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SeaKeepers Educational Outreach Resources

Thanks for your interest in SeaKeepers’ educational resources, explore below for more information! When it comes to ocean conservation, education is just as important as research. The goal of our resources is to provide fun, interesting ways to engage the next generation in environmental conservation. We are proud to offer both in-person and online activities for children of different ages, all free of charge! There are lots of ways to get your kids or school group involved with SeaKeepers education. We work with marine educators and other non-profits to provide classrooms and small groups with local marine biology field trips, and also have online resources available for classes that are unable to travel. If you are interested in working with SeaKeepers to create a marine conservation experience for your class, whether in-person or remote, please contact me directly. I can’t wait to hear from you!

- Maggie Winchester, Program Associate
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Educational Outreach

SeaKeepers outreach events have focused around marine wildlife, instrument deployments, plastic pollution, sustainability practices, and more. SeaKeepers staff work closely with the yacht owner to determine the appropriate type of group and outreach.

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Educational Floating Classrooms

Through the DISCOVERY Yacht program, SeaKeepers staff works closely with yacht owners to increase programming for kids aboard vessels. Our “Floating Classroom” program connects school groups with local marine educators who teach them about local waters and marine conservation. If you are a teacher or parent looking for hands-on opportunities to get your kids excited about ocean conservation, or a marine educator looking for more opportunities to work with students, please contact us!

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Monthly Beach Cleanups

Join us monthly to help reduce plastic pollution! SeaKeepers hosts monthly beach cleanups on Hobie Beach, Virginia Key and other cleanups around Miami each month. We’re happy to accommodate private groups and classrooms, and can provide community service hours upon request. If you’re interested in facilitating your own beach cleanup in your local area, contact us below.

Educational Lesson Plans

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Lesson Plan 1: Food Webs

Built around the first episode of SeaKeeper’s Documentary Series, this lesson plan teaches about food webs and describes the effects of trophic cascades. The full lesson plan package includes a presentation, lesson instructions and worksheets, and an activity. This lesson is designed for grades 4-6.

For access to supporting materials, including lesson powerpoints, email [email protected]

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Lesson Plan 2: Trophic Cascades

Built around the first episode of SeaKeeper’s Documentary Series, this lesson focuses more deeply on the causes of trophic cascades and introduces students to scientific literature. The full lesson plan package includes a presentation, lesson instructions, worksheets with student discussion questions, scientific articles, and a guide to reading scientific literature. This lesson is designed for grades 8-10.

For access to supporting materials, including lesson powerpoints, email [email protected]

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Lesson Plan 3: Ocean Plastic

Built around the second episode of SeaKeepers’ Documentary Series, this lesson plans focuses on how plastic can end up in every part of our oceans due to differences in plastic densities. The full lesson plan package includes a presentation, lesson instructions and worksheets, and an activity. This lesson is designed for grades 4-6.

For access to supporting materials, including lesson powerpoints, email [email protected]

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Lesson Plan 4: Microplastics

Built around the second episode of SeaKeepers’ Documentary Series, this lesson plan explains how plastic degrades into microplastics, and focuses on the difficulty of removing plastic once it is too small. The full lesson plan package includes a presentation, lesson instructions and worksheets, and an activity. This lesson is designed for grades 8-10.

For access to supporting materials, including lesson powerpoints, email [email protected]

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SeaKeepers Ocean Trivia

Are you up to date with your ocean facts? Try our Ocean Trivia and test your knowledge!

Testimonials

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“The kids loved the activity, even though it was challenging. I love that it made them think and use math! It did help them gain a better understanding of the food web, and why it’s so important that we take care of our oceans (and other habitats).”

- Mrs. Spencer, Grades 4, Murtaugh Elementary

Participating Schools

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