Audubon Aquarium of the America's New Distance Learning Program

2010-01-01

 

Be One of the First to Experience Audubon Aquarium of the America’s New Distance Learning Program!
Let us bring the excitement of the Coast to your Classroom
 
Coast to Classroom is the newest addition to the educational programming available to students and teachers by Audubon Aquarium of the America’s in New Orleans, LA. Coast to Classroom is a live web-casted class offered to all schools in Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Texas and Florida. The program entails one 30-45 minute class session for 4th through 12th grade students. Through a generous grant provided by a NOAA funded GOMA program, Coast to Classroom is offered free of charge to all teachers through May 2010.
 
Two programs are offered to students: Identification of Gulf Habitats, tailored for 4th through 8th grade students and Coastal Conservation Issues and Restoration for 9th through 12th grade students.
 
During the Coast to Classroom program, students and teachers interact with an Aquarium Educator live via the internet. Classes are offered at various times during regular school hours, Monday-Friday. Technical requirements to participate are simply an internet connection and computer speakers.
 
If you have already planned your field trip to Audubon Aquarium of the America’s, we have educational program for you too!

 
Shark School takes students on an adventure while remaining on dry land! Shark School is a 50 minute, standards based, shark-themed class taught by an Aquarium Educator. Thanks to Entergy Charitable Foundation, the program is free for 3rd-5th grade students in New Orleans Title 1 schools. Transportation reimbursement is also available for Title 1 participating schools. Shark School is also available to non-Title 1 schools for $1.50 per student above the Aquarium admission price. Shark School is available Tuesday – Thursday 10:15 am or 11:30 am.
 
Audubon Aquarium of the Americas can also come to your classroom doorstep with the AquaVan!
 
There are aliens in Louisiana! This NEW Invasive Species Program is for 4th - 9th grade students and brought to your class by the AquaVan. These invaders aren't from another planet, but they are from another ecosystem. Learn what these animals are, why they are so much trouble and what we can do to keep them from taking over! This program is supported by a grant from BTNEP, and is available to schools in Orleans, Jefferson, St. Charles, Plaquemines, Lafourche, and Terrebonne parishes.
 
Advanced registration is required for all educational programs. For more information about educational programs at Audubon Aquarium of the America’s, please contact Tricia LeBlanc at tleblanc@auduboninstitute.org or 504-378-2675.
 
Media Contact: Meghan Calhoun, Audubon Nature Institute
                (504)331-9476