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

Crab Cove

Crab Cove is a marine reserve at Crown Memorial State Beach. This is an excellent place to observe sandy beach processes as well as intertidal plants and animals. Pond programs are also available with a focus on local plants and birds. The southern end of the beach is a saltwater marsh with a large variety of shorebirds and waterfowl including the endangered Clapper Rail. Call for a reservation form. Application deadlines for mail-in lottery of first Monday in May for summer prgorams, first Monday in Auygust for autumn programs, and first Monday is December for spring programs.

The Ocean Adventure

The oceans come to you with unique, virtual underwater expeditions. Marine biologist and underwater photographer team, Wayne and Karen Brown, bring their world-wide ocean explorations to life with their high-energy, fast-paced, multimedia presentations that combine actual specimens, biological models, life-sized (or larger-than-life) inflatable animals, unique props, costumes, creative dramatics, storytelling techniques, high-tech SCUBA diving equipment, audience participation, and breathtaking underwater photography/videography.

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Test Resource, Gr 3

Test the Resource Upload feature. Uploading the Carolina OSS 3-5 flier.pdf from Sara's e-blast back in May advertising:


Ocean Sciences Sequence for Grades 3–5
2-day Educator Professional Development
July 23-24, 2012

At the Lawrence Hall of Science, University of California Berkeley


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The Blue Planet - Seas of Life

This BBC series of 8 fifty-minute programs, is one of the most comprehensive explorations of the Earth's ocean. From the deep to the shore, from pole to pole the series reveals extraordinary life and behavior that had never before been filmed. In some cases the species were only recently known to scientists.

"Ocean World," "Frozen Seas," "Open Ocean," "The Deep," "Seasonal Seas" (great for Kelp Forest), "Coral Seas," "Tidal Seas," and "Coasts"

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The Life of Birds

The definitive series on the most colorful, popular and perfectly adapted creatures on earth, The Life of Birds traverses the globe, covering 42 countries and examining over 300 different species. Calling upon the immense skills of many of the world's top wildlife cameramen and women, and pushing filming technology to the limits, new behavior is brought to the screen in staggering detail. Infra-red cameras find oilbirds deep in pitch black caves.

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The Shape of Life

This compelling eight hour series and accompanying outreach materials, tells the story of the great diversity of animal life on Earth. The Shape of Life was produced by Sea Studios Foundation for National Geographic Television and Film in association with PBS. The initiative was recognized for its science-based content, style, storytelling, pioneering techniques in underwater and deep-sea filmmaking, and integrated outreach model that achieved high levels of public participation.

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Wild California

Wild California takes you to several natural habitats found in California, such as Pacific Coast, Salt Marsh, Oak Woodlands, Yosemite, Low Desert. This video was originally created to accompany the fabulous Wild California exhibit at the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco.

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World Alive

The wonder of life: The splendor of birth and growth, the grace of motion, the drama of survival, the beauty of courtship and renewal. This video profiles the myriad creatures of the planet, their activities and interactions.

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Yellowlegs, Eelgrass and Tideflats

Spectacular footage of wetlands surrounding Puget Sound. In particular, this video includes images of many different types of shore birds and their feeding strategies. General audiences. WA State Dept. of Ecology also has other teaching materials available. Write or call for details.

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Slugs at Sea

The Slugs sing about ocean habitats! This recording was produced in cooperation with the Oceanic Society and follows the MARE Ocean Immersion K-8 curriculum. It's perfect for teachers who present units in marine studies. Each song relates to a different marine habitat that is studied in the curriculum: Songs include:

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