Distance Learning

Distance Learning

The Tennessee Aquarium’s Distance Learning Programs were honored by the Center for Interactive Learning and Collaboration (CILC) as a Pinnacle Award Winner. Distance learning programs with the Tennessee Aquarium are a great way to bring technology, science and live animals to your classroom.

Most of our programs feature live animals presented by an Aquarium educator who will share information about the animals' characteristics, behavior, habitat and diet as they interact with your students. Programs are 45 minutes long with the last five minutes set aside for additional questions and answers. Distance learning programs are $100 and can be scheduled Monday through Friday between Labor Day and Memorial Day.

The following times are used for distance learning sessions: 9 a.m. EST, 1 p.m. EST and 3 p.m. EST.  If an alternate time would work better for you and your class, ask to see if it is available. Sessions must be scheduled two weeks in advance. A test connection one day prior to your session will be scheduled to ensure a proper audio-visual connection. We are willing to discuss particular needs for your group. We may be able to adjust the intensity of the session to any grade level.

To schedule a Distance Learning Program, simply click on the online registration form. For more information contact Bray McDonald at (800) 262-0695, ext. 4093 or e-mail at brm@tnaqua.org.

Program options:

Your Place or Mine - Grades K-5
Why doesn't a tree frog live in the desert? Students will explore this question and more as they learn about the basic elements all animals need in their habitats for survival. They will meet live animals who make their homes in a variety of habitats, such as deserts, forests and wetlands. Along their journey, they will discover why it is important for humans to take care of habitats. 

Let's Go Froggin' - Grades 3-8
Frogs come in all different sizes, shapes and colors. Each is specially adapted to its environment. Students will meet a variety of frogs from around the world, and learn about some of their unique adaptations and survival techniques. We will also examine the relationships between humans and these remarkable creatures.

Comparison/Contrast between Reptiles & Amphibians - Any Grade Level
Are snakes and frogs the same? A lizard and salamander have the same body shape, but are they related? Find out these answers and more as we look at the similarities and differences between several animals in the reptile and amphibian families. This program can be altered to meet the needs of your class.

General Animal Program - Any Grade Level
Have a specific topic or animal species you and your class are interested in? We have several animals that we can bring to the camera and discuss with your class. Please call to discuss which animals and topics of interests are available.