 $    100.00

9am - 2pm

Saturday, June 24, 2017

TRIP:  TBD

 $    150.00

TBD

Register for all 10 programs and receive a $90 discount!

To register, fill out the registration form and fax to 856-365-3318, email to teeninstitute@aquaticsciences.org or mail to CAS, 1 Riverside Drive, Camden, NJ 08103.

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