MEDIA ADVISORY: San Diego Unified Partners with SeaWorld San Diego to Offer Unique Project-Based Learning experiences and Career Pathways Options

Posted: Monday, December 11th 2017


 

MEDIA ADVISORY                            

                                                                                                    December 8, 2017

 

 

 

San Diego Unified Partners with SeaWorld San Diego to Offer Unique Project-Based Learning experiences and Career Pathways Options
Immersive, in-park program aims to educate students about the impact humans have on animals and ocean health

WHAT:SeaWorld’s Education & Conservation Department, in collaboration with the San Diego Unified School District and the San Diego Workforce Partnership, has developed a new program that will immerse middle school students into the heart and science of SeaWorld. Part of the Linked Learning and California Career Pathway Trust Initiatives, SeaWorld’s Ocean Link Lab is a project-based learning experience focusing on the park’s Animal Rescue and Rehabilitation Program. It allows students to develop an understanding of the life science sector through activities in the park, including topics such as water analysis, food supply and marine debris.

 

WHEN:   Tuesday, December 12, 2017 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

VISUALS:Student interaction with animals, visit to SeaWorld’s Animal Rescue Center,
student science stations: water analysis, food supply activity, animal observation, “Ocean of Opportunities” (career options at SeaWorld), marine debris art project (using found objects, students create art display that represents marine debris and then propose solutions)

WHERE: SeaWorld San Diego

DETAILS: The SeaWorld Ocean link lab provides San Diego Unified students a behind-the-scenes look at the SeaWorld cares rescue infrastructure and a glimpse of how human actions are impacting environments. This next generation science aligned with experience weaves throughout the park and touches on both 6th and 8th grade curriculum standards. In addition to the science, students will become aware of careers at SeaWorld, the collaborative effort needed to run the park and provided an opportunity to think about how their strengths, interests and values align to the future world of work.

 

**MUST CONFIRM COVERAGE PRIOR TO ATTENDING EVENT**

 

Media Inquiries: Isabella McNeil, San Diego Unified School District, 619-341-2343 Imcneil@Sandi.net

 

 

 

 

 

 

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