Let's learn about whales and dolphins!
Things are pretty upended right now so we are here to help! Whether you are turning to homeschooling, you are a teacher looking for material, or you just need something to entertain yourself and your kids, check out our educational material to help all ages learn more about whales and dolphins!
As we gather more material, make sure you occasionally check back to see what else we added!
For educators, we also offer virtual presentations that you can share with your classroom! Pick out one of the topics that we covered in our Facebook Live streams or do a Q/A with a marine biologist! For more details, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In June, we have fun and free virtual events that are perfect for all ages. Be sure to check them out below!
- New England Whale Festival - June 8, 9, & 11 - includes workshops on how to turn trash into art, book readings, artists, and a panel of whale experts with the opportunity for you to ask questions!
- Orca Action Month - all June - includes daily activities that you can do at home for prizes, weekly craft live streams, orca happy hour chats, trivia and a orca movie screening!
We have a new challenge for students to further their at-home learning AND become ocean advocates.
The program is perfect for kids of all ages (younger kids may need some help from someone older) and you get a fun certificate from us at the end!
Bring whales home to you!
Watch our video and learn about the cool marine creatures that live in the Gulf of Maine!
On Tuesday and Thursday at 3pm EDT, join us on Facebook Live as we talk whales! Every week, we host a fun and interactive live stream of a variety of topics with whales. If you missed the last couple of weeks, you can watch the previous videos on our Youtube page.
Topics have included baleen, species spotlights, photo identification of humpbacks, biomimicry, introduction to policy, and more!
For additional educational fun, you can download some correlating worksheets.
Follow WDC on social media for more fun facts, cute pictures and opportunities!
Our colleagues are also doing awesome and educational things during these times. We encourage you to check them out!
- Atlantic Cup - Their kids page has a variety of activity pages for download.
- Atlantic White Shark Conservancy - They did weekly educational live streams during the spring but you can still go back and watch them.
- Various Audubon Organizations - They are offering maps of great trails to spend some time outdoors, Nature Bingo cards, or how to create bird food videos.
- Center for Coastal Studies - They have a number of fun downloadable activities for kids.
- New Bedford Whaling Museum - They are doing virtual tours of their museum.
- New England Aquarium - They are doing virtual tours of their aquarium.
- Oceans Initiative - They are doing a Facebook and Instagram "marine biology camp".
- OrcaLab - They also have live cams. While not much may be happening at this time, they also have a highlights reel.
- Whale Scout - They are doing daily educational videos of various topics.
Additional great opportunities from other organizations include:
- The Home School Mom has a curriculum based around ocean and marine learning for K-12.
- Explore.org has 42 different ocean-themed live streams.
- Junior SeaDoctors - They have a great website full of other material for homeschooling.
- Monterey Bay Aquarium - They are doing 10 different live cams including their sharks, sea otters, moon jellies and more.
- National Marine Sanctuaries have virtual tours of the different national marine recognized sanctuaries.
- Check out the Sant Ocean Hall while during a virtual tour of the Smithsonian Natural History Museum.
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