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

A Day in the Salt Marsh

Enjoy A Day in the Salt Marsh, one of the most dynamic habitats on earth. Fun-to-read, rhyming verse introduces readers to hourly changes in the marsh as the tide comes and goes. Watch the animals that have adapted to this ever-changing environment as they hunt for food or play in the sun, and learn how the marsh grass survives even though it is covered by salt water twice a day. An activity on adaptations is included in the “For Creative Minds” section.

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Animals of the Seas and Wetlands

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Beaks and Feet

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Before and After: A Book of Nature Timescapes

For this beautiful children's book packed with animals, Jan Thornhill has painted jewel-like illustrations of wildlife in various natural environments, both "before" and "after" to show how things change over spans of time ranging from a few seconds to a year.

See what happens to the many animals in these places:
• a coral reef
• the African savannah
• wetlands in North America
• an Australian forest edge
• a meadow
• a South American rainforest
• a city schoolyard

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Biography of a Whooping Crane

Follows a year in the life of a family of whooping cranes from their summer home in Canada to their winter home in Texas.

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Birds of North America

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California Coastal Resource Guide

Depicts the varied natural and cultural resources of California's coast, including: coatal geography, wildlife, plant life, history, lighthouses, recreation, site-by-site descriptions of beaches, parks, campgrounds, hostels and missions.

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Colors of the Deep

Bright, striking underwater photography.

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Elkhorn Slough

Monterey Bay Aquarium Natural History Series. Biography of a coastal wetland with abundant marine and bird life. An excellent resource for teachers with accurate, accessible content and high quality photos and illustrations.

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Florida's Fabulous Waterbirds

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