Pass includes unlimited admission for teachers plus big discounts for family and friends
ORLANDO, FL (March, 2011) – SeaWorld Orlando thanks teachers by offering a “Study Pass” to all active and certified K-12 grade school instructors. It’s a free 2011 Fun Card allowing unlimited admission to SeaWorld Orlando now through year’s end, with no blackout dates.
For even more savings, until May 31, teachers can purchase up to six additional tickets at $20 off each admission, sharing the SeaWorld Orlando fun with family and friends.
More details can be found at SeaWorldOrlandoTeachers.com.
The “Study Pass” is intended to be an inspiration, too. Whether it’s visiting Penguin Encounter to prepare for a classroom session on environmental issues in the southern hemisphere or riding Manta, the flying roller coaster, to help explain physics and gravity, the park’s experiences give teachers the unique opportunity to use their SeaWorld visit to help enhance their curriculum.
In fact, SeaWorldOrlandoTeachers.com is a starting point for teachers to learn about all SeaWorld has to offer.
Getting the “Study Pass” is easy. Teachers simply bring their Florida teaching certificate, recent paystub and photo ID to any ticket window at SeaWorld Orlando’s front gate. Right then, they can purchase discounted admission for family and friends.
“Sharing marine life knowledge with students is one of our core values,” said Terry Prather, SeaWorld Orlando’s president. “At SeaWorld Orlando alone, more than 100,000 students pass through our camp and field trip programs every year. We know how important a strong educational foundation is for our youth and we want to thank teachers for their years of devotion and passion.”
SeaWorld – through fun and affordable educational programs – has helped schools, teachers, children and adults explore the ocean environment and all its inhabitants. In one year alone, the park’s award-winning education programs included 600,000+ hours of structured teaching, and reached more than half a million people. In addition to that remarkable figure are the countless informal teaching experiences inside the parks including educators, show and exhibit narrations, and interpretive and interactive graphics.
The parks also host one of the largest and most-used animal databases on the Internet. SeaWorld.org features more than 4,000 pages of zoological, ecological and conservation-minded material, including species reference sources, classroom curriculum, conservation project calls-to-action, career information and environmentally focused family activities.
SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment, a portfolio company of The Blackstone Group (NYSE:BX), operates 10 parks across the U.S. including SeaWorld parks in Orlando, San Diego and San Antonio; Busch Gardens parks in Tampa, Fla. and Williamsburg, Va.; Discovery Cove and Aquatica in Orlando; Sesame Place near Philadelphia, Pa.; and water parks Adventure Island in Tampa and Water Country USA in Williamsburg. The 10 parks play host to 23 million guests each year and employ 20,000 people nationwide.