The Living Coast - Field Trips - Shark Encounter


Program includes 60-minute hands-on lesson, docent volunteer guided-tour, lunch space, and time to explore the Living Coast Discovery Center.

Program Times and Schedules

If you arrive after your designated arrival time or leave before the end time, your program will be cut short and modified.

The Living Coast Programs - Holding Crabs

Crawling Crabs (ages 5-7)

Come crawl into the world of crabs and other crustacean relatives. Learn about adaptations with fun hands on exploration. Students will enjoy touching and observing crustacean molts. Students will also meet and hold real live crabs and crayfish.

The Living Coast Programs - Trail Walk

Footprints on the Marsh (ages 6-8)

Tread lightly – our impact can be bigger than we think. Students will get to observe native wetland plants and animals in their marshy habitat. Following the example of the instructor, students will record and tally different species observed while hiking through the wetland.

The Living Coast Programs - Holding Crabs

Crustacean Lab (ages 7-9)

Ever wonder what it means to be a crab? Get up close with crabs, lobsters, and other crustaceans as you explore the world of arthropods. From exoskeletons to real live animal encounters, students will learn what it means to be a marine invertebrate. Your students will be excited about their crabbing adventures and all that they learned in the crustacean lab.

The Living Coast Programs - Binocular Viewing

Food Chain Hunt (ages 8-11)

Kick start your ecology knowledge with a fun exploration of the Sweetwater Marsh Refuge. What better way to study ecology, then become an ecologist yourself? Students will study important aspects of ecology such as adaptations, predator-prey relations, and the recycling of organic matter. Then, students will apply their new knowledge by looking for evidence of different animal species while hiking the trails around the refuge.

The Living Coast Discovery Center - Wildlife encounter with a starfish

Fish Dissection (ages 8-15)

Get your hands all scaly and slimy with this dissection. Through this fun, interactive dissection, students explore the internal and external parts that help a fish survive its marine habitat.

The Living Coast - Kids Programs - Octopus

Squid Dissection (ages 8-15)

Students will learn about the internal and external parts that help a squid survive its ocean habitat. From three hearts to a reduced shell, the squid is a fascinating mollusk to scientifically study.