Chat with an Expert

Curious about marine mammals? Chat with an expert about them! Topics include: marine mammals-general, marine mammal rescue and rehabilitation, marine mammal conservation and law, marine mammal research, or marine mammal careers. After our program speaker introduces him/herself, your audience takes the lead by asking questions within one of those topic areas.


Program Format

1. Program speaker will briefly introduce themselves and the organization

2. Audience will ask questions

3. Program speaker will answer

4. Discussion will ensue


Program Objective

Participants will:

1. Explore marine mammal topics 

2. Engage in discussion

3. Develop an appreciation for marine mammals and ocean conservation

4. Develop an appreciation for careers revolving around marine science


Standards, Disciplinary Core Ideas, Cross Cutting Concepts and Science and Engineering Practices (Standards met dependent upon the topic area your group wishes to explore)

Science and engineering practices:

1.     Asking questions and defining problems

2.     Analyzing and interpreting data

3.     Obtaining, evaluating, and communicating information

Disciplinary Core Ideas

·        LS 1.A – Structure and Function

·        LS 1.C* – Organization for matter and energy flow in organisms

·        LS 1.D – Information Processing

·        LS2.B. Cycles of matter and energy transfer in ecosystems 

·        ESS 3.C – Human Impacts on Earth Systems

Crosscutting Concepts

·        Cause and effect

·        Structure and function

·        Stability and change