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Ocean Science Box

Join us in learning more about our oceans and ocean science!

Your mini-oceanographers will go on a journey to the deep blue sea with six different projects. They’ll make their own “motion ocean” while learning about density and ocean wave formation, design coral reef bubble paintings, “save” felt sea life caught in nets, make glowing jellyfish for bath time, and more!

This Discovery Box celebrates ocean science, exploration, thinking, questioning, and creativity with fun projects to engage your kids for hours!

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Ocean Science Questions Answered by an Oceanographer!

We had the pleasure of hosting Sandra Turner, an oceanographer in our community, to answer your kids questions about Oceans!

Educational Videos

Ocean Science Exploration

If you’ve got little ones who are curious about the ocean, these kid-friendly videos will be right up their alley!


Activities for At-Home Learning

Want to take your kids’ on a deeper exploration of ocean science? You’re in luck!
At Green Kid Crafts we were blogging before blogging was a thing. We’ve got DIY activities for days to keep your kids entertained.
Below you’ll find ideas related to the theme of this box.

More At-Home Learning Resources

We’ve collected and curated even more ways for kids to learn about our oceans!
Podcasts, books, organizations, and more.

Worth a Listen

Worth a Listen

Brains On! Lighting the Way for Sea Turtles at Gulf Islands National Seashore

We don’t know much about the long life of a sea turtle, since it’s mostly spent in the ocean. When they do come ashore to lay their eggs, we know the babies use the moon and stars to guide them back to sea. But what happens when hotels and houses and streetlights compete for their attention?

Have a listen here to learn more about our sea turtle friends!

Tumble: The Journey to the Deepest Parts of the Ocean

Where is the deepest part of the ocean, and have we been there in person? Ocean explorer Gaelin Rosenwaks answers with an amazing story of the first explorers to dive to a mysterious place called Challenger Deep.

This episode of the Tumble Science Podcast for Kids is filled with awesome adventure, incredible risk, and awe-inspiring reward. This journey will change your understanding of the ocean.  Join the adventure here.

But Why: Why is the Sea Salty?

On this episode, the But Why? A Podcast for Curious Kids, heads to the coast of Maine to learn about why the sea is salty, how mussels get their shells and how model ships get in glass bottles.

Join them on this trip to discover why the sea is salty and more! Listen here.

Good Reads

Ocean: A Visual Encyclopedia by John Woodward

From the shimmering surface to the darkest depths, this breathtaking visual encyclopedia presents our blue planet as never before. Stunning photography and fascinating facts are spilling over in this essential guide to the oceans.

Take a dip in all the world’s waters to experience their incredible diversity. Make a splash in the icy Arctic waters before warming up in the tropical Indian Ocean. Experience the super size of mighty whales compared to swarms of tiny krill.

This is an adorable animal reference book that includes the sea’s high-interest animals, such as dolphins, sharks, and penguins, and introduces kids to some of its lesser-known creatures too.

With more than 100 charming animal photos with facts about the creatures’, this book will quickly become a favorite at storytime, bedtime, and any other time.

Ocean Anatomy by Julia Rothman

Take a deep dive into the wonders of the sea with this artistic exploration of the watery universe!

Colorful anatomical profiles of sea creatures from crustacean to cetacean, surveys of seafaring vessels and lighthouses, and the impact of plastic and warming water temperatures will entertain and educate readers of all ages.

Environmental Causes

Environmental Causes

Ocean Conservancy

Join the Ocean Conservancy’s movement to protect our oceans! They are working to protect the ocean from today’s greatest global challenges by creating science-based solutions for a healthy ocean and for the wildlife and communities that depend on it.

The ocean is our responsibility, we need to join forces to keep our ocean and our coastal communities healthy and prosperous.

The Ocean Conservancy works with millions of volunteers of all ages from around the world, on International Coastal Cleanup. The International Coastal Cleanup has become a beacon of hope, leading and inspiring action in support of our ocean. Over the years, this movement has created a family that spans oceans and country borders.

Consider volunteering with your family for the next International Coastal Cleanup!

The Marine Mammal Center

The ocean is in trouble and human activity threatens marine ecosystems that are vital to the health of our ocean and life on earth.

As a critical first responder to these threats, The Marine Mammal Center is leading the field in ocean conservation through marine mammal rescue, veterinary medicine, science, and education. Marine mammals are ecosystem indicators, and these animals provide insights into human and ocean health threats. They are taking action today to support a network of scientists to protect our shared ocean environment for future generations.

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