Like you, many of our staff are sheltering at home to prevent the spread of COVID-19. We sincerely hope that you and your loved ones stay healthy!
While we all deal with these very challenging times, we asked our staff to recommend ocean related activities that everyone in the house can participate in. Whether you are parents looking for something to do with the kids, or just an interested person looking for something fun and educational, you are sure to find something on this list! Here is a list of books, videos and things you can participate in while the shelter order is in place:
Blue Mind – Wallace J. Nichols (great for helping deal with stress!)
Cod – Mark Kurlansky
Eye of the Albatross – Carl Safina
Four Fish – Paul Greenberg
Saving Sea Turtles – James Spotila
Sea Change – Sylvia Earle
Seaweed Chronicles – Susan Hand Shetterly
The Cruise of the Snark – Jack London (a Glen Ellen favorite!)
The End of the Line – Charles Clover
The Last Whalers – Doug Bock Clark
The Living Shore – Rowan Jacobsen
The Ocean of Life – Callum Roberts
The Old Man and the Sea – Ernest Hemingway
The Sea Around Us – Rachel Carson
The Soul of an Octopus – Sy Montgomery
For students looking for more fun ideas to engage their scientific curiosity follow the Twitter hashtag #SchoolsOutScience
Finally, Netflix has created a directory of more than 150 educational shows. Click here to see the list. They also offer this tip: Create a separate profile on Netflix. Name it “School” and add ONLY educational materials to this profile. Then when you need to keep the kids busy, allow them to watch only shows you have added to this account. It works great and keeps the kids from getting sidetracked by the show they’re currently binge-watching.
Stay safe and healthy, our thoughts are with you during this time. If you have other suggestions for ocean related activities share them with us on twitter @savingoceans!