Aquatic Animals Archives - Sailors for the Sea

Build Otto the Sea Otter

Students will create a sea otter puppet and act out how this species is essential to kelp forest habitats.

Hitching a Ride

Students will mimic how boats can quickly spread invasive species to new bodies of water and how to stop a new invasion. 

Become a Naturalist

Students will explore their outdoor surroundings to discover and learn about local flora and fauna. 

How Long am I?

With just a simple rope, students can gain perspecitive on how big some of our ocean’s largest animals are. 

Hermit Crab Game

Through musical chairs, learn about hermit crabs and the challenges they face when they need to find a new shell home.

The World is YOUR Oyster

Students will learn about the importance of oysters to estuarine ecosystems and to the community. 

Sinking Races

Students create various types of plankton with craft materials and race them in a large container of water. Slowest plankton wins!

Build a Coral Polyp

Learn about the anatomy of coral and the symbiotic relationship between corals and zooxanthellae by building an edible coral polyp.

Clam Jigsaw

Students create a cutout model of a clam to investigate the anatomy and physiology of these animals.