The third graders are guided through the aquarium by naturalist Nathanial Adams. With over 20 different exhibits showcasing aquatic life, students can touch live sting rays and starfish in an open touch tank, view sharks, octopi, tropical fish, and jellyfish.
While in the aquarium the students also watch educational films about the effects of tides on the earth, and are given a research log to complete their fun and educational experience.
In addition to the field trip, teachers are provided with pre- and post-visit lesson plans to help students understand how our ecosystem works and its importance to oceanic life.
"We have had an overwhelmingly positive response to the field trips," said Steve Mangel, Science Curriculum Specialist for Davis County School District.
"Our teachers are calling to tell us that this is the best field trip they have ever been on."