Ocean Explorers: Endangered Species | Kids Out and About Pittsburgh

Ocean Explorers: Endangered Species

*The event has already taken place on this date: Wed, 01/05/2022
Ocean Explorers is an online after school program that investigates marine science through the world of marine mammals. Over the course of four different sessions, children learn about a diversity of marine mammals, their adaptations, and what life is like living under the sea!

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Join us in becoming an Ocean Steward and investigate the wonderful world of marine mammals! Explorers will craft sea lions, puzzle through activities, navigate as a Right Whale, and lead their Vaquita to victory in a game verse the teachers! With these animals threatened to near extinction, what can YOU do to help?

Session I: New Zealand Sea Lions- Discover the most “rare” sea lion in the world and how humans are helping to boost their population! Explorers will learn about the tale of “Mum” and how she brought sea lions back to the main islands! Explorers will get crafty and make a sea lion face and mane!

Session II: Vaquitas- With only 10 suspected individuals left in the world, learn about the smallest cetacean on the planet, how they became critically endangered and lessons learned in the effort to save them! Can you determine the difference between a porpoise and a dolphin, become an expert and help us ID these animals in the wild. Explorers will challenge our teachers as they lead their Vaquita to victory by making its way through obstacles at sea!

Session III: North Atlantic Right Whales- These massive whales weigh in at 140,000 pounds and are the world’s most endangered large whale species! In this session, explorers will learn about the threats to these animals and how they can help. Can you help Riley the Right Whale navigate her way through the ocean? Try your flipper at helping her get past natural and unnatural threats through an adventure game!

Session IV: Guadalupe Fur Seals- Did you know that PMMC rescues Guadalupe fur seals? Learn more about previous patients we have helped and their stories! Explorers will get crafty as they puzzle through piecing together what makes a fur seal and an eared seal!

Number of online sessions per program: 4

Session lengths: 1.5 hours

Time: Session I (1 PM PST) or Session II (4PM PST)

Dates: Every Wednesday in the month of January- January 5th, 12th, 19th and 26th.

Ages: 8 to 12

Class size: limited to 20 participants per session

Cost per participant: $130.00; Full payment at registration is required to hold a spot for your child.

What supplies will I need?  PMMC will mail a fun kit to you ahead of time which will contain most of the materials your child will need. Other things to have on hand during the program, which are not included in the kit: Scissors, glue, scotch tape, pencils, markers, or crayons.

Refunds: Are only provided for medical emergencies verified by a doctor. Reimbursement is not given for any missed days or cancellations. All proceeds from Ocean Explorers go to the medical care and treatment of our seal and sea lion patients.

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Emily Morris
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