MYSTIC, Conn. - With the start of school fast approaching and many local families facing difficult decisions, Mystic Aquarium is introducing creative solutions for students and parents alike. Experienced educators will provide academic support and enrichment in a safe and fun learning environment for students in Kindergarten through Grade 7 as part of their full-day academic enrichment programs.
“Many of us are parents ourselves,” said Kelly Matis, Vice President of Education and Conservation. “As both parents and educators, we have a unique perspective on the complexities of educating our children today. At Mystic Aquarium, we are incredibly proud to be able to put our core competencies to work, beyond our normal programming, in such meaningful ways in our community.”
The program begins Sept. 14 and will be offered daily during the week from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Aquarium educators will guide and support students during their real-time learning sessions as assigned by their school and teachers. When classes are not in session and assignments are complete, students will benefit from outdoor activities, guided Aquarium tours, animal interactions and a wealth of unique programming that also supports student’s physical fitness and social emotional learning.
“We are excited to work with the families in our community to support children in the completion of their school work as well as providing them with the unique opportunity to visit and learn from our whales, penguins, sharks and the wealth of other animals at the Aquarium,” added Matis. “What a great way to spend the school day with such unique opportunities for student learning”.
Monthly tuition includes two-, three- and five-day in-person options. Complete details can be found at MysticAquarium.org or by clicking here.
As a state licensed childcare facility, Mystic Aquarium strictly adheres to all state guidelines for group size and COVID safety. A stringent set of guidelines have been established to ensure student and educator safety. These guidelines were successfully in place as Mystic Aquarium hosted on-site summer camps over the last few months.