You can learn and help the Planet, virtually! To inspire the activist in each of us, we have collected some of our favorite online resources to foster a deeper connection to the oceans, wildlife, and the planet.
Action for Endangered Species. Our partners at the Endangered Species Coalition have created an array of educational resources, activities, and actions that you can take to protect endangered species.
Creative Coloring Companions. PangeaSeed Foundation has reached out to its ‘artivist’ community and has published seven volumes of original coloring pages accompanied by information on marine environmental issues, actions steps, and an artist statement. These beautiful coloring pages are inspiring for every age.
Earth School. The United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) and TED-ED have teamed up in response to the COVID-19 crisis to launch Earth School, an online platform which provides free, high-quality educational content to for students, parents and teachers around the world. Translated into 10 languages, Earth School features videos, reading materials and activities to help students gain an understanding of the environment and their role in it.
Explore.org. In collaboration with its global network of partners, Explore.org’s live cam collection is nicknamed ‘Pearls of the Planet’ because it allows people all over the world to experience wildlife and nature up close and personal in real time.
Learn about wolves. OPS is supporting the restoration of the gray wolf to Colorado. As ambassadors to the Rocky Mountain Wolf Action Fund (RMWAF), the OPS team is working to support the reintroduction of wolves to their historic and natural range. Learn more about wolves through Project Hero’s interactive Rocky Mountain Wolf Quest. To take action for wolves, our partners at Relistwolves.org have compiled a letter writing guide and coloring postcards to support wolf protection. Additional resources are available here.
Mongabay Resources for Students. Educators at Mongabay have put together online ecology units for grades Kindergarten through 5th grade. These diverse curricula are standards-based educational resources that center on the themes of ecology and conservation.
Ocean Connections. Made possible with funding from National Geographic Society COVID-19 Fund for Educators, Ocean Connections is a 5-day, hands-on climate curriculum made for adolescent students. Across 5 modules, students will be taught tools in solving the challenges that face our ocean and the rest of the planet.
Oceans Knowledge Base. Our friends at Shark Allies have consolidated a one-stop portal to facts, figures, and current research on sharks and the ocean realm. Dive deeper into a curated list of ocean-centric videos, books and online resources.
Oceanography Resource Guide for Water Studies. At this link you will find a diverse set of interactive lessons spanning K-12 educational learning levels. This link was provided by one of our young supporters who felt it would be a good complement to our other online resources. She was right!
Reefs Go Live! The Central Caribbean Marine Institute (CCMI) has released weekly education sessions and resources as part of its Reefs Go Live program.
Sustainable Human. Learn how whales change the climate, and wolves can change rivers in this diverse collection of videos compiled to evolve human consciousness by addressing the roots of our sustainability crises.