The MPA Collaborative Network wants to share your resources, products, and programs with our Statewide Network. In a time when everyone is sheltering at home, schools are closed, public events are canceled, and you have to maintain at least six feet of distance from other human beings, the world is forced to turn to the virtual realm to connect, learn and play (virtual happy hour anyone?). We know our collaborative members and partners have a plethora of previously developed educational resources and newly developed distance learning programs and we want to help get the word out!
Use the green button below to add your marine protected area (MPA), ocean, and coastal related resources to our Google Sheet database. We will use the database to populate this page highlighting all the amazing things you and your family can do while staying home and saving lives. See what we have compiled so far below!
We also recognize that many people may not have access to the technology needed to utilize these resources. Do you have an idea for reaching underserved and disconnected communities during these digital times? Let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Teaching Intersectionality and Environmental Justice in Our Classrooms
Created by the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), “The Environmental Justice Classroom Resource Guide provides a list of clearinghouse websites with multiple
environmental justice (EJ) resources for various age groups, a list of individual EJ lesson plans for various age groups, and
a short list of hip-hop videos/songs to help engage youth in classroom settings and beyond.”
MPA Collaborative Project Library
PORTS Home Learning Programs
MPA Monday Livestreams
The North Coast Redwoods District of California State Parks is offering daily livestreams to connect online audiences to parks during COVID-19. Every Monday at 3pm the topic of North Coast MPAs is discussed.
Sharkstewards Ocean Action Facebook Live
Orange County Coastkeeper Streams
Emerald Bay Outdoor Academy/Pennington Marine Science Center
30 minute live educational programs on Facebook live. Scheduled determined as content is created and announced on the Emerald Bay Outdoor Academy website, Facebook and Instagram.
Save Our Shores Online Learning Resources
Dive into our online learning resources! Explore a Virtual Beach Field Trip, activities, worksheets, and links to citizen science projects for PreK-12 to bring the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary into your home.
Educational Videos about Tidepools and MPAs
Videos produced by the Stewards of the Coast and Redwoods and the Sonoma MPA Collaborative about tidepool etiquette and critters, marine protected areas (MPAs), and Kashia Pomo Tribal Traditions in the MPAs.
Stewards of the Redwood and Coast Video Playlist – Videos on tidepools and more.
Sonoma MPA Collaborative Video Playlist – Videos on MPAs, tidepools, and Kashia Pomo Tribal Traditions.
Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History "Museum to You" Distance Learning Programs
The same great Museum programming, designed for the safe social distance of your digital device. For all ages.
Monterey Bay Salmon and Trout Project Live Virtual Field Trips
Spring 2020 – Series – Follow the lifecycle of salmon through our local watersheds Live on Zoom. Join our field naturalist on the river exploring our local salmon and steelhead with you. He will help you discover how this amazing process unfolds. Six-part series on Mondays at 1pm starting May 4.
Heal the Bay Knowledge Drops
North Coast MPA Toolkit Grades K-2
North Coast MPA Toolkit Grades 3-5
Online MPA Ambassador Training
OC Coastkeepers Educational Science Resources for Online Learning
Bilingual MPA Coloring Book
Bilingual MPA Coastal Explorer Guide
Virtual MPA Tour
Explore California’s Underwater Parks without getting your feet wet through new online tours! The California Google MPA Tours feature detailed descriptions of each of the State and Federal marine protected areas, National Marine Sanctuaries, and National Estuaries, with stunning photos and videos, and links to local “things to do” for your enjoyment and ease of vacation planning.
San Diego MPA Outreach Toolkit
International Ocean Film Fest at Home
While we may not be able to get to the ocean right now, we wanted to bring the ocean to you. Our team has personally curated a list of highlights and award winning International Ocean Film Festival films for you to enjoy at home. We are excited to be able to continue to stay connected through our love of the Ocean. From us to you, enjoy the IOFF Home Edition.
Marine Spatial Planning Challenge
Virtual Reality MPA SCUBA Dives
Serious Games for Coastal and Marine Conservation, Management, and Adaption
Inwater Research Group STEAM Resource Compilation
We know this is a tough time for teachers, parents, and students, which is why we have compiled this comprehensive list of FREE online and digital resources to help supplement learning. This list includes STEAM resources from all over the U.S. that are either adapted for or can be adapted for home learning.