Virtual Field Trip and Ecology Lesson at the Belle Isle Aquarium

Virtual Field Trip and Ecology Lesson at the Belle Isle Aquarium

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Promoting Student Interest in Science and Science Careers through a Scalable Place-based Environmental Educational Program at a Public Aquarium,” is an NSF project that will work with 90 Detroit Public School Community District (DPSCD) fifth grade teachers in biological STEM areas related to fisheries, wildlife, conservation and aquatic sciences. More than 2,300 fifth grade students from DPSCD are expected to participate in field trips to the Belle Isle Aquarium and follow-up activities.

The COVID-19 epidemic has caused the Aquarium to be closed temporarily and our program of fifth grade field trips to be suspended for the time being.  But YOU CAN STILL MARVEL AT THE BEAUTIFUL FISH (and light, colors, plants, tank settings, and building) at the Belle Isle Aquarium.  Come with us on a virtual field trip and ecology lesson at the BIA.

Join our Education Team as they guide you through a field trip at the Belle Isle Aquarium, where you will discover the food chains that lie in our tanks and the role of decomposers in the Belle Isle ecosystem.  This field trip is not only a great introduction to the Belle Isle Aquarium but also a wonderful "home-schooling" introduction to food chains, water quality testing, and invasive species.  As a classroom teacher or a home-schooling parent, if you would like to structure your teaching with a lesson plan and other fun activities, please see our Lesson Plans page.  You will find over 40 different lessons, including several directly geared to complement these virtual field trips.​  More activities for children can be found  on our "Kids Corner" page.

Want to know more about how we promote student interest in science and science careers at the Belle Isle Aquarium?  View the 2020 STEM for ALL Showcase video (https://stemforall2020.videohall.com/presentations/1753).

https://www.biaquariumstem.org/virtual-field-trip.html

 

 

 

Join our Education Team as they guide you through a field trip at the Belle Isle Aquarium, where you will discover the food chains that lie in our tanks and the role of decomposers in the Belle Isle ecosystem.  This field trip is not only a great introduction to the Belle Isle Aquarium but also a wonderful "home-schooling" introduction to food chains, water quality testing, and invasive species.  As a classroom teacher or a home-schooling parent, if you would like to structure your teaching with a lesson plan and other fun activities, please see our Lesson Plans page.  You will find over 40 different lessons, including several directly geared to complement these virtual field trips.​  More activities for children can be found  on our "Kids Corner" page.

Want to know more about how we promote student interest in science and science careers at the Belle Isle Aquarium?  View the 2020 STEM for ALL Showcase video (https://stemforall2020.videohall.com/presentations/1753).