Sea Squirts Program


The Sea Squirts Program introduces marine life to children ages 3-5 years and an accompanying adult. 

Through our curriculum-based programming, we offer students some of their first, up-close investigations into Florida’s amazing coastal ecosystems and what it means to be a scientist using outdoor exploration, animal observations, arts and crafts, stories and games.

This year, students will strengthen their fine and gross motors skills, language skills, and social emotional skills through lessons designed around exploring different ocean zones and habitats.

Sea Squirts is offered every Wednesday at 10:15 – 11:15 a.m. 

Cost is $85 per one adult and child for one nine week package. Drop-in price is $8 per one adult and $8 per one child. Cancellations must be made 24 hours in advance to receive a refund. To register more than one child for a nine week package, please call 386.428.4828

sea squirts at MDC

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First 9 Weeks

8/23: Introduction to the Ocean and its Zones
8/30: Ocean Zones Review
9/6: Midnight Zone Introduction
9/13: Fish of the deep: Anglerfish
9/20: Vampire Squid
9/27: Ugliest Ocean Animal goes to… The Blobfish
10/4: Happy 4th!: Firework Jelly
10/11: Stars in the Night: Brittle stars
10/18: Midnight Zone Review / Finishing Craft if anyone missed any days

Second 9 Weeks

10/25: Midnight Zone Review & Twilight Zone Introduction
11/1: Crustaceans of the Deep
11/8: Food Chain: Who Eats Who?
11/15: Whales and Size Comparison
11/22: Plankton
11/29: Cephalopods & Camouflage Within the Ocean
12/6: Sharks & Their Senses
12/13: Rays – Learning to Compare & Contrast
12/20: Holiday Wrap Up – Crafts & Sea Squirt Fun

Third 9 Weeks

1/10: Powerful Propagules
1/17: Splendid Sea Turtles
1/24: Migrating Manatees
1/31: Colorful Coral Reefs
2/7: Phenomenal Parrotfish
2/14: “Whale You Be My Valentine?”
2/21: Happy Horseshoe Crabs
2/28: Splendid Seahorses
3/6: Delightful Dolphins

Fourth 9 Weeks

3/13: Introduction to Tidal Zone
3/20: Dazzling Diamondback Terrapins
3/27: Hiding Hermit Crabs
4/3: Outstanding Oysters
4/10: Stunning Starfish
4/17: Birds of the Lagoon
4/24: Mighty Mangroves
5/1: Colorful Conchs
5/8: Fast Fiddler Crabs
5/15: Let’s Go to the Island!

For questions or more information, please contact Lindsey Anderson at [email protected]

Our Mission:

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