Under the Sea Activities for Parents and Teachers - Oceana

Resources for Parents and Teachers

Explore the resources we have available for students wanting to learn more about the oceans, the animals that live in them, and the people that rely on them!

Who is Oceana?

Oceana is the largest international advocacy organization dedicated solely to ocean conservation. Oceana is rebuilding abundant and biodiverse oceans by winning science-based policies in countries that control one-quarter of the world’s wild fish catch. With more than 300 victories that stop overfishing, habitat destruction, oil and plastic pollution, and the killing of threatened species like turtles, whales, and sharks, Oceana’s campaigns are delivering results. A restored ocean means that 1 billion people can enjoy a healthy seafood meal every day, forever. Together, we can save the oceans and help feed the world.

KELP are free, downloadable marine science activities that encourage curiosity in kids and help them explore their surroundings. With simple materials and minimal preparation, these dynamic lesson plans address important ocean health issues including plastic pollution, overfishing and climate change. Register for KELP →

Did you have a bake sale, lemonade stand, 5K race, or other fundraising effort to help save the oceans with your class? You can donate the funds you raised online as well as send us your photos! Donate Now →

Adopt a Pet for Your Classroom

Symbolically adopt a classroom pet from our Adoption Center and then share your adventures with us! Tag us on Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook for a chance to be featured.

Use our digital species flashcards to help young ocean enthusiasts enhance their vocabulary and literacy skills while learning fun facts about some of the incredible species that rely on our oceans. Download Here →

Discover new ways you can make waves for our oceans with a fun, interactive game of Wavemaker Bingo. Cross off five squares across or diagonally to get B-I-N-G-O! Download Now →

Read our tips and tricks on how you can throw an ocean-friendly birthday party to celebrate your favorite ocean enthusiast! Read More →

Download our printable coloring pages here >> Download Here →

Choose from our available classroom pledges and help turn the tide to reduce single-use plastic consumption, defend endangered species such as the North Atlantic right whale, and restore the world's oceans. Download Here →

Did you know that a group of sharks is called a shiver? Ever wondered just how big a Giant Pacific Octopus can grow? Visit Oceana's YouTube channel for additional educational content about our beautiful blue oceans and the creatures that call them home. Watch Here →

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Classroom Fact Sheets

NORTH ATLANTIC RIGHT WHALES

IN DANGER OF EXTINCTION

THE PROBLEM WITH PLASTIC

USED FOR A MOMENT, HERE FOREVER

THE TRUTH ABOUT RECYCLING

IS IT REALLY THE BEST SOLUTION?

SOMETHING'S FISHY

LEARN MORE ABOUT RESPONSIBLE FISHING

Need Help?

Contact us any time at wavemaker@oceana.org or call 202.688.7345. We’ll be happy to help and we thank you for your support!

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