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Shedd Aquarium's Education Access Program supports students and teachers

The 2020-2021 school year Education Access Program is available to 4th and 5th grade classrooms in Chicago Public Schools. It includes:

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  • An interactive digital notebook for each student
  • Teacher lesson plans including:
    • a guide for initial Shedd virtual connection
    • a lesson plan for a teacher-facilitated sound wave activity
    • a guide for the Shedd virtual field trip
    • lesson plan for teacher-facilitated extension activity
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  • Two virtual connections with Shedd Aquarium
    • an initial Shedd virtual connection
    • a virtual field trip with Shedd
  • Materials for two teacher-facilitated lessons
    • a sound wave lesson
    • a Great Lakes conservation extension lesson

All materials are Google Classroom/Slides-compatible. These virtual lessons are held via Zoom or Google Meet, as scheduled by the CPS teacher.

For more information on this program, please contact [email protected].


“As an extension of our mission, engaging partnerships like this connect young learners across Chicago to animals, foster a deeper appreciation for nature and explore their personal role and connection to the natural world”

Lisa Junkin Lopez, vice president of learning and community at Shedd

SHEDD'S EDUCATION ACCESS PROGRAM IS MADE POSSIBLE WITH SUPPORT FROM THE DOVER FOUNDATION.

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