Book a Discovery Kit!
Discovery Kits are a free hands-on resource that teachers and educators can bring into their classrooms. Each borrowable kit will bring ocean education to the forefront of young minds. To accompany our kits, Ocean Wise offers free "Ask an Expert" Q&A sessions to take student knowledge deeper.
Discovery Kits are a hands-on resource that teachers and educators can borrow to bring into their classrooms. Each kit includes “climate 101” information and discussion questions as well as a variety of artifacts such as: replica skulls, books, and interactive games that captivate students’ imagination and interest in the ocean.
An information sheet is provided to guide educators through activities designed to spark your student’s curiosity about their role in protecting the ocean. Students also have the opportunity to meet one of our Ocean Wise Education team members virtually, so that they can pose their questions!
Borrowing a kit is completely free and includes free shipping and return shipping to anywhere within Canada. Kits are borrowable for five working days.
Dive deeper with an Ocean Wise expert
To dive deeper, Ocean Wise also offers free, optional 30 minute “Ask an Expert” sessions! As your class engages with the Discovery Kit, take note of questions that come up and join an expert Ocean Wise educator for a virtual Q&A session exclusively for your class. Sessions are available every Friday. Look for the “book an Ask an Expert” session when you request your kit.
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Discovery Kits are offered in three themes
Learn about Canada’s north, and the animals and people who live there by building an Arctic food web. Ocean plastics are a phenomenon now found in the ocean around the world, including the Arctic Ocean. Engage your students in discussions about where plastic comes from, how plastic impacts climate change and what actions your students can take to make a positive impact on the ocean and the animals living there. Click for an itemized list of what's included in the kit!
Learn about the complex interdependent relationships that form the community of the coral reef. Journey with your students to learn about restoration projects and what people are doing to balance fisheries. Develop an understanding that changes in one food chain can have impacts on another. By exploring and understanding these systems, we can better understand how to protect them. Click for an itemized list of what's included in the kit!
Learn about the connection between one of the fastest growing plants on the planet, whales and mitigating climate change! This kit gives your students a chance to explore the connections between kelp, whales, ocean acidification and how the actions we take can have an impact far from our homes. Click for an itemized list of what's included in the kit!