Virtual Field Trip to the Clearwater Marine Aquarium

Live Webcast:  Discover Marine Wildlife with Winter

Have you meet Winter yet? Winter, an extraordinary and inspiring bottlenose dolphin, was just three months old when she lost her tail after it became caught and mangled in a crab trap.  She now lives under the care of the Clearwater Marine Aquarium in Florida.

On Wednesday, October 7th, 2009, your family and your class are invited on a virtual field trip to the aquarium for a LIVE webcast beginning at 1pm (EST)! This live event will introduce children worldwide to Winter.  During this 45-minute webcast, viewers will learn about marine wildlife as well as invaluable lessons in resilience, compassion, and friendship.

Over at their website, www.scholastic.com/winterstail, teachers and parents can find age-appropriate resources and curriculum materials for the field trip, as well as books and teaching materials on other remarkable animals around the world who have faced their own challenges.  Following the webcast, Scholastic will be offering a student essay contest to share stories about your favorite animal hero too!

If you can’t catch the live webcast, the video will be available on-demand following the webcast.

Winter’s Tail: How One Little Dolphin Learned To Swim Again tale of her heroic journey and is part of the Turtle Pond Book Collection.  This inspiring series of true stories about amazing animals includings the Owen & Mzee series, Looking for Miza and Knut: How One Little Polar Bear Captivated The World.

One Comment on “Virtual Field Trip to the Clearwater Marine Aquarium

  1. Here’s a great site for over 60 virtual field trips to New York City, San Diego, San Francisco and Colorado!

    MEET ME AT THE CORER, Virtual FIeld Trips for Kids (www.meetmeatthecorner.org)
    Each show comes with links to fun websites for kids and a Learning Corner of questions and extended activities. New shows are uploaded every two weeks.

    This week check out the episode about the history and workings of cable cars in San Francisco.

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