First Grade Visits Marineland

First graders have begun their in-depth studies of sea animals, which will conclude next month with a sea animal presentation of projects and essays. As a special experience to help reinforce  learning for this subject, students took a special study trip to Marineland today.

The visit included a behind-the-scenes tour of the aquarium’s exhibits as well as lessons on dolphin anatomy and conservation efforts.

Students especially enjoyed an up-close encounter with the dolphins, learning their names, ages, and how the trainers and biologists are able to identify each one. Following a picnic lunch, students also enjoyed a visit to the beach.