With your Generous Support, we will accomplish our goal of an inter-connected teaching network, with 100,000 educators using aquariums to teach, share, and grow. We need your help. If you have a talent and you see an area where the organization needs improvement, please offer us your services. They will be appreciated.
Touch Tanks for Kids is a Maine-based, 501 c 3 nonprofit. The organization helps educators improve their ability to teach by providing funding support for aquariums for kids. Aquariums come in many different designs and can be set up as saltwater or freshwater habitats. They improve learning results in a relaxing, hands-on experience. Teachers report using aquariums in educational settings motivate students and provide an enriching environment that supports learning.
Touch Tanks for Kids helps schools and teaching programs fund aquariums from quality-proven vendors. We believe that using marine and freshwater fish tanks in the classroom and other community spaces will prepare students to compete in a rapidly changing job market all while encouraging them to treasure and respect the aquatic biospheres of the world.
We believe that the observations and interactions that naturally occur in these real life teaching habitats help students learn and teachers teach. We believe that the multi-generational and inter-disciplinary opportunities occurring while using aquariums are priceless. We believe every school in America should use aquariums in their studies because it engages children in a hands-on, enjoyable life experience. These aquariums and the animals that live in them are used to raise awareness about the multitude of environmental factors. Because the touch tank aquariums make learning fun, children do learn and they are inspired to seek future learning opportunities in science, environmental science, marine science, medicine, veternary medicine, and so much more.
For these reasons, we created Touch Tanks for Kids!
Do you want a marine aquarium in your classroom or local library? Do you want a freshwater fish tank in your favorite local museum or nature center? Do you want to teach with a cold-water touch tank that is proven to capture the attention of and engage students? Are you a compassionate business owner that wants to provide a great learning opportunity for your customers at you place of business or would you like to donate one to a local school? If you do, Touch Tanks for Kids will help select the prefect aquarium and help find the funds to pay for it.