A program of the Lawrence Hall of Science that seeks to increase ocean literacy through informal and formal education initiatives
Marine Activities, Resources & Education

Lawrence Hall of Science

The Lawrence Hall of Science Programs for Schools & Community Groups offer several programs for school sites and at the Hall. Assemblies: Dazzling science-on-stage presentations that involve your enthusiastic audience. Perfect for large groups. Workshops: Every student becomes a scientist, immersed in innovative, hands-on science and math activities. Choose from dozens of workshops for all grades in earth science, life science, math, computers, and physical science. Festivals: Involve the whole school community in science and math learning. Great for your open house or school fair.

Life on the Edge: A guide to Pacific Coastal Habitats

Produced in conjunction with the Seattle Aquarium, Life on the Edge explores key Pacific coastal habitats from Alaska to California. Meet the residents of sandy beaches, eelgrass beds, rocky shores, estuaries and kelp forests. Includes discussions of: coastal geology, tides, intertidal zonation, key elements of each habitat, and their residents. Comes with a Teacher's Guide. DVD - $ 22.50. VHS - $ 29.95. American Library Association "2005 Notable Children's Video"

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Planet Earth series (Discovery Channel)

More than five years in the making, Planet Earth redefines blue-chip natural history filmmaking and continues the Discovery Channel mission to provide the highest quality programming in the world.

Award-winning actress and conservationist Sigourney Weaver narrates this 11-part series. You'll be amazed by never-before-seen animal behaviors, startling views of locations captured by cameras for the first time and unprecedented high-definition production techniques.

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Secrets of the Ocean Realm

Explore the fascinating and extraordinary behavior of creatures deep within their undersea world. This stunning new series presents never-before-seen behaviors of sharks, whales, dolphins and many other unusual marine animals. Dive into the submarine forests of giant kelp in the Northeastern Pacific. Examine the complex behaviors marine creatures employ to spawn, escape predators and survive.

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Deep Blue

DEEP BLUE is an innovative motion picture experience that sets off
on an epic, emotion-filled voyage through the last great frontier on earth: the ocean. Diving into the unexplored liquid space that exists just beneath the surface of our planet, DEEP BLUE takes audiences to awesome realms where humans, and especially cameras, have rarely dared
to go: darting with lightning speed through fierce schools of sharks,
riding over stormy waves with massive killer whales, fighting for
survival with families of polar bears and seals, and even plunging

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Oceans Alive! (Parts 1-4)

Oceans Alive! encourages students to ask questions and share their experiences about the sea. Programs show life from all of the world's oceans. Topics explore aspects of sea animal and plant life, the structure of natural sea communities, and the relationship of humans to the sea. Filmed in the wild, the series goes to great lengths to show marine life in its natural habitat. Filming sites include the Red Sea, Bahamas, Gulf of Mexico, Grand Cayman Islands, Florida, Costa Rica, and the Sea of Cortez.

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Dancing With the Earth

Mother Earth has a new ally on viedeo with this concert-cum-music-videotape from the "Slugs." Like their natural counterparts, the band is surrounded by redwoods on stage. By the tape's end, they become trees as they exhort their young audience to sing and dance to "I'm a Tree." Other songs extol marshlands as ducks go "Butts Up" to eat, tidepools in the colorful on-location "Tidepool Boogie," and the food chain in "Dirt Made My Lunch."

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Eyewitness Shell

Amazing and diverse, shells represent a dynamic solution for survival in nature and its greatest architectural achievement. Although seashells have long been sought by collectors as objects of beauty, you will also learn of a shelled mollusk famous for sinking ships. Understand why architects have long studied shells as models of stupendous strength and amazing design. All ages. 35 minutes. #V-7206. $12.95.

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The Beach: A River of Sand

Encyclopaedia Britannica is proud to present its award-winning and best-selling educational videos, ideal for classroom instruction or at-home teaching. An analysis of currents produced by waves proves that most of the net movement of sand is usually along the shore. The program demonstrates that the beach is thus a river of sand which exists between land and breaking waves.

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Marine Careers

Describes opportunities in marine transportation, science, technology, recreation and tourism, uniformed services, environmental management, and commercial fishing. Grades 7 to adult. 18 min. $15 Available from University of Delaware SeaGrant at http://www.ocean.udel.edu/seagrant/education/careers.html

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