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Marlins Think Tank

The Marlins Think Tank is a curriculum-enhancement program that
utilizes the Miami Marlins as the basis for learning!


Miami Marlins Educational Initiatives

Think Tank offers opportunities to connect your school to the Miami Marlins through interactive programs. Enrich your classroom through Marlins Think Tank lesson plans which meet Common Core State Standards. Join the Marlins by having you students participate in Global Youth Service Day. Bring your students to Marlins Park on Weather Day for a fun-filled, interactive field trip. Other programs include annual art contests, the Breaking Barriers essay contests, Teacher Appreciation opportunities, FCAT Pep Rallies featuring Billy the Marlin and much more!


Think Tank Week Sweepstakes

Any participating 4th- 6th grade classroom can be eligible for a visit from Miami Marlins players, coaches, and broadcasters during Marlins Think Tank Week!


Lesson Plans

Marlins Think Tank aims to enrich the learning experiences of children in grades 4 through 6 by linking baseball to the curriculum areas of writing, language arts, mathematics, social studies, science, and health & fitness. The program provides lesson plans which meet common core state standards as adopted by FDOE, with the Miami Marlins as the lesson theme! Throughout the lessons, students will read about baseball, learn about Miami, and even hear from some current Miami Marlins professional baseball players!


Lesson Plan Videos

Marlins players and coaches were once students just like you! As you complete Think Tank lessons, watch the corresponding supplemental videos.


Career Day Videos

Do your students dream of making it to the Major Leagues? Watch and listen to find out what it takes to make it from Front Office Executives, who started off the same way your students did!


Breaking Barriers
Breaking Barriers Essay Contest

The Breaking Barriers Essay Contest is a chance for diverse students in grades 4-8 to share their personal stories and how they use Jackie Robinson's values to face their own barriers.


Marlins Think Tank Art Contest

Get your children and students' imaginations going to create a Miami Marlins themed masterpiece. Winners receive prizes and one-of-a-kind Marlins experiences.


For questions, information or feedback regarding the Marlins Think Tank, please contact community@marlins.com