The Aquarium Experience


Devin Black, Staff Reporter

Why is it so important to learn about wildlife? It’s important and interesting. For example, did you know that jellyfish eat other jellyfish?

On May 26, levels 4 and 5 students took a field trip to the National Aquarium in Baltimore. This was an exceedingly popular field trip and not everyone was able to go. 

Students visited many of the exhibits including Shark Alley, Amazon River Forest, Atlantic Coral Reef, Blacktip Reef, Jellies Invasion, Dolphin Discovery, Tropical Rain Forest, and more. 

One of the most popular exhibits was Dolphin Discovery because people enjoyed seeing the dolphins jump out of the water and were in awe of how big the tank was. 

Jellies Invasion was also popular because of the many different-colored jellies and fun facts. Even Ms. Murchie didn’t know about jellyfish eating each other.

Those who went on the field trip really enjoyed it. Ms. Murchie’s favorite part was watching her students learn about the ocean and the creatures that live there because she believes it is important to learn about marine life. 

“We go to the aquarium to gain an appreciation for the sea life that exists because without it we would not exist,” Ms. Murchie said. 

This was a fun field trip and I’m sure everyone enjoyed being there.