ATLANTA (November 14, 2016) – During the week of Nov. 14 through Nov. 18, Georgia Aquarium and Google are proud to present Field Trip Days. Classes in grades six through eight from Title I schools have been invited to visit the Aquarium free of charge thanks to sponsorship from Google. The sponsorship includes transportation, lunch, and admission to Georgia Aquarium for each child.
Approximately 3,600 students will visit the Aquarium throughout the week, averaging about 720 students per day. Students will arrive each morning and participate in learning moments throughout the Aquarium exploring the theme of “Diving into Steam.” Episodes from Georgia Aquarium’s video series “STEAM Forward” will be screened each morning in the 4D Funbelievable Theater.
Students will have the opportunity to participate in 15 different STEAM based activities, and are challenged to do at least one activity for each letter in the word STEAM. For every activity completed, students will receive a sticker, and a prize will be rewarded to students that collect stickers for every letter. After participating in different activities, students will have the chance to see the new Dolphin Celebration in the AT&T Dolphin Tales gallery, followed by a Q&A with a dolphin trainer.
“We’re very excited to be hosting Google’s Field Trip Days for the second year. Many of the students visiting during the week would not have the opportunity without Google. Thanks to a generous sponsorship from Google, 3,600 students are able to visit Georgia Aquarium with complimentary admission, transportation and lunch,” said Kristyn Tumbleson, director of education for Georgia Aquarium. “This year we will be introducing middle school students to the wonders of STEAM by showcasing our new video series, ‘STEAM Forward,’ while also incorporating STEAM based activities.”
For more information on Georgia Aquarium’s educational programs, visit www.georgiaaquarium.org/school-programs. To learn more about Georgia Aquarium’s Sponsored Education Admissions (SEA) program, visit www.georgiaaquarium.org/sea.Check out Georgia Aquarium's blog for an insight into Google's Field Trip Days by Director of Education Kristyn Tumbleson.
ABOUT GEORGIA AQUARIUM
Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization that contains more than 10 million gallons of water and has the largest collection of aquatic animals. Georgia Aquarium’s mission is to be a scientific institution that entertains and educates, features exhibits and programs of the highest standards, and offers engaging and exciting guest experiences that promote the conservation of aquatic biodiversity throughout the world. Georgia Aquarium is an accredited member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums and the Alliance of Marine Mammal Parks and Aquariums. For additional information, visit www.georgiaaquarium.org