Institute Name

Limnology (Study of Freshwater)

Oct 16, 2021 10:00 AM to 02:00 PM EDT

Why is lake water murky? What is an algal bloom? How does flooding effect water quality? Focusing on inland aquatic ecosystems, we'll learn how living and non-living factors work together to maintain the Earth's most precious resource: freshwater.


Oceanography (Study of Ocean)

Nov 20, 2021 10:00 AM to 02:00 PM EST

A pinch of chemistry, a dash of physical science, mix in some biology and you get the broad field of oceanography. We will review our changing oceans over time in response to climate change and see what's in store for some of the world's most beloved ecosystems. Topics will include: coral reef restoration, mangrove forests, and sea ice.


Marine Biology (Study of Marine Life)

Dec 18, 2021 10:00 AM to 02:00 PM EST

Uncover the mysteries of marine life that exists in saltwater environments. Highlighting estuaries and open ocean, we will explore various species, fisheries, and the industries they support.


Husbandry (Study of Animal Care)

Jan 22, 2022 10:00 AM to 02:00 PM EST

Do you want to be an aquarist and care for fish? How about an aviculturist and work with birds? Or perhaps a behavior husbandry trainer? We'll see what it's like to care for animals at the aquarium, from exhibit design to enrichment.


Invertebrate Zoology (Study of Inverts)

Feb 19, 2022 10:00 AM to 02:00 PM EST

There's no bones about it that invertebtrates make up 95% of all animal species. We'll review all the major phyla, visit our favorites, and highlight some of the more weird and wonderful species. Finish up the day with Dissection!


Parasitology (Study of Parasites/Diseases)

Mar 26, 2022 10:00 AM to 02:00 PM EDT

In a relationship where one benefits and the other suffers, marine parasites take the prize for most ruthless survivors. Some may cause mild irritations, other may be debilitating or fatal. Learn how aquariums detect and treat parasites to maintain a healthy collection.


Elasmobranchology (Study of Sharks)

Apr 30, 2022 10:00 AM to 02:00 PM EDT

Sharks, rays, and sawfish, oh my! In this workshop we'll explore the realm of cartilaginous fish in aquariums and in the wild. Get up to speed on current research with a focus on whale shark identification and community conservation.


Ichthyology (Study of Fish)

May 21, 2022 10:00 AM to 02:00 PM EDT

Focusing on bony fish, we'll explore the needs of fresh and salt water species and discuss how to create the perfect environment for our finned friends. Topics will include: aquatic plants, tank mates, aquarium set up and aquaponics vs hydroponics.


Beach Trip

Jun 11, 2022 10:00 AM to 02:00 PM EDT

Join us on another trip to the beach! Try your hand at some field science techniques and learn about our local marine life. Also gain some insight on horsehoe crab citizen science, how to read a tag, and identification. *Start and End Times subject to change.*