Virtual After School Series

Virtual After School Series

For Parents and Caregivers. Registration Now Available!

Based on the high demand for our virtual summer camp program, we are excited to announce the launch of our new virtual after school series program in October 2020! Our new, 6-part multi series will be offered in the Fall, Winter and Spring for grades K-8. Two ocean educators will build upon kid’s curiosity, allowing them to join other learners as we explore ocean science in interactive and fun ways. Topics range from discovering ocean habitats and creatures to designing ocean engineering solutions. These after school programs are taught virtually.

Price

Members: $135
Public: $150

Questions about Booking?

Please contact birchaquariumprogram@ucsd.edu

Questions about Program Specifics?

Please contact birchaquariumedu@ucsd.edu 

K-Grade 1   Grades 2-3   Grades 4-5   Grades 6-8


Critter Curiosities (K-Grade 1)

Time

3-4 p.m. (PST)

Dates: Mondays

  • October 5, 12, 19, 26;  November 2, 9  

Dates: Thursdays 

  • October 8, 15, 22, 29; November 5, 12

How do sea stars move? Where do turtles go when they travel? Who is the smartest animal in the ocean? In this fun-filled program we will explore all of the questions little ocean scientists wonder about. Through interactive explorations, animal encounters, games and more, we will answer the ocean's biggest questions!

  • Program 1: Turtle Tales                                                               
  • Program 2: I like to move it move it                                                   
  • Program 3: Brrrr....it's cold out there                                                  
  • Program 4: Why are sharks so wild!?                                                    
  • Program 5: Super Smart Swimmers                                                     
  • Program 6: What lives in the deep deep ocean?

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Survivor: Ocean Edition (Grades 2-3)

Time

3-4 p.m. (PST)

Dates: Tuesdays

  • October 6, 13, 20, 27; November 3, 10

Dates: Wednesdays

  • October 7, 14, 21, 28; November 4, 18 (No program November 11th due to Holiday)

Would you have what it takes to survive in the ocean? This series is all about animals that can do amazing things to survive! We will use hands-on activities to test the awesome things animals do every day and see if we can do the same, all while meeting some of our ocean friends along the way.

  • Program 1: Speedy Squid                                                         
  • Program 2: Beaks and Feet                                                   
  • Program 3: Crazy Camouflage                                                            
  • Program 4: Into the Dark                                                           
  • Program 5: Awesome Armor  
  • Program 6: Ultimate Adaptations

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Wild World of Sharks (Grades 4-5)

Time

3-4 p.m. (PST)

Dates: Mondays 

  • October  5, 12, 19, 26, November 2, 9

Dates: Tuesdays

  • October 6, 13, 20, 27; November 3, 10

Sharks have survived the test of time and have been around for millions of years! How do they do it!? This program is all shark, all the time. We will use fun, hands-on science to explore how sharks eat, move, and track prey to discover how these mysterious creatures are some of the most amazing in the animal kingdom.

  • Program 1: Sensational Sharks                                                   
  • Program 2: JAW-some!                                                 
  • Program 3: 6th Sense                                                            
  • Program 4: Survival Specialists                                                        
  • Program 5: All Shapes and Sizes  
  • Program 6: Shark Legends

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Ocean Engineering (Grades 6-8)

Time

3-4 p.m. (PST)

Dates: Thursdays 

  • October 8, 15, 22, 29; November 5, 12

Do you love to get creative and solve problems? Then this program is for you! We'll learn about the biggest problems facing the ocean today and some of the cutting edge-solutions developed to help. We will even turn into scientists and engineers, creating solutions of our own.

  • Program 1: Build a Boat Challenge                                                     
  • Program 2: Exploring the Deep                                               
  • Program 3: Exploring Biomimicry                                                         
  • Program 4: Creating Biomimicry                                                     
  • Program 5: Save the Beaches!  
  • Program 6: Cleaning up the Ocean 

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