Distance Learning

Let us bring marine mammals to you! Our 30 to 45 minute distance learning programs are for K-12 classrooms, college groups, scout groups, after school groups, senior centers and more! Programs are tailored to your audience’s interests, grade level and/or age group. All programs are aligned with Next Generation Science Standards, Disciplinary Core Ideas, Cross Cutting Concepts and Science and Engineering Practices

Explore marine mammal rescue, rehabilitation, science and conservation through our live, interactive video connection. Your learners will see and hear from our informative experts and be able to ask questions and have discussions with them too! The technology is easy, the program is fun and affordable!

Availability: Monday through Friday between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. PST.

Cost: $50.00 per program, $75.00 for Ocean Emergency

Connection Technology: We use ZOOM to connect with participants. The education department will send you a link to connect with us for the program. All you have to do is click! We ask that you do not connect via WIFI.  In order to insure your program goes smoothly, please use an Ethernet cable to connect to the internet.


PROGRAM PRESENTATIONS

Meet the Patients - Marine Mammal Rescue, Rehabilitation, and Release

Meet patients being cared for at Pacific Marine Mammal Center’s hospital and hear their stories. Take a tour and observe procedures that help them recover. Discuss human impact on the animals and their environment and environmentally friendly practices that can help.

Marine Mammal Senses

A dynamic presentation comparing and contrasting sensory systems of marine mammals and humans and why they are different. Learn how marine mammals are exquisitely adapted to life in the ocean and discuss human impacts making it harder for them to use their senses for everyday living. 

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California Sea Lion Life History and Ecology

Learn about California sea Lion life history and ecology. Learn about what makes marine mammals unique and the classification of sea lions. Discover the habitat, life cycle, diet, predators and common behaviors of California sea lions. Explore human impacts on marine mammals and ways to be a good environmental steward.

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. Our program speaker says hello and then your audience takes the lead by asking questions within one of those topic areas.

Ocean Emergency

Learn about real world threats to marine mammals and the ocean as well as the urgent need to address them. Using problem solving and critical thinking skills, participants will collaborate to design a solution to alleviate one of the threats. This program raises the awareness of participants to the interconnection between people and the ocean and empowers them to help restore it. In the process they discover how science and engineering are important to ocean related careers.

This is a two-part distance learning event with an assignment in between.

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