Fun Activity Centre & Learning Resources
We know it’s a juggling act right now with the kids at home. That’s why 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. So dive in.
Content will be updated regularly. Check back often.
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Missed a live-stream? Dive into the archives!
Exploring by the Seat of your Pants full programs are available on YouTube.
Connected North Programming available at all times on the Connected North website.
About our Live-Stream Programs
Through our two unique live-stream series, Connected North and Exploring by the Sea of your Pants, we broadcast live events to tens of thousands of students each month and bring the ocean into your living room and classrooms.
Before or after each live presentation, families and educators can join the Ocean Literacy Online Learning Environment to find out more, ask questions on our discussion boards, and earn digital badges to help celebrate and share learning outcomes.
NEW! Looking for something more personal than our public live-streamed learning events? During the extended break, we’ve opened up our Virtual AquaClass program – normally reserved for schools – for parents to book privately for their kids (or for multiple families, each from their own living room). Each 45-minute Virtual AquaClass session allows your kids to meet online with an Ocean Wise Educator to dive deeper into learning topics like “Careers in Conservation,” “Reptiles and Amphibians” and more. Programs include an interactive presentation, multi-media visuals, and Q&A time between kids and our educators and experts. Ask us how to include multiple families in your Private Virtual Aquaclass – each family from the comfort of their own home.
Proceeds from your Virtual AquaClass support the work of Ocean Wise Conservation Association.
Plastic free granola bars
Full curriculum educational kits
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.
Ocean literacy is the understanding of the ocean and our relationship with it.
Ocean Plastics Education Kit
Plastic is everywhere in our oceans, we want to help change that.
Sustainable Seafood Education Kit
As the global population continues to grow, the need for sustainable and healthy protein sources is key and seafood will play an important role.
YouthToSea Leadership Program
Youth Leadership Community
Shoreline Cleanup Online Activities
Our Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup program is bringing the shoreline to you. Our team has compiled fun activities for kids (and adults!) Learn about the impacts of plastic debris and other forms of litter and engage in ways you can help keep our ocean and fresh waters healthy.