Education Programs

School or Community Group Programs

Please note, due to the ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic, we are unable to offer in-person programming either at our facility or offsite at this time. We are still happy to offer virtual programs for groups and classes.

Marine animals make ideal teaching tools. Dolphins, whales, seals, and sea turtles are charismatic and interesting. The ocean depths in which they live are mysterious and exciting. By using marine animals as subject material, National Marine Life Center instructors address topics from biology to physics, writing composition to art, math to technology. Marine animals also make ideal subjects for lessons on conservation and human impacts on our environment. Because children are interested in marine animals, they are inspired to learn and take positive action.

The National Marine Life Center offers a variety of educational programs about marine animals, strandings, rehabilitation, and ocean conservation. Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, we are unable to offer in-person programming at our facility. We are pleased to offer virtual field trips for groups and classes. Programs are tailored for each audience and may include a combination of PowerPoint slides, pictures, and activities when possible.  The cost for all virtual programs is $150 for non-members or $125 for members/non-profits. 

To schedule an education program for your school or community group, call 508-743-9888 or e-mail education@nmlc.org. Due to staffing limitations, we are very limited with days and times to provide these services.

Available Education Program Topics

TURTLE T.L.C.
How do you take care of a sick sea turtle?  Students will learn about sea turtle strandings, rehabilitation, and release.
Grades: 2nd through 12th
Length: 45-60 minutes
Cost: Members – $125 ; Non-members -  $150

SEAL S.O.S.
How do you take care of a sick seal?  Students will learn about seal strandings, rehabilitation, and release.
Grades: 2nd through 12th
Length: 45-60 minutes
Cost: Members – $125; Non-members -  $150

ADDITIONAL DETAILS
~ There is no exposure to live marine mammals or sea turtles in our programs.
~ Programs may be held at your facility or ours.
~ Cost includes all materials.
~ Programs and associated activities will be tailored to your grade level.
~ Program size is limited to one class of up to 25 students. For larger groups, please call for more information.
~ To receive Member rates, the individual or organization scheduling the program must be a current member of the National Marine Life Center at the Family (Gray Seal) level or higher.
~ If you would like a program but are unable to pay, please call to discuss options.

If you have any questions please email education@nmlc.org or call 508-743-9888.