Let's learn about whales and dolphins!
Since we can't come to you physically, we have made virtual activities for you to enjoy!
It doesn't matter if you are a classroom teacher, homeschool educator, or parent looking to entertain your kids, we've got you covered with educational and fun opportunities to help all ages learn about whales and dolphins.
We are adding new education resources - videos, workbooks, and activities - all the time, so be sure to check back to see what else we added! Each activity has the grade range that it is best suited for.
We also offer virtual presentations that you can share with your classroom! You can 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.
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!
Patterns can be found everywhere! Check out this fun scavenger hunt that you can have at home finding patterns that can are in both our oceans and around our house. Perfect for remote learning.
Download it here.
What do humpback whale flippers and wind turbines have in common? A lot more than you would think! Learn all about biomimicry in our fun activity sheet. Biomimicry is looking at everyday things and seeing how nature influenced it. Grades 5-12
Download it here.
Bring whales home to you!
Watch our video and learn about the cool marine creatures that live in the Gulf of Maine!
Every week from March to May, we went live on Facebook Live and talked whales! Each week, we hosted a fun and interactive live stream over a variety of whale topics. You can still watch them all up on our Youtube page or on our Facebook!
Topics have included baleen, species spotlights, photo identification of humpbacks, biomimicry, story book readings, crafts, mythbuster sessions, introduction to policy, and more!
For additional educational fun, you can download some correlating worksheets.
This June, we also had lots of fun and free virtual events that are perfect for all ages. You can still watch them here!
- 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, virtual trivia and a screening of Blackfish!
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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