"Fabulous! The NOAA staff were engaging and energetic. They had my class on the edge of their seats and eager to participate. They had students up and moving around to complete hands on activities and play games to further their understanding of bioacoustics. They were very knowledgeable as well as savvy with classroom management. A great experience!"

-Falmouth Teacher

Educational Resources

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Food Webs

Marine Mammal Adaptations and Climate Change

Marine Mammals in Our Backyard (Cape Cod Waters)

Threats Facing Marine Mammals

  • NOAA Marine Debris Coloring Book:   A coloring book combining fun activities and messages about marine debris.

  • Voices in the Sea:  Video and information on whale entanglement.

  • Balloons Blow:  Balloons have a huge impact on the marine environment. Before you set your next celebratory balloon free, learn here about where they go and how they affect wildlife.

  • NOAA Ocean Today:  Trash talk! Let's learn about some of the issues facing our ocean, and what we can do to help fix it. A collection of 2-minute videos based on current threats.

  • North Atlantic Right Whale Consortium Education Comittee: "Face-ing extinction:" A power point presentation and curriculum and teacher's guide on the endangered North Atlantic right whale.

  • West Coast Ocean Data Portal:  Visualize marine debris impacts with this interactive map that has many ocean data layers.

  • Plastic Soup:  Zoe Lewis sings about the plastic pollution and how we can help fix it.

  • NOAA/MML:  Marine Mammal lab information on marine mammals and careers involving them.


Games and Activities



  • All the Way to the Ocean by Joel Harper

  • The World Without Fish: How Kids Can Help Save the Oceans by Mark Kurlansky

  • Dolphins by Elizabeth Allen

  • Whales, Dolphins and Porpoises by Mark Carwardine

  • The Best Book of Whales and Dolphins by Christiane Gunzi

  • Whales and Dolphins Coloring Book (Dover Nature Coloring Book) by John Green

  • Whales by Seymour Simon

  • A Whale of a Tale!: All about dolphins porpoises and whales (Cat and the Hat's Learning Library) by Bonnie Worth

  • Is a Camel a Mammal (Cat and the Hat's Learning Library) by Tish Rabe

  • Who Eats What? Food Chains and Food Webs (Let's-Read-And-Find-Out-Science, Stage 2) by Patricia Lauger and Holly Keller

  • What if There Were No Sea Otter?: A Book about the Ocean Ecosystem (Food Chain Reactions) by Suzanne Buckingham Slade and Carol Schwartz

  • If a Dolphin Were a Fish by Loran Wlodarski

  • Make a Splash!: A Kid's Guide to Protecting Our Oceans, Lakes, Rivers, & Wetlands by Cathryn Berger Kaye, Philippe Cousteau, and EarthEcho International

  • Watershed Adventures of a Water Bottle by Jennifer Chambers

  • One Ocean A Guide for Teaching the Ocean in Grades 3 to 8: Environmental Literacy Teacher Guide Series, developed by National Geographic

Kid-friendly Search Engines

  • ARKive:  Search engine for info and pictures on endangered organisms.

  • Kids Search:

  • Non-Profit, add-free search engine supported by companies and educators.
  • ipl2: Search engine and libraian reference area where you can ask reference questions.

  • Kids Cick: Web search site designed for kids by librarians with kid-friendly results.

  • Enchanted Learning: Over 30,000 web pages of curriculum material.

  • Explore.org: Search through live cams, films, photos and more of wildlife.

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