Students visiting the Aquarium as part of a K-2 Structured School Program participate in activities that reinforce the concepts introduced in the curriculum. Students meet in the classroom for an introduction and then break up into three smaller groups that rotate between three activities, all based on the theme of habitats.
In the introduction to the K-2 activities, students discuss some of the habitats of South Carolina and learn a song to help them remember what plants and animals need to survive in a habitat.
In the classroom, students observe and touch live animals from both land and water habitats of South Carolina and discuss how these different animals may get air, food, water and shelter.
While exploring the Coast Gallery, students discover animals and determine how these animals use different types of shelter for protection within their habitat.
Coastal Plain Gallery
While exploring the Coastal Plain Gallery, students engage in a scavenger hunt to learn about some of the animals in coastal plain habitats. The students answer riddles about these animals and their habitat needs, based on their observations.