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inspiring the next generation of ocean advocates

Pre-Visit Activities: (A Work in Progress)

grade K-2


Sea Semester Educational Resources: Wide range of activities for all ages as well. 

Grade 3-5


NOAA’s SEA: Sea. Earth. Atmosphere Educational Resources: Great resources that can be adapted to other grades.

3rd Grade:  Humpback Whales 101

4th Grade: Life and Times of the Humpback Whale

5th Grade:  Living Resources of the Ocean

Life in the Open Ocean

grade 6-9


This curriculum was produced for the Oregon State University Marine Mammal Institute. It covers a wide range of topics and has a free download. 

Art Projects


Scale models of whales 

Humpback whale tails are all unique. 

Whale Sounds


DOSITS: Discovery of Sound in the Seas. This resource is amazing for teachers. They have videos, and a huge variety of sounds! 

Harmonizing with Humpback (Gr. 4) (A NOAA activity)

Chatterpicks: Students can create their own whale sounds and animate them in a picture. See sample

supplemental videos


PBS: Nature: Songs of the Humpback Whale

Humpback Whale song visualization: great video showing how sounds are coded and students will see that the pattern repeats itself. it to yourself, let folks know.

Post-visit Activities: Help Students Make a Difference!

on an individual level


As citizens of our planet, we need to take care of it. Single use plastic is consuming us! Here are a couple items we can try to REDUCE our use of, or even REFUSE and REPLACE.

  1. REFUSE plastic water bottles and REPLACE them with reusable ones
  2. REFUSE plastic grocery bags, and REPLACE them with cloth bag.
  3. REFUSE straws
  4. REFUSE balloons.

on a community level


There are lots of ways for kids to make a difference on a community level. Here are some examples below!

  1. Organize a clean up: at school, a park, a nursing home. Anywhere there is trash that needs to be collected.
  2. Do a donation drive: Organizations like Savers will do fundraisers when groups bring in lots of donations. Instead of throwing out slightly used items, donate them--clothes, books, knick-knacks, etc.
  3. Reduce the use of plastic at school: Write a persuasive essay to those in charge about reducing plastic in the lunch room, or starting a composting or recycling program

on a state or national level


It's a work in progress. Check back soon.


Files coming soon.