Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary Library includes Photos, Videos, Documents, and Downloadable Flyers and Posters
Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary Library includes Photos, Videos, Documents, and Downloadable Flyers and Posters
Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary Library includes Photos, Videos, Documents, and Downloadable Flyers and Posters Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary Library includes Photos, Videos, Documents, and Downloadable Flyers and Posters

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americorps service corps members posing with a humpback whale replica

1/28/2018 That's all folks! Thanks for following our AmeriCorps takeover this week. keep an eye out for future updates on the adventures of the education team at Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary. If you have any questions about the educational programs, or what it's like to be an AmeriCorps, just contact us.

food web created by students using pictures

1/27/2018 Life is complicated! This image is the culmination of our food web activity that we did with local 3rd graders. The students watched a video that showcases the organisms and habitats found in our sanctuary. Following the movie, the students worked together to build this beautiful, but crazy, food web. It always amazes us how much knowledge these young kids have, and it makes us excited to see what these future scientists, educators and managers will accomplish.

service member teaching a class

1/26/2018 Hey, AmeriCorps member Christine here! Today, Kathleen and I finished up the Sanctuary Splash program for the 5th graders with a lesson on the acoustics of cetaceans (a marine mammal of the order Cetacean; a whale, dolphin, or porpoise). We delved into the physics of sound and taught the students all about how cetaceans use sound to communicate. We also got to listen to tons of different whale noises, play with tuning forks, and draw our own spectograms. See and hear different whale vocalizations for yourself.

americorps service corps member posing with a humpback whale replica

1/25/2018 It's AmeriCorps Service Corps member Kathleen, and I would like to introduce you to a close friend of ours here at the sanctuary ... Big Mama! This is our life-size replica of a living, breathing and swimming humpback whale who regularly visits our Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary every summer. As a part of our Sanctuary Splash program, Christine and I accompany Big Mama on her visits to local 5th grade classes so students can explore her anatomy, both outside and inside. Not many people can say they have been inside of a 43 foot whale beforeā€¦ but these lucky fifth graders get to dive right in!

service member teaching a class

1/24/2018 Class is in session with AmeriCorps Service Corps member Christine! ... Through our AmeriCorps service with Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary, Kathleen and I serve as environmental educators, bringing hands on informal education programs to schools around the Olympic Peninsula. Here, we are beginning our latest tour of Sanctuary Splash with Port Angeles 5th grade students, teaching them all about National Marine Sanctuaries and focusing on one of the coolest organisms that visit our sanctuary here in the Pacific Northwest - humpback whales! This is just day 1 of 3, and let me tell you, it gets way cooler from here on out. Learn more about the different educational resources.

service members taking a selfie with a fish and whale props

1/23/2018 We're back! And it is takeover Tuesday. This takeover is brought to you by Christine and Kathleen! We are AmeriCorps Washington Service Corps service members located at the office of Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary in Port Angeles, WA. We serve with the Environmental Education and Outreach team and we absolutely love it! This week, we are taking over the Facebook page!! Get ready to learn all about what we do as AmeriCorps members and educators as we bring educational programs to local schools and work to protect our ocean.

 

 

 

 

plastic bootles lined up on the beach

1/9/2018 New year, new you! Are you trying to reduce your use of single-use plastic this year? Lucky for you the NOAA Marine Debris Program has a handy list of easy changes you can make to help create a cleaner healthier world. (Image: NOAA - 2015 NOAA Marine Debris Survey, Washington Coast)

  1. Switch to reusable coffee cups and water bottles
  2. Use reusable bags
  3. Skip the straw
  4. Shop in bulk and fill your own containers
norma klein

1/2/2018 Happy New Year! As we enter 2018 full of gratitude and inspiration for ocean conservation, we also say a heartfelt farewell to our Administrative Support Assistant Norma Klein. After 19 years of service full of hard work and dedication to our country, with 2 years in the Navy and 17 years with Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary, she is finally taking time to enjoy and relax in retirement. Norma, we will miss your smile, your organization, your sense of humor and your laugh. Thank you for all you did to support marine conservation along Olympic Coast.

 

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