Sea Squirts Program

SEA SQUIRTS

The Sea Squirts Program introduces marine life to children ages 3-5 years. Adults will accompany their children to the program. Activities may include outdoor exploration, animal observations, arts and crafts, stories and games.

Sea Squirts is offered 1-2 times per month on a weekday at 10:15 – 11:15 a.m. See the schedule of themes below for our 2022-23 school year.  

Cost is $5 per adult and $5 per child.  Cancellations must be made 24 hours in advance to receive a refund.

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September 7 & 21 • Where Do We Belong? 
Learning about scientific classification and how it helps us understand the animal kingdom.

October 5 & 18 • Water Cycle
Reviewing states of water and how water cycles through and environment.

October 31 • Spooky Ooky Deep Sea
What will happen when we wander from the shallows and drift down past the photic zone? The possibilities are endless as we explore the deep sea!

November 9 & 16 • Climate and Weather 
Sounds the same right? Wrong! Discussing the differences between climate, weather, weathering, erosion and how humans influence these processes.

December 7 & 14 • Crazy for Coral
Let’s explore coral reefs and how they provide habitat for creatures of all shapes and sizes!

January 4 & 17 • Migration Mania
When temperatures plunge so do birds . . . down to warmer weather! Why do animals migrate and what are the best ways to help them thrive during their migrations?

February 1 & 28 • Under the Magnifying Glass…
We will ask the who, what, where and why in the IRL and explore what it means to be a scientist!

March 1 • Where’d My Claw Go?
Arthropods of the Indian River Lagoon range in size, color, shape, and habitat. Let’s meet some of these creative critters!

April 5 • Oh to Be a Bivalve
Clams, oysters, mussels, oh my! These critters do more for their ecosystems than just making pretty shells.

May 3 • Fantastic Fish!
Our vibrant fishing communities are almost as vibrant as the fish we harvest! Let’s explore fish characteristics and what fish we might find just below water’s surface.

For questions or more information, please contact Carley Metcalf at 386.428.4828 or carley@marinediscoverycenter.org

Our Mission:

"To protect and restore Florida's coastal and Indian River Lagoon ecosystems
through education, research and community stewardship."