Virtual marine biology camp

March 19, 2020

During the school shutdowns, we’ve decided to launch a (very) informal, impromptu, virtual marine biology camp. Follow us on Facebook or Instagram, and you should see us in your news feed when we go live, Mondays and Thursdays at 11 am Pacific time. For Paddington Bear fans, you’ll note that this is conveniently timed to coincide with elevenses. We’ve been using this as an excuse to bake yummy treats, for educational purposes of course. The recipes help us practice our reading and math skills. What are you making for Monday’s elevenses?

Thanks, GeekWire, for the great profile of this event. We did this primarily as parents of an almost six-year-old kid who is really missing her friends. Please like, comment, share, and tell us in the comments below what you’d like to see us cover in future episodes. We’ll keep this up as a free community service as long as schools are closed, kids are interested, and our nonprofit team has the capacity to keep up with demand.

27 Responses to “Virtual marine biology camp”

  1. D100 Staff says:

    Will they be available to watch afterwards or is it only live?

  2. Teresa Thorpe says:

    This is great!! Can you give me some idea of the target age group, imagine that it’s for children up to say, 10-11? My son would love this, but he’s a little older (13). Just shared this on FB.

  3. Heather says:

    Is there anyway that you can save the live-streams I would love to see them but work till 4: o’clock please

  4. Tina says:

    Is there another link other than Fb & IG for virtual tours?

  5. Bravo! Thank you so much for this awesome opportunity! We will be watching:)

  6. Rachel says:

    Great program!! Will you be recording? Have a keen marine biologist but we’re in Australia so that’s 430 am for us!

  7. I would love to join this. And have a masters in aquatic biology so would be happy to do a lesson on the food web. I was a zooplankton specialist doing Great Lakes food web/bio magnification research. Happy to pitch in. Jenn

  8. Mel says:

    Hi, is there any chance you could record the marine biology camp for those in the Southern Hemisphere?

  9. Audrey sanderson says:

    Hurrah for sharing. I have grandkids who spend every visit with us down on the front rocks noting every kind of fish they find. They will be in your front row on Monday!

  10. Thea says:

    Thankyou for this wonderful service. We are fortunate and have a backyard and beach near. So we get out daily for fresh air.

  11. Lorraine Hetschel says:

    It says 11 am PST. I thought we were on PDT right now. Please let us know which is correct. I want to make sure my students don’t miss this.

  12. Nancy McDonough says:


  13. Sarah says:

    Will I be able to access these videos after they air?

  14. Morgan Bleakley says:

    What ages is this geared to?

  15. The Hodges says:

    As a land locked family this is pretty exciting. See ya Monday.

  16. Ava says:

    What do we do if we don’t have Facebook or Insta???

    • oceansadmin says:

      You can watch the videos afterward on our site, or on our Vimeo or YouTube channels. There’s a limit to how many platforms we can take on for live streaming. Some services charge $300/month for a platform that can reach 1000 participants, and as a small nonprofit, we can’t justify that expense. You might consider setting up a free, private IG account if you’d like to participate live. Thanks!

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