On Friday, some teacher friends and I were invited for a tour of the
I had never been before and was excited to visit.
The focus of the SeaLife Aquariums is
BREED - RESCUE - PROTECT.
They run global breeding programs for 13 species of endangered rays as well as the largest seahorse network in the world.
They rescue hundreds of sick and injured seals and turtles every year and rehabilitate them so that they can return them to the wild whenever possible.
Lastly, they campaign for marine protected areas to be set up across the globe.
Their goal is to instill kids with a passion for the underwater world and a desire to maintain and protect it.
The first thing we checked out was the classroom.
When you take your class there, there is an option for lessons.
Lessons run about 30 min. and are VERY interactive.
In the photos above, we were working on the Coral Connections lesson.
Here's what the lessons entail...