5 Awesome Ocean Science Education Resources


1. Virtual Youth and School Group Programs

Teachers and Youth Group Leaders
Connect your students to the ocean planet through your favorite Birch Aquarium programs — virtually! Students can meet and observe animals, explore and analyze data about changing conditions in ocean habitats, or ask questions about aquarium careers and current conservation issues. Bonus! Our programs are aligned with the Next Generation Science Standards. Learn more about our group programs here.

Financial aid is available – find out more.


2. Virtual After School Series

Parents and CaregiversOur new, multi-series will be offered in the Fall, Winter and Spring for grades K-5. Two ocean educators will build upon your kid’s curiosity, allowing them to join other learners as they explore ocean science in interactive and fun ways. Topics range from discovering ocean habitats and creatures to designing ocean engineering solutions. These after school programs are taught virtually.

See our upcoming sessions here.




3. Virtual Camps

Pre-K to Grade 5
Virtual camps during school breaks will give your young learners the opportunity to have fun and connect with other campers and aquarium naturalists. Through Zoom, campers will virtually explore habitats, learn about ocean animals, and engage with aquarium creatures.

Explore upcoming sessions here


4. Ocean and Science Activities 

All ages
Enjoy, explore, and create with Birch Aquarium at Home

  • Science Activities
  • Ocean Crafts
  • Coloring Pages for Kids and Adults

Discover our offerings and more here.


5. Interact With Our Live Kelp Cam

All ages
Explore Birch Aquarium’s Giant Kelp Forest exhibit live at any time on the Kelp Cam. Enjoy the calming scene, or engage in new ways with unique activities. 

  • Kelp Forest Bingo 
  • Animal Ethogram 
  • Nature Journaling 
  • Zen out to relaxing aquarium videos


Bonus: Want to meet the faces of the people who will be educating your kids or classes? Click here to put a name to those faces!