Teen Learning Lab
• Teen Lab Feedback Session: Saturday, March 15, 12:00-3:00 p.m.
We want to hear from you! Give feedback on the Teen Lab and help brainstorm new ideas for projects and events. RSVP for this session by completing this survey.
• Ethogram Workshop: Saturday, March 22, 12:00-3:00 p.m.
Learn what an ethogram is, how to create one and how Shedd experts use them. Explore work completed by aquarists and marine mammal staff, as well as the Observe2Learn app from Lincoln Park Zoo (iPad/iPhone). RSVP for this workshop here.
• Biomechanics: A Nature Inspired Design Challenge: April 15 & 16.
Join The Field Museum and Shedd Aquarium for a two day design challenge that looks at the biomechanics of aquatic animals in order to create solutions to a given issue. Learn about nature through the lens of physics by exploring Field Museum’s exhibit The Machine Inside: Biomechanics, be inspired by Shedd’s animals and connect with other teens to solve an exciting design challenge. There is no fee for this program and transportation and lunch will be provided. Registration is required and can be completed by filling out this online application by March 31st.
What is the Teen Learning Lab?
A space that’s co-designed by other teens for you to explore your curiosities about science, animals and the natural world. Meet new friends and collaborate on existing projects and programs–or even create your own. We'll answer your questions about aquatic careers, science fair or research projects, or even how to become a teen tweeter or blogger, photographer or artist. Let’s explore your interests together!
Here, you can...
Connect with Shedd Aquarium mentors; produce videos, audio, podcasts and photos; participate in social media activities; conduct scientific research; explore aquatic careers; develop and research animals, science and the natural world; lead or participate in stewardship activities; receive assistance with science fair or research projects; participate in workshops, experiences or projects to build your own academic or personal portfolio; debate environmental issues; hang out, study, read or connect with other teens.
Here, you can use our...
Apple MacBook Pros and Mac Pros, podcasting equipment, iPads, scanners, iPod docking stations, printers, Smart Board and Adobe Software Suite (including Photoshop, Illustrator, After Effects and Premier).
Teens will have web access and free WIFI.
The Teen Learning Lab is generously supported by:
The Barker Welfare Foundation
Elizabeth Morse Genius Charitable Trust
Kenneth F. and Harle G. Montgomery Foundation
Where we're located
1200 S. Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, IL 60605
Enter through the Education doors (on the North side of the building, to the left of the main entrance).
• Tues. and Thurs., 4 to 8 p.m.
• Sat., 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
View our page with Frequently Asked Questions.
E-mail Wade at email@example.com.