Life in the Abyss Overnight
Grades 4-6

Science Field Trip 17 hours

This overnight adventure combines our popular Living Systems Lab/Cruise with activities that explore the fascinating world of nocturnal and deep-sea animal adaptations. In the evening, students investigate shark adaptations, pilot our remotely operated vehicles, dissect a cow eye to look at low light adaptations, and visit the Maddie James Seaside Learning Center where our squid light attracts animals of the night. In the morning, students venture out to sea to conduct hands-on investigations of benthic and pelagic habitats with the added excitement of lowering student-designed cups 500 feet to see the dramatic effects of pressure.

4th: S 2a, b, c; 3a, b; 6b, c, f
5th: S 2a, g; 3a; 6b, f, g, h
6th: S 3a; 4b, d; 5a, b, c, d, e; 7a, b