Join us for Moody Gardens Home School Days. Discover the amazing world of rainforests, oceans and more as you participate in programs and exciting, hands-on activities. Home School Days are hosted the second Wednesday, October through September.
October 9th, 2019 – Skeletown and AQ – “From the Inside Out”
Students will explore the form and function of different systems of the body in different species of animals and what different species need in order to stay healthy—not just food, water, and oxygen! While some animals have similar systems to humans—skeletal, circulatory, muscular, etc.—some animals have evolved to survive with a completely different set of systems.
December 11th, 2019 – Iceland and AQ – “The Cold Never Bothered Me Anyway”
Students will stroll through Iceland and observe what they do to keep their bodies warm. We can use insulation, friction, muscle activity… even eating! But what about the animals that live in below freezing temperatures and can’t grab a jacket? Explore the different strategies that different species use to KEEP the heat!
February 12th, 2020 – RF and Offatts Bayou – “Little Bodies, Big Jobs”
Students will take a moment to be still and observe in the natural world as they become Naturalists for the day! By taking a look at the difference between native and exotic wildlife, participants will form and understanding of the integral role that each organism plays in their unique ecosystems—even the tiny organisms! Through the use of wildlife surveys, behavioral ethograms, introductory wildlife identification, and more, these students will bring exploration to the next level!
April 8th, 2020–, AQ, 3D Theater – “Float, Sink, or Swim?”
Students will have a chance to investigate how density, salinity, water quality, currents, and climate play a crucial role in aquatic ecosystems—for wildlife and humans alike! Through observing the mechanics of how boats float to investigating why sharks don’t sink, students will learn that living in water has a completely different set of hurdles than living on land.
September 9th, 2020 – AQ & RF – “Everyone’s a Helper: Being a Good Steward”
Students will explore the Rainforest and Aquarium Pyramids to gain an understanding of why certain species are currently or have been threatened. From invasive species, habitat loss, climate change, over-hunting, or natural disaster, students will delve deep into the causes and effects that impact the world. Participants will also learn how to take an active role in being good stewards for the amazing planet that we live on!