Throughout 2012, National Aquarium staff worked closely with Maryland Public Television to film and produce an educational, 30-minute special, "The Great Aquarium Treasure Hunt!"
Tune in to watch the program at 8:00 pm Wednesday, February 20, 2013!
"The Great Aquarium Treasure Hunt"
This educational, live-action, family program follows the fictional students of South Town Middle school on their class field trip through the National Aquarium! But this time there's a catch - Science Teacher Mr. Hedgeman has turned it into a Treasure Hunt!
Join Dewey and Trevor on a wild exploration of the National Aquarium, home to thousands of species of marine life!
Throughout their journey, the students meet and learn from National Aquarium experts. They explore marine life of the Chesapeake Bay, go “down under” to visit the crocodiles of Australia, discover the frogs in an indoor rain forest and submerge into the Atlantic and Pacific oceans for an up-close look at the array of deep sea life from sharks to rays to dolphins.
In the end, Dewey and Trevor will explore the entire aquarium, but can they be the first team to have all the answers before it's too late?
Check out our exclusive behind-the-scenes photos from the filming below!
A special thanks to all National Aquarium staff who were involved in the filming, especially our amazing on-screen stars: Allison, Beth, Jessica, Kyle and Andy!
In addition to airing on MPT, the program will be played at the Herman & Walter Samuelson Children's Hospital at Sinai Hospital through its internal cable systems in patient rooms and waiting rooms.
Major funding for The Great Aquarium Treasure Hunt is provided by LifeBridge Health.
Don't forget to tune in to MPT for the premiere of "The Great Aquarium Treasure Hunt" at 8:00 pm Wednesday, February 20, 2013!