Our objective at Palma Aquarium is to bring the marine world closer to all our visitors, regardless of their age. For this reason, we have developed a series of workshops classified according to the age of the students, so that teachers can choose the theme they want to work in the classroom. Discover below one of the most fun activities to do in Mallorca with children:
Early Childhood Education
These are the activities we have available at Palma Aquarium to welcome your group of children from 3 to 5 years old:
- The rescue of Valentina the sea turtle: This is a storytelling session in which the adventures of the old and wise Valentina the sea turtle will be told to the youngest children of the school. Your students will discover how her friends manage to get her out of a very difficult situation.
- The song of the sea: A storyteller will also help children discover which animals live in the Posidonia meadow and will show them what they can do to help take care of it and keep it in perfect condition.
- Gladius and the Humpback Whale: This story explains how Gladis, a swordfish, manages to rescue her whale friend who has become trapped in a pile of plastic and garbage accumulated under the sea. Together with Gladis' friends, children will learn about the danger of this material in the ocean.
The ages of children attending primary education are more disparate, ranging from 6 to 12 years old. Moreover, the skills acquired can be very different from one grade to another. That is why it is important for teachers to choose the most appropriate activity for their class group:
- Conservation of the Seahorse Mediterraneo: This is a trivia game where children will learn about the Seahorse Mediterraneo and how difficult it is to talk about it.
- The Mediterranean Net: This game teaches children about sustainable fishing and how we must make a responsible consumption of the species that inhabit the Mediterranean.
- Guardians of the sea: In this activity, students will participate in a sea turtle rescue simulation. Not only will they learn the steps to take to rescue a sea turtle, but they will also become aware of the dangers of throwing garbage into the sea.
Secondary school students are adolescents between the ages of 12 and 16. They are children with developed knowledge who need to begin to experience the concepts for themselves, in order to reinforce the theory given to them by the teacher:
- Shark Conservation (Stellaris Action): Through a game, students learn how the project of reproduction and reintroduction of an endangered shark is carried out.
- Building coral cities: The idea is to build a coral reef and learn the different dynamics and interactions that occur in it.
- Biologist for a day: In this activity, students will have to get their hands dirty. Through the dissection of a fish, they will be able to determine the feeding habits of that species.
High school students
The baccalaureate is a non-compulsory education, so the students who are taking it are really interested in the concepts that the teacher teaches them. Organizing such a workshop can help them to consolidate some lessons and get them interested in the marine world, in a practically professional way:
- Aquarist for a day: In this activity, students will understand the important role of the aquarist at Palma Aquarium. They will learn about the job, the tasks and how they work hard to conserve our animals.
- Drawing the giants of the ocean: This activity, especially recommended for students in the Bachelor of Arts, will give them the opportunity to draw the giants of the ocean while learning about their biology.