Explore the shoreline with an underwater viewer – National Geographic
Show kids the importance of the shoreline, which provides an active habitat for wildlife and provides stability to the water’s edge. Help them make an underwater viewer to explore this important microhabitat.
The underwater viewer is best used in shallow water along the shoreline. Have kids stand safely on firm ground, then lean over and place the scope on the water’s surface or partially submerged, with the plastic wrap facing down. Then use these activities to help children learn about biodiversity in a shoreline…
Students learn lessons on climate change, pollution through raising salmon – NPR
“It’s really a delicate balance because we are dealing with traditions and culture of the Native people,” Hodges says. “This is their land, this is their salmon. And so we have to really be part of that.”
Long Story Shorts: What is Symbiosis? – Hakai Magazine
You might think symbiosis is when two different species live in perfect harmony— but that’s just one kind of interaction. See what happens when symbiosis takes a dark turn…
Long Story Shorts: Why Do Fish Have Gas? – Hakai Magazine
Fish have bladders, but not the one you’re thinking of. These swim bladders put the buoyancy control of scuba divers to shame.
Regional Emmy® Award-Winning TRASH TALK – NOAA
Don’t you think it’s time we all have an honest trash talk? Ocean Today, in partnership with the NOAA Marine Debris Program, presents Regional Emmy® Award-winning TRASH TALK, a 15-minute special feature on marine debris for World Ocean Day. It is specially designed to be part of your World Ocean Day festivities and beyond…
NOAA’s “Picture Climate Change” Student Photo Contest
Show NOAA how climate change is impacting your community
To enhance our understanding of the diverse ways climate change impacts people and places around the United States, NOAA is asking students in grades 5 through 12 for photo submissions showcasing what climate change means to you…
KIDS VS. PLASTIC Plastic Pollution What’s the problem? – National Geographic
A sea turtle swims through the water and spots a white blob floating near the surface. “Yum!” it thinks. “A jellyfish!” Chasing after its dinner, the turtle swallows the item. But the floating blob isn’t a jelly—it’s a plastic bag that could make the sea turtle sick…
Teaching Children About Climate Change – the New York Times
Two new picture books and a novel for young readers place children at the center of climate calamity. Fittingly, they are stories of homes under threat; home, after all, is the thing climate change stalks, be it a house, a community or a livable planet. Each book offers its own lessons on how to cope with life under the monster we’ve created. The novel even shows how kids can help slay it…
“Earth’s Beating Heart”: 12 Coastal-Themed Books to Help Kids Grow Their Understanding and Empathy – Hakai Magazine
From the Arctic to the Antarctic and from the smallest bioluminescent organism to the biggest whales, this season’s selections take readers through the world’s oceans and introduce them to a range of incredible species.