For Students

Three youth observe a tide pool at the rocky intertidal
Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary offers excellent opportunities for tidepooling. Photo: NOAA

For students and their families, there are lots of things to do around Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary, from beachcombing and tidepooling to wildlife watching.

If you can't make it there in person, take a virtual tour. Explore sanctuary intertidal beaches, kelp forests, rocky reefs, open ocean, and seafloor on our website. Learn about sea otters, albatross, deep-sea corals, shipwrecks, and more!

Featured Resources

Sanctuaries 360° Virtual Dives

Immerse yourself in the ocean and your national marine sanctuaries without getting wet!

Games and Activities

Enjoy games, coloring pages, and fun activities to help you learn about the national marine sanctuaries.

Ocean Guardian Programs

Ocean Guardian programs encourage children to explore their natural surroundings to form a sense of personal connection to the ocean and/or watersheds in which they live.

Summer Camps

Junior Oceanographer summer camps, a partnership with Feiro Marine Life Center, provide youth with experiential education programs focused on the local marine environment in order to improve ocean literacy and foster a lifelong respect for and understanding of the ocean.