WAVE on Wheels

WAVE on Wheels Outreach Programs

 

The Program Request Form must be completed for each program topic, date and location/address. You may select multiple programs of the same topic for the same date and same address. ALL programs require level paved ground, no stairs-ramp/elevator, and location must be accessible for mobile aquariums 30″W x 60″L. Must provide a 6′-8′ table. Shark & Stringray programs require electricity. Mileage upcharge applies for programs more than 50 miles roundtrip from Newport Aquarium based on Google Maps. Our pricing, like everything else, has changed for 2023.

Classroom Programs & Small Groups

Connect your group to animal ambassadors at your school or community center! These educational up-close encounters align with NGSS and OH state-standards for science and can accommodate 30-40 participants at a time. Depending on animal needs, participants may have an opportunity to touch an animal ambassador.

Preschool programs are limited to 30 minutes and 30 students, to create an up-close encounter that supports how little learners learn. Depending on animal needs, participants may have an opportunity to touch an animal ambassador.
  • Turtle Time Meet terrific turtles and tortoises! Students will compare and contrast turtles and tortoises while meeting 2-3 animal ambassadors. Students will also learn simple conservation actions that can help protect these amazing animals!
  • Tide Pool School Crabs and conchs and sea stars – oh my! Connect with creatures that thrive in the rocky and ever-changing environments of tidepools and learn what adaptations help them survive.
  • Penguin Pals Bring an African Penguin to your classroom! Students will dive deep into learning about penguin predators, diet, habitats, and natural history.
Our K-2 programs last 45 minutes - 1 hour and can accommodate up to 40 students. Depending on animal needs, participants may have an opportunity to touch an animal ambassador.
  • Tide Pool School Crabs and conchs and sea stars – oh my! Connect with creatures that thrive in the rocky and ever-changing environments of tide pools and learn what adaptations help them survive.
  • Penguin Pals Bring an African Penguin to your classroom! Students will dive deep into learning about penguin predators, diet, habitats, and natural history.
  • Shark Tales Separate shark fact from fiction by meeting our Coral Cat Sharks! WAVE Shark Carts bring live sharks into your classroom to connect your students with this keystone species.
  • Reptile Roundup What makes a reptile a reptile? Compare and contrast the different types of reptiles while meeting 3 animal ambassadors, ranging from snakes, lizards, turtles, and tortoises.
  • Stingray Studies Yellow Stingrays visit your classroom in a WAVE Ray Cart! Learn about how stingrays compare to sharks and how students can take conservation action.
Our 3rd – 5th programs last 45 minutes – 1 hour and can accommodate up to 40 students. Depending on animal needs, participants may have an opportunity to touch an animal ambassador.
  • Tide Pool School Crabs and conchs and sea stars – oh my! Connect with creatures that thrive in the rocky and ever-changing environments of tide pools and learn what adaptations help them survive.
  • Penguin Pals Bring an African Penguin to your classroom! Students will dive deep into learning about penguin predators, diet, habitats, and natural history.
  • Shark Conservation WAVE Shark Carts bring live sharks into your classroom to connect your students with Coral Cat Sharks. Students will learn about WAVE and Newport conservation efforts, conservation in the wild, and how they can take action.
  • Reptile Roundup What makes a reptile a reptile? Compare and contrast the different types of reptiles while meeting 3 animal ambassadors, ranging from snakes, lizards, turtles, and tortoises.
  • Stingray Studies Yellow Stingrays visit your classroom in a WAVE Ray Cart! Learn about how stingrays compare to sharks and how students can take conservation action.
Our MS & HS programs last 45 minutes - 1 hour and can accommodate up to 40 students. Every program includes an encounter with at least 1 ambassador animal. Animal requests are taken, but not guaranteed. Depending on animal needs, participants may have an opportunity to touch an animal ambassador.
  • Aquarium Careers 101 What does it take to work at an Aquarium? Learn about the diversity of professions at Newport Aquarium, from animal care and scuba divers to marketing and volunteer opportunities.
  • Conservation Education Love animals at the Aquarium, but not sure how to help their wild counterparts? WAVE is happy to help! Students will learn about species survival plans, how WAVE and Newport Aquarium work together for conservation, and what actions students can take in their everyday lives to save species.
  • Inquiry Investigators Learn how biologists study animals. Students work together to go through the scientific process with an animal ambassador to observe the animal’s behavior with natural stimuli.
For learners of all ages! Guests can ask questions about our animal ambassadors while having an up-close encounter. Programs last 45 minutes - 1 hour and can accommodate up to 40 participants.
  • Shark Cart WAVE Shark Carts connect visitors with Coral Cat Sharks. Guests can learn about shark adaptations, WAVE and Newport conservation efforts, conservation in the wild, and how they can take action.
  • Stingray Cart Yellow Stingrays visit your event in a WAVE Ray Cart! Learn about how stingrays’ adaptations compare to sharks and how to take conservation action.
  • Meet a Penguin Bring an African Penguin to your event! Guests can dive deep into learning about penguin adaptations that help them survive in the wild.
  • Tide Pool Connect with creatures that thrive in the rocky and ever-changing environments of tide pools. Animal Ambassadors might include sea stars, urchins, horseshoe crabs, hermit crabs, or conchs.
  • Reptiles Meet 3 animal ambassadors, and compare and contrast different types of reptiles. Possible animal ambassadors include snakes, lizards, turtles, and tortoises.

