Marine Mammal Senses

(Ages 5 to 8)


Learn about the sensory systems of different marine mammals and how they relate to humans. Learn how these adaptations help marine mammals live in the ocean environment.

Multimedia presentation includes:

·         What are mammals

·         What are the major groups of marine mammals

·         What senses sea lions, dolphins and other marine mammals share with humans

·         What senses are unique to marine mammals

·         How senses help marine mammals adapt to life in the ocean

·         Threats to marine mammals and ways to be good environmental stewards

·         Questions and Answers

Core Ideas:

·         LS 1.A – Structure and Function

·         LS 1.D – Information Processing

·         ESS 3.C – Human Impacts on Earth Systems


Adaptations, senses, echolocation, vibrissae, reduce, recycle, admire

Connection Technology (*For Distance Learning):

We use Zoom to connect with participants. The education department will send you a link with instructions on how to connect with us for the test call as well as the presentation on the day of your program. In order to insure your presentation goes smoothly, a five-minute test call must be conducted one week prior to the presentation. Test calls are scheduled Monday through Friday between 10 am to 4 pm PST.