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)
Bird Cams (Available 24/7)
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)

Recorded for later

Birch Aquarium Online Learning
California Academy of Sciences Virtual Programs (Grades K-8)
Cinicinnati Zoo Home Safari
Deep Dives into the Southern Ocean
Flipside Science (Middle School-High School)
International Ocean Film Festival films
Marine Biology at Home (High School-College)
Monterey Bay Aquarium Online Courses (Grades PreK-12)
Ocean School (Grades 6-9)
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
NOAA SciJinks
Rocky Intertidal Quiz
Salmon Challenges: The Return Upstream
Scripps Institution of Oceanography Games
San Diego Zoo Games
Virtual Dives - National Marine Sanctuaries

To download and print

Climate Kids Activity Book
Coloring Pages - Birch Aquarium
Coloring Pages - Catalina Island Conservancy
Coloring Pages - Monterey Bay Aquarium
Colors of Nature Lesson Plans
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
Shape of Life Lesson Plans
Science Curriculum - Monterey Bay Aquarium (From Pre-K through High School)

Additional resources

California Department of Education - Free Distance Learning Resources
Climate Kids - NASA
NOAA Resource Collections
San Diego Zoo Kids
San Francisco Zoo Educational Resources