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Pacific Visions Resources

Explore a collection of field trip and classroom resources focused on the themes in the Pacific Visions wing. Students are introduced to the challenges facing our natural resources and the creative solutions needed to build a sustainable future.

Pacific Visions exterior

Pacific Visions exterior view from the Aquarium's front lawn. Credit: © 2019 Tom Bonner

The following resources have been designed to support teachers as they introduce students to the themes of the Aquarium’s Pacific Visions exhibits. Pacific Visions focuses on finding sustainable solutions to meet the increasing demand for food, energy, and water. Resources complement Next Generation Science Standards and encourage students to make observations, ask questions, and think critically about these topics. Use these materials to create meaningful learning experiences for both classroom exploration and field trip visits.

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Pacific Visions Chaperone Guides

Pacific Visions Chaperone Guides are designed for a specific grade range and can help prepare your group for their next field trip experience. These downloadable guides lead you through each main exhibit and include discussion questions, suggested interactives, and quick facts to encourage student participation, questions, and connections between exhibit themes. Use these guides to make the most of your visit!

Sustainability title card


The Aquarium of the Pacific’s Sustainability Video Series and grade specific classroom materials are hosted on PBS LearningMedia. Students are introduced to the challenges facing our food and water resources and the scientists, data, tools, and current research focused on finding sustainable solutions. Digital materials include program outlines, discussion questions, activities, and on-line resources designed to support each module.

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Future of Food

Discover how Dr. Davis and his team study the complex relationships between food, water, and energy systems in the state of California and what we can do to be more sustainable moving forward. 

Our Water Future title card

Our Water Future

Learn how Dr. Kalansky studies water resources and climate in the state of California. Students are introduced to the data and scientific instruments used to manage water resources and ways we can be more sustainable.


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