Virtual Field Trips
About our Virtual field Trips
Bring the sea to your screen with free virtual field trips for K-12 students! Educators will receive a video program along with accompanying downloadable activities. Additionally, you may opt to follow up your video program with a Zoom Q&A session with our education staff. Zoom Q&A sessions will be provided at no additional cost and will be offered on Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays at 9:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. (registration required). Teachers can also request to participate in Q&A sessions together; however, space in the Q&A session is limited. Smaller groups may be placed in a Q&A session along with another class or school. Zoom Q&A sessions will be limited to 40 minutes. We recommend that students prepare their questions ahead of time.
Registering for a Virtual Field Trip
Step 1: Choose the appropriate video program for your group's age (see descriptions below).
Step 2: Choose a date for your Zoom Q&A session based on when you intend to watch your video.* The Q&A session serves as an opportunity for students to ask questions about their video to aquarium staff. Please schedule your Zoom Q&A session with ample time for students to watch the video beforehand. The Zoom Q&A session will not include a live tour of the aquarium.
Step 3: Register here* (Homeschool/EPIC students see below). Please allow up to 5 business days to receive your virtual materials.
*If you do not wish to participate in a Q&A session, you may request the video and accompanying activity sheets only.
EPIC Student Registration
EPIC students can also receive a free virtual field trip through the support of EPIC's learning fund. In order to register for your EPIC virtual field trip, please follow steps 1 and 2 above and use the link below to register your student(s). In order to register, you will need the names and student ID numbers of each student who will be watching the video.
Virtual Program Offerings
Turtle Time (k-3rd)
Learn all about turtles from Oklahoma to the ocean! We will compare and contrast different types of turtles, their habitats, diets, and adaptations.
Into the EcoZone (4th-6th)
In this virtual lesson, students will learn about ocean habitats that serve as nurseries and the incredible animals who inhabit them. Habitats covered include tide pools, kelp forests, marshes, mangrove forests, and coral reefs.
The Inside Story! Virtual Behind-the-Scenes Tour (7th-12th)
Go behind-the-scenes with aquarium staff and learn about the ways we care for animals and our enclosed ocean. Students will learn about how we apply the scientific method to conserve our coral reefs and how everyone can take part in conservation efforts to save sea turtles, sharks, and corals. Students will also learn about the design of our tanks and filtration systems to provide the optimal care for our animals.
zoom Q&A session
Want to hear from the experts? Give your students the opportunity to ask questions about the video program by speaking directly with our Education Staff in a Zoom Q&A session! Zoom sessions are offered Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays at 9:00 a.m. and 10:15 a.m. and last 40 minutes (or less, depending on student needs). Due to space limitations, your group may be combined into a Zoom session with a group from another school. If you wish to participate in the same Zoom session as another teacher from your school, you may request to do so in the online registration form. The Zoom Q&A session is intended to be a follow-up to the video program; there is not a tour or live footage of the aquarium.
Donors and Donations
Thank you to the generous donors who have made this virtual programming possible!
If you would like to make a donation to our Fish Friends Scholarship Fund, please email our Director of Education and Research, Ann Money, at firstname.lastname@example.org.