Arctic Adventure Maze

Created by: Ocean Wise

Through this game, children will learn the challenges animals (either beluga or polar bears) face when travelling in the arctic.
Apr 29th, 2020

Ask An Expert

Created by: Ocean Wise

A new video series brought to you from Ocean Wise experts! In each video, an Ocean Wise expert answers questions about a topic in ocean health and literacy. Join us for more talks (coming soon)!
Apr 29th, 2020

Coral Reefs: Build & Battle

Created by: Ocean Wise

Reefs are biodiversity hotspots and provide safety and housing for many different ocean creatures. Unfortunately, they are under stress from human use and ocean warming/acidification due to climate change. The good news is that organizations like Ocean Wise are working to help combat these conservation issues to help the reefs flourish again. Everyone has a role in protecting our oceans and there are many things you can do from home to help. This activity helps explore at home conservation actions that can help save the reef home of our favourite ocean creatures.
Apr 29th, 2020

Education Kits

Created by: Ocean Wise

Here you'll find free education kits full of lesson plans, activities and resources to bring ocean literacy to the classrooms to educate, equip and empower students to be ocean stewards. Each education kit has a theme spread out over 7 lessons per age group: elementary, middle years and secondary. Each education kit is accompanied with a custom made student workbook and additional resources.
Apr 29th, 2020

Enseignement sur le plastique dans les océans

Created by: Ocean Wise

Le plastique est omniprésent dans nos océans et il va falloir une transformation profonde de la conscience et des activités de l'humanité concernant les océans pour assurer une vie saine et durable sur cette planète. Nous croyons que c'est possible! Mais nous avons besoin de votre aide. Nos jeunes doivent être sensibilisés à leur propre utilisation du plastique et à l'impact direct de leurs actions sur l'environnement qui les entoure. Grâce à ces ressources, nous espérons que les jeunes deviendront des leaders du changement.
Apr 29th, 2020

Explainers videos

Created by: Ocean Wise

An assortment of education videos that explain all sorts of under the sea phenomenons. From in the ins and outs of sea level rise to the reasons behind declining shark populations, this video series answers all sorts of questions about our oceans.
Apr 29th, 2020

Fish Tank Challenge

Created by: Ocean Wise

Ocean Wise’s Fish Tank contest will allow aspiring environmentalists, entrepreneurs, and engineers to pitch their solutions to ocean issues to a panel of Ocean Wise staff. We want solutions and inventions to be as creative as possible. You can invent any technology you would like, without needing to explain the details of how your invention would function. Contestants can assume they have unlimited funding for their solutions. You must create a maximum 4-minute video presentation or script describing what you decided to tackle and what your solution is.
Apr 29th, 2020

Home Learners Community

Created by: Ocean Wise

Welcome to the Home Learners Workshop Series! This is the collaborative space where students, parents and home educators will have the opportunity to see what our home learners are learning each week. Check back for pictures, post-program resources, and engaging discussions that you may participate in.
Apr 29th, 2020

Mobile Prog. Educator Lesson Plans

Created by: Ocean Wise

These educator lesson plans were developed by Ocean Wise Mobil Programs to engage folks across Canada in fun, engaging ocean education and ocean literacy. Lesson plans are available in French and English.
Apr 29th, 2020

Mobile Prog. Student Worksheets

Created by: Ocean Wise

Ready to print worksheets to help your class access prior knowledge, make predictions and reflect on their AquaVan visit.
Apr 29th, 2020

National Dialogue Online Classroom

Created by: Ocean Wise

Welcome to the Ocean Action Page! In this community you will find the activities, resources, and dialogues between youth across Canada and around the world - who have collaborated to make a difference in their communities, their schools and their countries. With the guidance of expert mentors as well as communicating with each others, youth around the world are taking up the challenge of conservation and impacting the world around them.
Apr 29th, 2020

Ocean Bridge Community Space

Created by: Ocean Wise

Ocean Bridge connects Canadian youth from coast to coast to coast empowering them to make a difference towards ocean conservation. Each year 160 youth (ages 18-30) form a national team engaged in co-creating and delivering service projects for their home communities and two immersive learning journeys addressing Ocean Health and Ocean Literacy in Canada. The youth are separated into four cohorts of 40, each focused on one of these important marine areas in Canada: the Pacific, the Great Lakes, the St. Lawrence and the Atlantic.
Apr 30th, 2020

Ocean Fishbowl

Created by: Ocean Wise

Science communication is important as it helps the public to understand science in their daily life and educate them about the threats that the Earth is facing so that citizens can make informed decision for a sustainable future. Ocean fishbowl is a take on the classic family game charades. In this version there are three rounds to decide the ultimate winner.
Apr 29th, 2020

