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DIVE: An Inspiring Journey Through California's Marine Protected Areas
Save Our Shores, Virtual Planet Technologies, and Oceans360 have teamed up to create a virtual reality experience of our region’s Marine Protected Areas to offer middle school students a glimpse of these magnificent underwater treasures and learn why they are vital to the health of our oceans and a healthy future of all life on Earth.
In the VR experience students join an animated sea lion named Marina on a fun and educational journey in a Save Our Shores submarine observing and interacting with various species in Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) along the Central California and Southern California coastlines. You can try this immersive experience using an Oculus Quest headset, or on Vimeo 360º in the links below. Contact us to schedule this lesson with your students, or utilize the resources and lesson plan below to engage your students or children in the content.
where do i live?
virtual tidepool exploration and book reading
Grades: PreK - 5
Join Save Our Shores for an exploration of our rocky intertidal zones at Natural Bridges State Marine Reserve.
This activity begins with a reading of the book “In One Tidepool: Crabs, Snails, and Salty Tails” by Anthony D. Fredericks, followed by an exploration of the intertidal zones and some of the animals that call this dynamic ecosystem home.
birds in your backyard
virtual beach cleanup field trip
Join Save Our Shores Education Coordinator, Krista Rogers, for a fun and educational exploration of Manresa Beach.
Students will get an introduction on human impacts to the sandy beach habitat, and think of ways they can help prevent ocean pollution.
Going with the flow
Giant Kelp structure & function
50 years of earth day
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Photo Credit: Jon Anderson, Pacific Sea Nettles, Waves & Wildlife 2019