At-Home Education Resources

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California Sea Grant is curating this collection of resources to assist families with ideas and online programming for use during the shutdown of schools in response to COVID-19. We'll be updating this page regularly, so check back for new content and upcoming live events. For more resources from the nationwide Sea Grant network visit Education at Home Resources.

Live online events

Aquarium of the Pacific Online Academy (Check website for dates, times, and topics of events)
Birch Aquarium Kelp Cam (Available 24/7)
Birch Aquarium Kelp Cam Live Talks (Tuesdays at 10am and Thursdays at 2pm PST via Facebook Live)
Bird Cams (Available 24/7)
Cinicinnati Zoo Home Safari (Daily at 12pm PST via Facebook Live)
Explore Livecams (Available 24/7, Check website for all available camera streams)
Monterey Bay Aquarium Live Cams (Most cams available daily from 7am to 7pm PST)
CA State Parks Home Learning Programs (Check website for program schedule and registration)
San Diego Zoo Live Cams (Check website for availability)
Skype A Scientist Live (Check website for dates, times, and topics of scheduled events)
Spring Whale Watch Week (Daily starting at 10am, March 21-29)

Recorded for later

California Academy of Sciences Virtual Programs (Grades K-8)
Flipside Science (Middle School-High School)
International Ocean Film Festival films
Marine Biology at Home (High School-College)
Ocean School (Grades 6-9)
San Diego Zoo Videos
Zoo Radio - Santa Barbara Zoo

Interactive online games and experiences

Birding Quiz
Fish Identification Quiz
Immersion! - CSU Monterey Bay
JetStream - An online school for weather
Kelp Forest Game and eBook - Monterey Bay Aquarium
NOAA SciJinks
Rocky Intertidal Quiz
Salmon Challenges: The Return Upstream
Scripps Institution of Oceanography Games
San Diego Zoo Games
Virtual Dives - National Marine Sanctuaries
Voices in the Sea

To download and print

Climate Kids Activity Book
Coloring Pages - Birch Aquarium
Coloring Pages - Catalina Island Conservancy
Coloring Pages - Monterey Bay Aquarium
Critter Cards - Monterey Bay Aquarium
Discover Your Changing World with NOAA Activity Book
Discover Your World with NOAA Activity Book
MPA Toolkit and Lesson Plan (Grades K-2)
MPA Toolkit and Lesson Plan (Grades 3-5)
MPA Coloring Book (Bilingual)
Salmon and Trout Educational Materials
Salmon School - Wild Salmon Center
Science Curriculum - Monterey Bay Aquarium (From Pre-K through High School)

Additional resources

2020 Marine Endangered Species Art Contest
Climate Kids - NASA
NOAA Resource Collections
San Diego Zoo Kids
San Francisco Zoo Educational Resources