The purpose of conducting the field trip is to help the children to explore about aquatic animals. An aquarium is an aquatic counter part of a zoo, which houses living aquatic animals and plant specimens for public viewing.
Students of Pre-primary Flamingo kids (Nursery, Jr.kg. and Sr.kg) visited the Taraporewala Aquarium on 11thNovember, 2016 for the Children’s Day celebration. The Aquarium located at Marine Lines is India’s oldest aquarium and one of city’s main attractions. It is the only aquarium in Mumbai which has more than 100 species of fishes from across the globe; the students were fascinated to see the different kinds of colourful fish of different shapes and sizes on display there. Students were given information about the aquariums special features like the glass vision sea world and an underwater sea walk. The aquarium comprises of two sections; sea water section and tropical fish section. The sea water section has turtles, sea horses, yellow frogs, etc. Whereas the tropical section has fishes like angel fish, sword tail fish, red dragon flower horn fish.
Students were also shown a video through which they got to know how the aquatic life is affected because of the growing water pollution. This was an opportune moment for them to correlate with the topics they learn in the classroom. The view of the different species of fish inside the Aquarium was magnificent.
After observing the aquarium children relaxed and had their snacks.
All in all, it was a very exciting day for Flamingo Kids!!!