Virtual Learning Adventures

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Interactive Distance Learning programs are now available with WAVE Foundation through the Zoom video conference platform. All programs are one hour in length and will provide opportunities to interact in real-time with our Educators! These programs will feature videos of our animals, sharing artifacts (shark teeth, penguin feathers, etc.), as well as opportunities for guests to ask questions.

Zoom is a web-based video conferencing solution. This allows WAVE Foundation at Newport Aquarium to connect to any group/person with a webcam. WAVE Foundation will email you a link for the connection once your registration is confirmed.

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Aquatic Animal Programs: One hour virtual session $200

The Science of Sharks program will connect you with a keystone species in our ocean ecosystems. In addition to live sharks, several animal bio-facts are used in this presentation including shark jaws, shark eggs, and more. By the end of this program, you will know how you can make a difference in shark conservation, no matter your location!

Rays are closely related to sharks but their dramatically different body form has many advantages. We will investigate these differences and how this group is able to thrive in the ocean and in freshwater ecosystems. This program will explore these differences and similarities as well as how we can all work to be a part of their conservation!

During this presentation, participants will learn about these incredible animals, including their natural history, geography, diet, predators, and WAVE Foundation’s research and conservation initiatives. At the close of this experience, you will have a greater understanding and appreciation of these remarkable birds!

Reptile Programs: One hour virtual session for $125 each

Our Scales & Tails program explores the biodiversity within the reptilian world. You will discover these animals’ natural histories, amazing adaptations and specialized features these animals display to succeed in the wild. We will feature lizards, snakes, turtles and tortoises. We encourage questions about these amazing animals!

Discover what it means to be a reptile and have an in-depth conversation about Crocodilians: crocodiles, alligators, gharials, and caimans. This program will explore the differences between each species and by the end, you will be able to tell them apart with just a glance! A number of crocodilian skull replicas and artifacts will be featured during the presentation.

Can you tell the difference between a turtle and a tortoise? In this program, we discuss the differences between turtles and tortoises, and share some simple conservation practices that you can do to help protect these amazing animals! Turtle Time will feature three different turtle and tortoise species.


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