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Gulf Detectives: Animals of the Northern Gulf of Mexico

This episode of Gulf Detectives follows three young science detectives as they learn about the animals of the Northern Gulf of Mexico with the help of the scientists at Dauphin Island Sea Lab. The program features a shark research boat trip, a shark dissection, and a visit to Coffee Island to learn about the efforts by The Nature Conservancy to restore the oyster reefs in the area. The gulf detectives also get their hands dirty with marsh mud to discover what creatures live there and what they can tell us about the health of the Gulf’s ecosystem. This Learning Adventure teaches concepts of animal habitats, animal adaptations, food webs, ecosystems, and other aspects of biology and environmental science. Join us!

July 26th at 10am CDT

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    Grades PreK-2

    Go along with Nature Cat for some adventure in the water and exploration of the creatures that live in tidal pools!
  • Splash & Bubbles | Lu the Explorer
    Grades PreK-3

    Go on an adventure in marine science and see what can be found in the ocean abyss with Splash & Bubbles!
  • Tides | Crash Course
    Grades 9-12

    Tides are a subtle but inexorable force that have literally shaped most objects in the universe. Watch this Crash Course and you'll never look at the beach the same way again!
  • Swimming with Sea Cows
    Grades PreK-12

    Use this video + lesson plan from Jonathan Bird's Blue World to explore the endangered manatees of Florida and their struggle to survive, as well as some of the people who are working to save them.

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