Learning Resources for Parents & Educators: Online Oceans Launches Just in Time to Save Homeschooling Parents (and the Ocean) by 30Seconds Mom
To help parents manage the new reality of weeks at home with the kids, Ocean Wise Conservation Association has launched a free online ocean literacy resource called Online Oceans, bringing all that is ocean to families around the world. The new site includes ocean-inspired crafts, activities, DIY videos, live streamed learning and endless irresistible animal content.
Created by Ocean Wise educators, together with animal experts from the Vancouver Aquarium, these captivating resources are designed for kids and youth of all ages to learn the how and why of caring for the ocean and all the animals in it.
With activities and offerings broken down by age group, a highlight of Online Oceans is the livestreamed learning sessions on topics including "Ocean Plastics," "Sharks!" and "Arctic Adaptations." Livestreams take place multiple times each week and are free to join from the comfort of your own laptop.
Photo: Ocean Wise Conservation Association
Virtual AquaClass are personalized sessions that allow your kids to meet online with an Ocean Wise educator to dive deeper into learning topics like “Careers in Conservation” or “Reptiles and Amphibians.” Normally reserved for schools, this program is being opened to individual families during school closures. Virtual AquaClasses cost $45 for a 45-minute session, and multiple families can split the cost to take part in a single session, each from their own home computer. All proceeds go toward ocean conservation.
Teachers are also welcome to make use of Online Oceans, too, and will find that many of the resources are curriculum-based and perfect to incorporate into their distance education offerings.
Highlights from Online Oceans
- Feed your little piranhas at the Recipe Corner.
- Plastic free glitter and tinted lip balm DIY video tutorials.
- Livestreamed programs on topics like Ocean Plastics and Sharks.
- Links to Vancouver Aquarium live animal web cams.
- Feed the Shark Craft and Animal Coloring Pages.
- Virtual AquaClasses for teens and older kids, privately or in small groups.
- Curriculum-based Complete Education Kits.
Photo (main): Vancouver Aquarium
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