Posts Tagged ‘aquarium’

Aquarium Visit

Monday, March 7th, 2016

   

   Saturday was my Life Science’s mandatory field trip to the Great Lakes Aquarium. This is the third time I’ve been there, always with groups, so I’ve always gotten in free! Last time I went was with my Science Methods class, where we focused on a lot the lesson kits the aquarium has to offer teachers. Duluth has so many museums and history centers that teachers can use, so we’re always applying them to our classroom lessons. We went to the aquarium with my class Saturday to focus on two things, the biology information the aquarium offers, as well as the teacher resources. Our first part of the day we explored teacher resources. Afterward, we got to go into the basement and look at all the behind the scene stuff. And I mean everything. Even the dead fish that were frozen for study! Afterward, we did get stuck with a huge packet of questions, so we got scattered all over trying to find the answers in time, as well as figure out to do a lesson plan for half a day at the aquarium. Which was also another assignment. After lunch, we went to a UMD research boat vessel and learned about what they do there. But the aquarium was definitely the bet part! It was even the otter’s birthday!

Great Lakes Aquarium

Monday, January 18th, 2016

Today, I made my very first visit to the Great Lakes Aquarium in Duluth, and I really enjoyed my experience there. From bonding with my Dad to teaching young souls about the curiosities of Lake Superior, I had a blast. My favorite thing about the entire Aquarium was the wall of water that featured a numerous collection of symbols for water and water related entities. The symbol shown in my photograph represents ‘water,’ and there is something about the simplicity of this particular symbol that catches my attention. Water is my most favorite element, and it is also one of my most favorite things about our Planet Earth. Some of the things I enjoy most in life are pursued in/on the water. I have had some incredible opportunities to bond with Lake Superior, and, for some reason, I was intrigued by this representation of something that is so special to me.

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Random Duluth Fact of the Day

Wednesday, January 7th, 2015

The Duluth Aquarium has a fish called the Lighting maroon clownfish on display. This fish is the first of its kind to be on display at and public aquarium in the world (according to the Duluth Aquarium). It was donated to the aquarium by a Duluth local. I was unable to get an adequate picture of this fish so here is a google image of what he looks like: DSC_1368_lightning_600w2