Learning should be fun, so our staff created some ‘edu-taining’ quizzes and activities, simple experiments and video presentations to help keep kids of all ages engaged and informed!


NEW!

IBIS: Una verdadera historia de ballenas leído por Paulette Durazo
IBIS: A True Whale Story, read by Paulette Durazo

QUIZZES

THE OCEAN: It covers about 71% of the globe, feeds billions of people, and produces about 70% of the oxygen in our atmosphere. What else do you know about it? 


WATER QUALITY: Where does pollution originate from and why is it so important to keep our ponds, rivers and oceans clean?


MATCHING HATCHLINGS
Download THIS PDF file, print, cut along the dotted lines, shuffle, then start reuniting the moms and their babies!

 

 


EXPERIMENTS

These simple activities teach children how our oceans work. No special equipment required!

HOW DO DEEP OCEAN CURRENTS FORM?


COASTAL EROSION Make some waves and move the land!


DOES WATER FLOAT? And if it does, why?


CLEANING UP OIL SPILLS. When oil is spilled into the ocean it can harm everything that lives in, on and beside the water, so it’s important to clean it out as quickly and safely as possible.


VIDEO PRESENTATIONS

SPOTTING WHALES FROM SHORE
Presented by Jesse Mechling, Director of Marine Education
In spring and summer it’s possible to see whale from the beaches of Cape Cod. Jesse will show you how to identify the different species using features like the shape of their spout, fins and flukes.


BABYSITTING BABY SQUID
Presented by Owen Nichols, Director of the Marine Fisheries Research Program
Owen discusses the vital role that local commercial fishermen have in his studies of squid egg distribution and development.


RIGHT WHALE UPDATE
Presented by Dr. Charles “Stormy” Mayo, Director of the CCS Right Whale Ecology Program
There are only about 400 North Atlantic right whales left in the world, and every spring more than half of the population visits Cape Cod Bay to feed and socialize. Stormy explains why the Bay is so important to the whales, and how – with you help – our research and rescue teams protect and preserve this critically endangered species.
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VIRTUAL TOUR OF THE WHALE RESCUE BOAT, R/V IBIS
Presented by Maria Harvey, member of the CCS Marine Animal Entanglement Response (MAER) team.
A unique opportunity to learn about the tools and techniques used by our MAER crew to disentangle whales and other marine animals.
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COOL MARINE ANIMALS
Presented by Jesse Mechling, Director of Marine Education
These short presentations take a deep dive into life and habits of some of the Jesse’s favorite marine animals.
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1. Horseshoe Crabs
2. Humpback Whales
3. Atlantic Blue Crab
4. Northern Elephant Seals
5. Gray Whales
6. Green Sea Turtles
7. Galapagos Sea Lions
8. Mola Mola
9. Coral
10. Orca
11. Manta Ray

Contact Us

Entanglement Hotline: (800) 900-3622
ccs@coastalstudies.org
(508) 487-3622
5 Holway Avenue
Provincetown, MA 02657
(508) 487-3623

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