Assembly Programs

Perfect for larger groups looking for a presentation, we are happy to accommodate up to 125 participants (includes school/venue staff). Assembly Programs are 45 minutes – 1 hour in length.   For animal ambassador welfare, participants may not touch animals as part of assembly programs.

WAVE Shark Carts bring live sharks into your school to connect your students with Coral Cat Sharks. Students will learn about key shark adaptations, WAVE and Newport conservation efforts, conservation in the wild, and how they can take action.
Yellow Stingrays visit your school in a WAVE Ray Cart! Learn about how stingrays’ adaptations compare to sharks and how students can take conservation action.
Bring an African Penguin to your school! Students will dive deep into learning about penguin adaptations that help them survive in the wild.

Meet & Greet

Do you have an event and would like to connect your audience with animals?  We are happy to be one of your stations.  Guests can come up to our table and ask questions about our animal ambassadors. Programs are one hour in length. Please note, this is a different format from the assembly programs.

WAVE Shark Carts connect visitors with Coral Cat Sharks. Guests can learn about shark adaptations, WAVE and Newport conservation efforts, conservation in the wild, and how they can take action.
Yellow Stingrays visit your event in a WAVE Ray Cart! Learn about how stingrays’ adaptations compare to sharks and how to take conservation action.
Bring an African Penguin to your event! Guests can dive deep into learning about penguin adaptations that help them survive in the wild. Please note: Guests may not touch penguins.  Penguins will require 15 minutes to acclimate, then can viewed for a maximum of 45 minutes, before a 30 minute rest period in a quiet location.
Connect with creatures that thrive in the rocky and ever-changing environments of tide pools. Animal Ambassadors might include sea stars, urchins, horseshoe crabs, hermit crabs, or conchs.
Meet 3 animal ambassadors, and compare and contrast different types of reptiles. Possible animal ambassadors include snakes, lizards, turtles, and tortoises.

Virtual Programs

Interactive distance learning programs are now available.  All programs are 45 minutes in length and will be conducted through Zoom. These programs will feature a live-stream of our animal ambassadors, feature artifacts, and give the guests opportunities to ask questions.  WAVE Foundation will email you a link for the connection once your registration is confirmed.

Crabs and conchs and sea stars – oh my! Connect with creatures that thrive in the rocky and ever-changing environments of tide pools and learn what adaptations help them survive.
Bring an African Penguin (virtually) to your classroom! Students will dive deep into learning about penguin predators, diet, habitats, and natural history.
Connect your students with Coral Cat Sharks! Students will learn about WAVE and Newport conservation efforts, conservation in the wild, and how they can take action
What makes a reptile a reptile? Compare and contrast the different types of reptiles while meeting 3 animal ambassadors, ranging from snakes, lizards, turtles, and tortoises.
Learn about how stingrays compare to sharks and how students can take conservation action.

 

WAVE’s Community Outreach Scholarship Fund (COSF) was created to support underserved schools in the Tri-State area. Applying for the scholarship does not automatically qualify your school to receive funding. Funding is granted based on need and other applications received. Schools must be within 30 miles of Newport Aquarium and have at least 75% or more of students on the free/reduced lunch program. The application and it’s requirements are found within the Program Request Form. Funding for COSF is provided by the Dater and Nippert Foundations.