Distance Learning Resources for Parents

Last updated:
September 2021
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Schmidt Ocean Institute Online Science Resources
Resources and online content ranging from robotics and engineering games to interactive science lesson plans and livestream deep ocean footage. #SchoolsOutScience

The Underwater World: Thriving Corals
A free online course for use in the classroom. Appropriate for middle school, high school and university students, this course takes students from photosynthesis, through polyps and reef types, to how to save the coral reefs.

NOAA Stay at Home Science Activities
NOAA’s most popular educational resources for learning about ocean and atmosphere.

Conservation in the Classroom (virtual learning)
Bring conservation and science to life with virtual learning events featuring WWF experts, who share stories about protecting species and habitats around the world.

Dalhousie Ocean School Learn from Home

Every Monday the Ocean School will share a new week of content, essentially a week long lesson plan using their available resources. Every day will include a piece of media and a complimentary assignment all using an ocean lens to teach a variety of subjects, such as science, math, social studies, and language arts. Both educators and parents can use Ocean School with their kids at home and the content is appropriate for kids in grades 6 to 9. Ocean School is available in French, English and soon in Spanish.

Our Climate Our Future
A collection of videos, lesson plans and activities about climate science, impacts and solutions, is well-suited for distance learning.

Ocean Protection Advocacy Kids (OPAK)
Free Ocean Themed Webinardfree ocean themed webinars
OPAK will be offering free ocean-themed webinars starting on Monday, March 23rd going through Thursday, March 26th. The webinars will begin at 1pm daily and last roughly 45-60 minutes and will be streamed via Zoom and YouTube live.  Webinar themes will include: plankton: What are they can why should I care about them? (Grades 6-12); Ocean Adaptations: Create Your Own Sea Creature (Grades 2-6); Marine Protected Areas: Why should we save the seas? (Grades 9-12); Ancient Tales: The Story of the Horseshoe Crab (All Ages).

World Ocean Video Channel
YouTube playlists include sustainability, culture, education climate, species and habitat, coral reefs, fresh water, deep sea, high seas, plastic pollution, adaptation, trade and transportation, ocean and human health, economics, energy, policy, people and the sea, biodiversity, and so much more.  

Skype a Scientist
A cool program that's going to be offering more livestreams than ever in the coming weeks.

Atlantic White Shark Conservancy Story Hour
Live readings of shark stories each day this week via Facebook Live.

Texas State Aquarium
Free limited edition Aquavision distant learning series.

Scholastic Learn From Home
For families. Day-to-day projects to keep kids reading, thinking and learning.

Earth Echo
Virtual events with scientists and field trips around the world.

Education While Physical Distancing at Home
Social solidarity through educational programs

Deep Dive into the Ocean Ecosystem with Whales
A learning tool about whales, interconnected species and organisms, climate change and humanity. A Cape Breton University Senior Seminar Community Action Project. Modules 1-22