Long-Term Educational Engagement
AquaPartners is a paid, cross-curricular Chesapeake Bay education program for students in grades 3 through 5, and is open to any interested public or private school within one hour's travel time from the National Aquarium.
AquaPartners features in-school, group programs, hands-on lab investigations and field experiences in local ecosystems. All activities and materials are correlated with the Next Generation Science Standards.
AquaPartners is a fee-based program. To learn more about participation, please contact the Aquarium's conservation education team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
AquaPartners empowers students to learn about the mighty Chesapeake Bay and its habitats, develop confidence in themselves as conservation leaders and gain valuable hands-on STEAM-based experience. Participating teachers will benefit through increased science and conservation content knowledge and enhanced confidence in their strengths as science instructors. Participation in AquaPartners can also help schools meet Maryland Green Schools Award criteria and align their curriculum with Maryland state environmental literacy goals.
The National Aquarium is dedicated to creating an environment that is inclusive, equitable and accessible to people from all backgrounds. We cannot successfully change the way humanity cares for our ocean planet without connecting with and appreciating the broad diversity of identities, backgrounds, experiences and perspectives that make our community unique.