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Virtual Discovery Zone

During the current covid-19 pandemic, many of us are adjusting to a whole different way of working, learning, and sharing. Here at the National Marine Life Center, we know many families are facing increased challenges with home schooling and sheltering at home. To help, NMLC offers the following resources!

We’re here for you! If you have questions, comments, or suggestions, or if you would like to schedule a private virtual program or field trip, please e-mail education@nmlc.org. We offer virtual classes in a variety of topics!

September Discovery Zone Activities
(Visit our Event Calendar for additional information)

  • Patient Update LIVE! (Saturdays at 10 am) – update about our marine animal patients on Facebook Live.
  • Eat Like a Whale – Whales are incredible! There are 90 different species of whales, dolphins, and porpoise. They belong to two groups, those with baleen and those with teeth. Discover what these two groups eat and how they catch their food! Video Here
  • Marine Animal Medical Mystery TURTLES – learn what it takes to care for a marine animal when they arrive at NMLC. Practice with a stuffie at home as we guide you through with a video!
  • Tracking and Tagging Marine Animals – How do we learn where ocean animals spend their time, how fast they swim, and “how far they’ll go”? We can track and identify them with tagging devices! Learn all about how we tag and track ocean animals. Video 
  • Sea Turtles Behind the Scenes – Have you ever wondered how the National Marine Life Center cares for our Sea Turtle patients? Learn about what our sea turtles eat, what we give them to heal their shells, and how we get them ready to go back to the wild again. Video
  • Marine Animal Medical Mystery SEALS – learn what it takes to care for a marine animal when they arrive at NMLC. Practice with a stuffie at home as we guide you through with a video!
  • Backyard Explorer Scavenger Hunt – Curiosity is the beginning of scientific exploration! Get out of the house
    and explore what living things are thriving in your own back yard or
    nearby nature space. Bring your own tools like magnifying glass, binoculars, or nature journal!

On Demand Virtual Programs

Coloring Pages