Ocean Science at Home

Living in the Pacific Northwest we get a lot of exposure to ocean life. Beaches abound and they are an integral part of local recreation and education. However, not all of us have the means or time to visit area shores. Don’t worry, the library can help with that!

Want some hands-on fun? NOAA has activities that can be done in 15-30 minutes that get students thinking about how things really work. These activities were developed by NOAA Teacher At Sea alumni and other NOAA partners. Each has been tested with students of various ages.

Sno-Isle Libraries has an incredible array of databases that students can use to learn all sorts of facts. Learn about what animals do, where they live, and how they evolved with Grzimek's Animal Life. Sort through articles, images, and videos on oceans, coral reefs, sea animals, and more with Gale in Context: Science. Browse the complete archive of National Geographic magazine — every page of every issue — along with a searchable collection of maps, images, and videos.

Check out some of our favorite ocean books on our Tide Pool Exploration and Life in the Salish Sea booklists or get on the holds list for these on order titles:

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