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

My Friend The Porpoise

Illustrations and brief rhyming text introduce the ocean activities of a porpoise. On board pages.

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Naturescope: Birds, Birds, Birds!

Detailed illustrations enhance a comprehensive guide to birds featuring more than twenty-five activities that help young readers learn how humans affect the lives of birds, how birds influence humans, their migration patterns, and more.

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North American Waterfowl (National Audubon Society Pocket Guide)

Photos and detailed identification information for a wide variety of waterfowl.

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On the Way to the Beach

Gorgeous illustrations and a unique layout encourage the reader to make observations in a forest, at the edge of a salt marsh, on sand dunes, and on the beach. This transect approach provides an interesting perspective. Fold-out pages list the ecosystem inhabitants, and the reader can search the illustration for each plant, animal, or item. Picture keys at the back of the book allow the reader to identify the ecosystem inhabitants.

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Pelicans

From Ingram: A celebration of the pelican discusses the life cycles of the brown pelican and the American white pelican, the environment in which pelicans live, and more.

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Photographic Guide to the Shorebirds of the World

From Library Journal: Shorebirds (sandpipers, plovers, and their kin) are found throughout the world, mostly in wetlands, as implied by their name, but sometimes also in forests, grasslands, and even deserts. Many shorebirds have cryptic color patterns that make identification difficult, even to experienced birders. This photographic catalog of the group won't solve all identification problems, but it will help. All 212 living species are described in full detail and all but a few extreme rarities are depicted in about 700 color photographs.

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Rachel Carson: Friend of the Earth

A biography of the well-known conservationist and the author of the best-selling Silent Spring discusses Carson's childhood, her love of nature, her influences, and her stellar career

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Rivers and Oceans

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Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes

Sadako Sasaki was just two when the atom bomb was dropped on her home city of Hiroshima. Ten years later she developed leukemia. Facing long days in bed, Sadako spent the time folding paper cranes, for the legend holds that if a sick person folds 1,000, the gods will make her well again.

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Sail Away Little Boat

Through charming illustrations and rhyming verse, readers follow a toy sailboat on its journey from brook to river to sea. Along the way, the boat passes by a variety of habitats and creatures, from beetles to bears to bullfrogs.

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