Clearwater Marine Aquarium’s educational department provides marine science-based activities that are engaging and fun for homeschool students visiting CMA or learning virtually from home.
Bubble Buddies Virtual Lessons for preschool learners now available!
- Wednesdays at 10am
- May 5 through June 2
- $10 each or $45 for series
- Age Range
- Virtual Live Lessons
Bubble Buddies – Virtual Preschool Lessons
Join Clearwater Marine Aquarium for fun and interactive preschool lessons. Bubble Buddies programming includes a live 30-minute session to learn about different air-breathing marine animals. Each lesson includes additional content for you and your family to enjoy and explore on their own.
May 5 – Dolphin Deputies
Discover how humans can impact the oceans and the dolphins that live in them. This 30-minute virtual program will focus on the effects of ocean pollution through stories of our rescued animals, like Winter! Learn about how we can prevent pollution through recycling and take the pledge to become a Dolphin Deputy.
May 12 – Manatees and Mermaids
Did you know sailors once believed that manatees and mermaids were the same species? In this 30-minute virtual program, you will learn about manatees, our modern-day mermaids, through interactive matching games and discover new ways you can help to protect wild manatees.
May 19 – Otterly Adorable
Discover the differences between sea otters and river otters in this 30-minute virtual program. Gain experience with pattern recognition and learn about what things otters need to survive in their environment. Participate in fun and interactive games and songs about this special species!
May 26- Pelicans and Pirates
What makes a pelican unique? Join our resident Clearwater Marine Aquarium Pirate to learn more about pelicans and their lifestyle in this 30-minute virtual lesson. Enjoy exciting experiments to test the buoyancy of pirate ships and pelicans and learn about what makes objects float.
June 2- Hatchling Heroes
Learn all about the sea turtle life cycle just in time for sea turtle nesting season in Clearwater! Take part in sorting a mock sea turtle nest and practice counting the eggs. Discover the hazards that sea turtles face throughout their life cycle and ways that you can help protect this endangered group of animals.
- 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
- Student Ages
- 5 and Older
- $25 (one child & chaperone); $10 per additional child
Fall dates coming soon!
Join us for Hope’s Homeschool programs. Enjoy fun, and educational programs filled with marine science based activities. Participants will explore Clearwater Marine Aquarium, learn about the work conducted at a working marine animal hospital, and explore marine science topics.
Class sizes will be limited, with social distancing, and CDC best practices for sanitation and hygiene will be implemented.
For more information, please contact: EduCoordinator@cmaquarium.org or call 727-441-1790 x 262.
CMA Virtual Summer Camps
Join Clearwater Marine Aquarium for fun and interactive summer camps. Virtual Summer Camp programming includes live 2-hour camp sessions each day. Summer camp programs are 5-days in duration (M-F) and start at 1:00pm EST. Each camp includes additional content for your camper to enjoy and explore on their own. At the completion of camp, a downloadable certificate is available. Programs available for K-2nd and 3rd-5th grade.
- Please Contact Education Coordinator
- 45 min
- Age Range
- Any age range is available.
Virtual LIVE Field Trip
Virtually meet with an Education Biologist along with a training session with one of our resident dolphins. Have all of your questions answered live and virtually around the aquarium. This program is a one-time occurrence for 45 minutes priced at $150. Contact the Education Coordinator at email@example.com to book your custom and unique learning experience today.
- Starting at $15.00
- Age Range
- K-12th Grade
Hope’s Study Buddy
Hope’s Study Buddy courses provide virtual learning opportunities that are based on current teaching standards and review math and science concepts. Whether it is reviewing material from the previous year or supplementing your child’s current curriculum, Hope’s Study Buddy courses can help stimulate learning. Some courses offer an option to upgrade for a live session when your learner will get to speak to a marine life educator on the topic of their program. Learn more about the offered courses by visiting our Marine Academy.