Provide the opportunity to young learners to submerge in the world of marine wonder. With a journey inside the Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo, young learners come face to face with a thrilling assortment of creatures and learn via special designed interactive programs, called The Ocean School Program
The Ocean School Programs
Ocean School Program run by Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo consists of interactive, safe, unique and engaging programs which enable students to observe, investigate and discuss ecological concepts. Under these programs students will learn to appreciate and value aquatic environment, and dive into topics such as adaptation, survival tactics and reproduction. Below are the types of programs offered under this unique school :
The Conservation Program at The Ocean School brings attention to a variety of global issues such as habitat loss, pollution, climate change, poaching and over shing.
By focusing on how these events a ect animals and their environments, students aged 6 to 18 years will learn about various conservation principles which build awareness and inspire action to protect, promote and preserve our planet.
- Grades 1-3 focus on how to conserve and care for the environment around them; students learn how they can make a difference in protecting animals and habitats.
- Grades 4-6 students are presented with detailed information to increase their environmental awareness. Through brainstorming sessions, students and responsible solutions to initiate change.
- Grades 7-9 students are encouraged to be part of the global conservation campaign and learn to take leadership roles in protecting the environment.
The Survivor Program at The Ocean School focuses on the adaptations that animals use to survive. What do animals do to thrive as individuals? How do they find food and protect themselves from the environment and other predators? Why are some suited to cold weather while others are native to hot climates? These are the topics explored under the program
- Grades 1-3 students will learn about the different adaptations of both fresh and saltwater animals and how these special features are used to survive in different habitats.
- Grades 4-6 students explore the ecological concepts of adaptations and investigate some of the characteristics that allow animals to thrive in extreme environments.
- Grades 7-9 students will learn about the differences between structural, functional and behavioral adaptations and how these help sh, birds and mammals to flourish in their environment.
The Jewels of Arabia program at The Ocean School is designed to showcase the amazing habitats and species of the UAE. Students aged 6 to 18 years will learn about a variety of the country’s beautiful habitats, ranging from mangroves, to deserts and wadis. The program will also teach students about dozens of resident species including the Arabian Oryx, Flamingos, Sea Turtles and many more. Local traditions and UAE culture, including the history of pearl diving, are also highlighted.
- Grades 1-3 students will foster an appreciation for the unique features of the UAE and includes an introduction to cultures, habitats and animals of the region.
- Grades 4-6 students will become aware of native species and local conservation initiatives. and will be given an introduction into developing their own species survival plan.
- Grades 7-9 will explore the history of the UAE including fishing, pearl diving and local traditions. Student will also learn about animal tagging and the data these tags provide.
The new Animal Care program at The Ocean School is a specialised program for students who are keen to learn the importance of animal care. Students aged 6 to 18 years will be introduced to the basic principles and value of caring for, and training animals as an introduction to the broader world of animal husbandry.
- Grades 1-3 learn the basics of how to care for animals. They will develop their knowledge, personal skills, and ability to be compassionate and o er care to living animals.
- Grades 4-6 students learn the importance of animal enrichment and training, to better understand the behaviour of non-human animals, and to learn what animals need to survive.
- Grades 7-9 students explore, research, and apply different aspects of animal husbandry and its principles. Students will have the opportunity to learn how to read and interpret ethograms, to understand the different reasons why training is important, and to appreciate the benefits of animal enrichment programs.
- Educational guide and EduOutings representative during entire tour
- Take-home goodies for students based on programs
- Requires minimum 3 weeks prior booking
- Minimum 30 Students required for group bookings