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!
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 here:
- March 23rd - What is baleen?
- March 25th - How do we identify humpback whales?
- March 27th - What can I do to help whales?
- March 31st - Did you know that whales are mammals?
- April 2nd - How many whale species are there?
- April 7th - Species Spotlight: Orcas
- April 9th - What's so cool about whale poo?
Follow WDC on social media for more fun facts, cute pictures and opportunities!
A number of 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 are doing a Shark Story time and Q/A after everyday this week at 10am EST.
- 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.
- NOAA's Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary - They are hosting a marine art contest for kids K-12.
- 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.
Other great opportunities from other organizations include:
- The Home School Mom has a curriculum based around ocean and marine learning for K-12.
- 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.
- Check out the Sant Ocean Hall while during a virtual tour of the Smithsonian Natural History Museum.