Team ECCO is ocean education with innovative learning:
Sea Kids: After School programs Sept - May
Learn about our ocean as we meet animals, play games, write, paint, draw, build, and stretch our minds. No two sessions are the same.
At Team ECCO: 3:30 - 5 pm. $5.00 per class / card of 5 classes $20.00 (cards not transferable) FREE for members
NEW for PSPM enrichment! At your school: Tues - Fri. Dismissal to 5 pm. $40 per student (may need indoor space if raining)
Please check our CALENDAR for upcoming Sea Kids programs. Fees include materials.
Please use CONTACT US tab to request more information.
Sea Base Programs: the best teacher resource in WNC
Bring your group to visit the Center & Aquarium! Our programs teach to reach ages 5- 95. (special adaptions available for pre - k ages 3-5) programs available Tues. starting at 9:00 am & ending by 4 pm, and Wed. - Fri. starting at 9:00 am & ending by 12 noon. One classroom teacher is admitted FREE and not included in headcount per program. Is your group large? Team ECCO will make plans for your group to visit other downtown attractions if you are scheduling multiple Sea Base programs for the same day.
Sea Base 101 Fees: $ 85.00 per program. 50 minutes of engaged ocean learning. Your group is greeted at the front door, and after a very short safety review, you are off on a fun fish scavenger hunt! Then discuss your findings and questions with our Team leaders. End your visit with a fin-tastic Creature Feature where you meet one or more of our resident animals up close and personal. Includes activity sheet! Click HERE to request a 101 program.
Sea Base 202 Fees: $ 95.00 per program. 1 1/2 hours of interactive learning! Enjoy a fish hunt, find a favorite -or maybe something you have never seen before - and talk it up! Then step into the classroom to focus on a specific area of interest. Engage in a creature feature to end your visit. We share creativity, use science equipment/methods, question & answer time, and include materials, handouts, any needed specimens.
Sea Base 303 Fees: $120.00 per program. 2 full hours of ocean immersion! This is Sea Base 202 on steroids! 303 includes all of the above listed in 202 with the added option of a longer focus class of your choice. Use our specimen examples and models, use of needed science equipment, data analysis, and handouts. This is an expansion of Sea Base 202 as requested by teachers for extra information and lesson exposure.
* Click HERE to request
* All programs are minimum of 10 maximum of 30 participants ( students + teachers / chaperones)
** 101 programs may be expanded to include up to 10 additional attending at the extra cost of $3 per person
***202 & 303 programs cover unique specialties such as sharks/rays/turtle/turtle rescue/reptiles/ fish ID/ fish adaptations / coral reef ecology / grass bed ecology / water quality / invasive species Tell us your goal and we will meet and exceed your educational needs!
Sea Link: enrichment on the road
Let us bring the aquarium to you! Our reptiles especially love to travel! Unique enrichment for groups. We offer interactive topics on turtles, turtle rescue, marine invertebrates, salt water in the making, fish ID, sharks and rays. We can custom design a program to meet your needs. Includes materials, handouts, and any needed specimens. Reserve your program today! Click HERE to request a Sea Link Program.
Basic: $85.00 per program + travel fee: $10 in Henderson Co. / $15 out of Henderson Co. groups up to 35
Extra: $95.00 per program + travel fee $10in Henderson Co. / $15 our of Henderson Co. groups up to 55
Sea Venture: Pack up and get on the bus -or plane or van! Let Team ECCO do the travel work for you. Unique learning experiences exploring water based eco systems in NC, SC, GA, TN, FL, or Grand Bahamas Island. These programs are designed to fit your group needs and requests. Areas of study include Gulf exploration, manatees, dolphins, sharks, sting rays, sea turtles, light houses, barrier islands, Biosphere 2, deserts, and more. We travel by chartered motor coach or public airline, build custom adventure books for each trip, and arrange housing/meals/events, and teach innovative interactive lessons! Programs may include kayak, snorkel, scuba and/ or field exploration. US programs require a min. of 25 participants and can be scheduled for 1-7 days in length.
**For programs to Grand Bahamas Island, St Martin, or other Caribbean destination, passports and flights are required. Out of country programs require a minimum of 6 participants and a 5 day minimum.
*** Fees vary based on program events and length. Contact us for a quote.
. If you would like to plan a trip for your group or class, reach out to us through the "Contact" tab so we can help you design the field trip of a lifetime!