The Aquarium of the Pacific is now offering an Aquarium Online Academy to bring educational programming as well as fun and entertaining activities to the public during the current closure.
The Aquarium Online Academy includes both on-demand videos and activities for all ages and a schedule of interactive live programs with Aquarium educators. The live shows will include a wide variety of activities, from virtual classroom sessions to Pacific Pals puppets. The Aquarium Online Academy will be updated regularly with new content and live dates as they become available.
Several programs will air live each day for multiple grade levels. The first program goes live Monday, March 23, at 11:00 a.m. with an episode on feeding sea otters. Viewers will meet Captain Joe and the Ocean Rangers and learn about what sea otters eat. This show, targeted for children in kindergarten through fifth grade, features games and an inside look at how the Aquarium cares for its animals.
Additional videos and activities for all ages are available any time on demand, including live webcams inside the Aquarium’s exhibits, archived lectures, and digital online exhibits. Educational programs can be accessed any time, including webcam resources kits for kindergarten through sixth grade, a video series on STEM careers for sixth through twelfth grade, and a series on sustainability for sixth through twelfth grade.
For adults, the Aquarium is offering a mini-course on climate change set up as a video playlist on YouTube. Adults can also explore sustainable seafood through content from Seafood for the Future and the full archive of the Aquarium’s Guest Speaker Series.
The Aquarium’s social media channels will also stay active, providing updates on the Aquarium’s animals and live streaming videos.