Ocean Literacy Educator Resource Library

Created by: Ocean Wise

Welcome to the Educator Resource Library - your guide to incorporating Ocean Literacy into your classroom. Ocean literacy is the understanding of the ocean's influence on you, and your influence on the ocean, but that is a very broad definition. The ocean is a wondrous and complex place. The better we understand the ocean, the more we see how closely intertwined human lives are with this vital resource. We can teach a variety of subjects through the lens of ocean literacy, develop students' inquiry skills and creativity.
Apr 29th, 2020

Ocean Literacy Elementary Course

Created by: Ocean Wise

Dear Students, Welcome to the Ocean Literacy Course! By going through the 7 key principles of this course you will develop an understanding of how everyone is connected to the ocean, and how the ocean impacts our lives as much as we impact the ocean. In the Ocean Literacy course you will have the chance to earn badges by completing each section of the course. There are also bonus badges to be won by completing the assignments.
Apr 29th, 2020

Ocean Literacy Middle School Course

Created by: Ocean Wise

Dear Students, Welcome to the Ocean Literacy Course! By going through the 7 key principles of this course you will develop an understanding of how everyone is connected to the ocean, and how the ocean impacts our lives as much as we impact the ocean. In the Ocean Literacy course you will have the chance to earn badges by completing each section of the course. There are also bonus badges to be won by completing the assignments.
Apr 29th, 2020

Ocean Literacy Online Course

Created by: Ocean Wise

Ocean Wise has combined our expert knowledge in ocean science, our ongoing research, and passion for the ocean to bring you Ocean Literacy Courses. These interactive and comprehensive online classrooms are perfect for educators and students to deepen their understanding and appreciation of the ocean.
Apr 29th, 2020

Ocean Literacy Secondary School Course

Created by: Ocean Wise

Welcome to the Secondary Level Ocean Literacy Course on the Ocean Wise Online Learning Environment. On this platform we have created an international course based on the 7 key principles designed for secondary level students to develop an understanding of how we impact the ocean and how the ocean influences us. For each section there are Badges to earn. You should complete all associated assignments before you can take the Principle quiz and earn your badge. If you complete all 7 of the Ocean Literacy Principle badges you may take the Final Quiz and Written Assignment to complete the course!
Apr 29th, 2020

Ocean-themed Colouring Sheets

Created by: Ocean Wise

Colour and learn about your favourite underwater animals!
Apr 29th, 2020

Online Oceans

Created by: Ocean Wise

This hub houses resources for physical distance-friendly learning for all ages. Our educators and animal experts at Ocean Wise and the Vancouver Aquarium have compiled these resources for kids to learn to care for the ocean – and the animals in it – from the comfort of your living room. Content is updated regularly and has spaces for children ages 2-18, young adults, educators, and parents.
Apr 29th, 2020

Plastic Education Kits

Created by: Ocean Wise

Plastic is everywhere in our oceans and it’s going to take a deep, transformational change in humanity’s consciousness and activities regarding the oceans to ensure healthy, sustainable life on this planet. We believe this is possible! But we need your help. Our youth need to be made aware of their own plastic use and how their actions will have a direct impact on the environment around them. Through these resources we hope youth will become leaders of change - and this all starts in your classroom.
Apr 29th, 2020

Seafood Education Kits

Created by: Ocean Wise

Over one billion people depend on seafood as their primary source of protein. As the global population continues to grow, the need for sustainable and healthy protein sources is key and seafood will play an important role. Resources from our world’s oceans are not as unlimited as we once thought. Choosing to eat sustainable seafood helps to ensure that we will be able to continue to enjoy seafood for generations to come.
Apr 29th, 2020

Urchin, Otter, Kelp Game

Created by: Ocean Wise

In this game, you learn how urchins, otters, and kelp are all interconnected! Using a fun game, you can learn all about these ecosystems interactions and the interconnectedness of these species.
Apr 29th, 2020

Vancouver Aquarium Teacher Resources

Created by: Ocean Wise

Self Directed visits are an excellent way to get your students engaged in marine life, with the flexibility to customize your day in a way that works best for you. The Vancouver Aquarium is home to over 5,000 animals of over 750 different species. This page is a asset for you to use throughout your Self Directed Visit. Here you will find resources for planning your visit, activities for your students, as well as follow up activities for your class. Students can apply what they learned during their visit by contributing to the Blogs, Discussion Boards, or Gallery.
Apr 29th, 2020

Virtual AquaSchool

Created by: Ocean Wise

Aquaschool with an online-spin! Our goal is to engage students through a personalized experience that ignites their passion for conservation and incorporates their prior knowledge and interests as they learn about real-world issues. AquaSchool will equip your students with the skills to become better observers, creative critical thinkers, and youth ambassadors in a rapidly changing environment.
Apr 29th, 2020

Wet Lab Biologist Talks

Created by: Ocean Wise

A video series brought to you direct from our Ocean Wise Wet Labs! This video series explores different animals within the wet lab and takes a deep dive in the biology of these amazing critters through inquiry-based learning and the power of remote learning technology.
Apr 29th, 2020

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