Ocean Explorers Online After School Program
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Ocean Explorers is an online after school program designed for children 8-12. Over the course of this program, children learn about a diversity of marine mammals, their adaptations, and what they do to make a living under the sea. This program is hosted by enthusiastic and engaging instructors who lead your children through live chats, videos, presentations, interactive activities and/or crafts. No parent assistance is needed as this program comes with a kit that includes supplies needed for the program.
Ocean Explorers is a science and conservation-based program designed to build awareness and interest in the marine environment, creatures that call it home and science careers. This program supports a variety of Next Generation Science Standards. Ocean Explorers explores two separate themes: Mystery Mammals and Ocean Oddities.
Number of online sessions per program: 4
Session lengths: 1.5 hours
Time: Session I (1-2:30 PM PST) or Session II (4-5:30PM PST)
Dates: Every Wednesday in the month of February- February 1st, 8th, 15th, and 22nd.
Ages: 8 to 12
Class size: limited to 20 participants per session
Cost per participant: $130.00; Full payment at registration is required to hold a spot for your child.
What supplies will I need? PMMC will mail a fun kit to you ahead of time that will contain most of the materials your child will need. Other things to have on hand during the program, which are not included in the kit: Scissors, glue, scotch tape, pencils, markers, or crayons.
Refunds: Are only provided for medical emergencies verified by a doctor. Reimbursement is not given for any missed days or cancellations. All proceeds from Ocean Explorers go to the medical care and treatment of our seal and sea lion patients.
Join us in becoming an Ocean Steward and investigate the wonderful world of marine mammals! Explorers will craft harp seals, puzzle through activities, navigate through noise pollution as a rough toothed dolphin, and save a bowhead whale from entanglement!
Session I: Harp Seal- Did you know that Harp Seals are masters of disguise? With a changing appearance throughout their life they have an incredible camouflage adaptation! During this session, learn about the life of a harp seal, ID their chameleon-like fur, and create a fluffy harp seal pup!
Session II: Bearded Seal –Bearded seals are known for their long white whiskers, but did you know they use these whiskers to forage for food? Explorers will investigate the behaviors of the Bearded Seal and learn how they navigate through soft bottom sediment on the ocean floor through an interactive experiment!
Session III: Rough Toothed Dolphin – Underwater noise pollution is on the rise and disrupts the normal behavior of rough toothed dolphins. Learn about the Sanctuary Soundscape Monitoring Project and how scientists are studying underwater sounds! Explorers will investigate acoustic monitoring hot spots, document their findings, just like a marine mammal scientist!
Session IV: Bowhead Whale – Did you know that PMMC has a large whale entanglement response program? Learn about how our response team is trained and recent success stories! Through a hands-on simulation, explorers will learn how to disentangle a whale and then get crafty completing a baleen whale paper project!
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