Touch Lab

The Touch Lab is designed for short field trips, and introduces a  variety of marine creatures to students. The program includes an entertaining and informative discussion accompanied by interesting facts and antedotes. After introducing such animals as the sponge, jellyfish, sea star, clam, snail, crab, shark, octopus, and more, the Marine Educator arranges specimens for the students to touch, hold and examine. This activity really generates curiosity.

Duration: approximately 1.5 hours
Recommended: All ages

What to Expect:

  • Approximately one hour activity
  • Indoor, classroom setting

Key words to review with your students: 

  • Invertebrate (K-12)
  • Vertebrate (K-12)
  • Phylum (5-12)
  • Adaptation (5-12)

Alabama Course of Study Standards and Ocean Literacy Principles

To book your field trip, email scheduler@disl.org or call (251) 861-2141 x7511.