Teachers – A Field Trip that comes to You!
Teaching Tidepools® is the Institute’s highly-popular original outreach program that gives central San Joaquin Valley preschool and elementary grade children the opportunity to see and touch our living California tide pool animal collection and interact with two of our staff educators right in their own classrooms.
Students throughout Fresno, Madera, Merced, Kings and Tulare counties experience our sea creatures along with an entertaining, interactive standards-based curriculum teachers love. We make the connection between our inland location and our ocean fun for kids. View our downloadable program standards chart by grade level.
Fees are $185 for the first 45 minute class (up to 30 children) and $85 per additional class on the same day at the same school site and we gladly accept most school district purchase orders and PTA checks. Mileage and additional time fees may apply to classes outside the Fresno/Clovis metropolitan area. Please call (559) 490-FISH (3474) or email us today for more information or to schedule your class. We also offer a more advanced program for 5th and 6th graders that also includes the living tide pool animals.
We also come to birthday parties which makes learning with family and friends really fun! Birthday parties are $250 for a two-hour visit with presentation, game, Tidepools! sing-a-long and party favors all designed for children 10 years old and under. A personalized, Teaching Tidepools® cake is available at additional charge.
Contact us for more details or to schedule your party!
AND… if you have a swimming pool or access to a pool, our PADI certified SCUBA instructor can also be booked along with Teaching Tidepools® birthday parties to take kids on a safe underwater SCUBA adventure right in their own backyard! All SCUBA gear, air tanks and digital underwater photos are included for an additional $125.00.