• Field Trips

Field Trips

Marineland Dolphin Adventure offers a variety of field trip options providing students the opportunity to learn about dolphins, sharks, sea turtles, and other marine life. Our professional educators are dedicated to inspiration through immersive education covering topics including natural history, behavior, adaptations, conservation, and research.

 

Click here to download our 2018-2019 Field Trip Packet for more detailed information and guidelines.

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Bottlenose Basics (K-5th)

Three 10-minute lessons in front of our underwater dolphin viewing windows:

1) bottlenose dolphin anatomy and adaptions

2) identification and genetic traits

3) conservation and human impact

 

STANDARDS COVERED:

Life Science:

  • Big Idea 14: Organization and development of living organisms
  • Big Idea 15: Diversity and evolution of living organisms
  • Big Idea 17: Interdependence

 

  • Cost: $10 per person; bus drivers and teachers will receive free admission
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Dolphin Deep Dive (6th-12th)

A 30-minute interactive classroom lesson investigating various topics surrounding cetacean biology ranging from genetics to cellular respiration. The lesson will depend on the grade level and/or standard you wish to be covered.

 

STANDARDS COVERED:

Life Science:

  • Big Idea 14: Organization and development of living organisms
  • Big Idea 16: Heredity and reproduction
  • Big Idea 17: Interdependence
  • Big Idea 18: Matter and energy transformations

 

  • Cost: $10 per person; bus drivers and teachers will receive free admission
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Saving Sharks (K-12th)

A 30-minute interactive classroom lesson investigating STEM concepts and shark conservation paired with a 30-minute VIP tour of Neptune Park to meet the aquarists and our sand tiger sharks. Topics can include food webs, fish anatomy and adaptations, meiosis and reproduction and plotting and graphing locations on a coordinate plane. The lesson will depend on the grade level and/or standard you wish to be covered.

 

STANDARDS COVERED:

Life Science:

  • Big Idea 14: Organization and development of living organisms
  • Big Idea 15: Diversity and evolution of living organisms
  • Big Idea 16: Heredity and reproduction
  • Big Idea 17: Interdependence

 

Mathematics Subdomains:

  • Geometry
  • Expressions and Equations
  • Functions: Trigonometric Functions

 

  • Cost: $10 per person; bus drivers and teachers will receive free admission
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Coral Conservation (K-12th)

A 30-minute up-close study of the collection of corals at Marineland and how our aquarists care for them paired with an additional 30-minute interactive classroom lesson investigating the environmental factors necessary for their survival, as well as environmental challenges to their survival. The lesson will be catered to your grade level and/or standard you wish to be covered.

 

STANDARDS COVERED:

Life Science:

  • Big Idea 14: Organization and development of living organisms
  • Big Idea 15: Diversity and evolution of living organisms
  • Big Idea 17: Interdependence
  • Big Idea 18: Matter and energy transformations

 

  • Cost: $10 per person; bus drivers and teachers will receive free admission
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How to Survive as a Marine Animal (K-2nd)

This STEM based activity includes a 30-minute classroom lesson investigating the anatomy and ecological needs of your choice of one of Marineland’s animals with an optional graphing component (+30 minutes).

 

STANDARDS COVERED:

Life Science:

  • Big Idea 14: Organization and development of living organisms
  • Big Idea 17: Interdependence

 

Mathematics Subdomains:

  • Measurement and data

 

  • Cost: $10 per person; bus drivers and teachers will receive free admission
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Marineland Through the Ages

A 30-minute guided tour and 30-minute interactive classroom lesson on one of the following:

1) Marineland’s involvement in WWII (9th-12th)

2) The Timucuan presence (K-5th)

 

STANDARDS COVERED:

Social Studies Strand – American History

 

  • Cost: $10 per person; bus drivers and teachers will receive free admission
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Turtle Talk (K-12th)

A 30-minute interactive classroom lesson investigating STEM concepts and sea turtle conservation paired with a 30-minute VIP tour of Neptune Park to meet the aquarists and our sea turtles. Topics can include life cycles, limiting factors, human impact, adaptations and graphing locations on a coordinate plane. The lesson will depend on the grade level and/or standard you wish to be covered.

 

STANDARDS COVERED:

Life Science:

  • Big Idea 15: Diversity and evolution of living organisms
  • Big Idea 16: Heredity and reproduction
  • Big Idea 17: Interdependence

 

Mathematics Subdomains:

  • Measurement and data
  • Statistics and probability
  • Geometry
  • Expressions and Equations
  • Functions: Trigonometric Functions

 

  • Cost: $10 per person; bus drivers and teachers will receive free admission
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Marine Mammal Rescue! (K-4th)

This program offers students the exclusive opportunity to participate in our mock stranding lesson. Following a 15-minute outdoor lesson about Georgia Aquarium’s Conservation Field Station, students will work together in a 15-minute mock stranding. This unique opportunity encourages students to learn about the importance of conservation, and how to protect our earth’s marine mammals.

 

STANDARDS COVERED:

Life Science:

  • Big Idea 17: Interdependence

 

  • Cost: $10 per person; bus drivers and teachers will receive free admission
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Behind the Seas (2nd-12th)

Get a behind-the-scenes look at Marineland Dolphin Adventure! During this 30-45-minute guided tour, students will learn about our history and our incredible dolphin inhabitants, and view a variety of aquatic animals that can be found in our local ecosystems.

 

  • Cost: $10 per person; bus drivers and teachers will receive free admission
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**Add a hands-on dolphin Touch and Play program to ANY field trip**

Any of our field trip programs can be supplemented with a Touch and Play dolphin encounter! Students participating in this program will remain out of the water but may get splashed as they work with our animal trainers on a fun enrichment session for the dolphins! Professional photographers will document the session and all photographs can be digitally downloaded. Students must be at least 3 years old to participate in this program and students under 8 years of age must be accompanied by an adult. This program cannot exceed 80 guests per day.

 

  • Cost: $22 per person; this rate includes the lesson AND the dolphin interaction and applies to ALL participants, including teachers, chaperones and bus drivers.

Combos

Any of our field trip options can be combined. A discounted add-on price of $5 per person will be added for each additional lesson, excluding the Behind the Seas tour and the Touch and Play option. The Touch and Play option will remain at $22/person and includes one educational program with an option to add additional educational programs at the discounted rate of $5/person.

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PLEASE NOTE:

  • Field trips are available every day of the week from September to May.

  • Please book field trips at least one week in advance. Due to limited availability, we recommend booking as early as possible. Our busiest months for field trips are October and March – May.

  • Minimum requirement of 10 people per group, including students, teachers and chaperones.

  • We encourage groups to bring their own eco-friendly lunches and reusable water bottle as we do not provide any options to purchase food at Marineland.

  • A $100 non-refundable deposit is required to reserve your visit. Full payment will be due upon or before your arrival.

  • To reserve your school group, call 904-471-1111, ext. 114 to check for availability and provide your contact information.