Posts Tagged ‘sea lions’

Visit the Oregon Coast Aquarium Virtually

November 3rd, 2017

 

It’s Friday, November 3, 2017, and time for a Virtual Field Trip at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

Oregon Coast Aquarium

(aquarium.org/exhibits/)

Age Range: All (All grades; children with parental supervision)

 

Explore the exhibits at the Oregon Coast Aquarium with this website sponsored by the aquarium.

See what types of animals live in the aquarium by selecting an image from the available exhibits: 

  • Sandy Shores
  • Rocky Shores
  • Coastal Waters
  • Secrets of Shipwrecks
  • Sea Otters
  • Harbor Seals
  • Sea Lions
  • Giant Pacific Octopus
  • Seabird Aviary
  • Turkey Vultures
  • Orford Reef
  • Halibut Flats
  • Open Sea
  • Aquarium Grounds
  • Big Bites

Once an exhibit has been selected a page opens with a description and images of the location. Many of the pages offer a “What lives there?” section with images of creatures that live in a location. Select one of the animals to learn about it, it’s range and habitat and more.

In addition to the above exhibits, continue with your virtual tour by selecting the “Experience” in the upper menu, then select the “Aquari-cam” for a live look at the resident pinnipeds. Also, check out the “Sea Turtle Tracking” link to follow the travels of two rescued olive ridley sea turtles, Solstice and Lightning.

Under the “Education” link of the upper menu, find “Teacher Resources” then the text link in the first paragraph, On-Site School Programs page to download adaptable educational materials to use with your virtual tour.

Virtual Whale Watching

February 11th, 2011

Hi!  It’s Friday, February 11, 2011 and time for a Virtual Field Trip at ClickSchooling!

Recommended Website:
Virtual Whale Watching

Age Range: All

Have you wondered what it would be like to go whale watching? At this site you can go on a virtual whale watching tour. Climb aboard the cyber inflatable seacraft and join a whale watching expedition in the Juan de Fuca Strait near Victoria, British Columbia.

When you get to the site there are several pages you must click through to begin the tour — just follow the directions to the starting place. Then, sit back, relax and enjoy the open-sea excursion as you are treated to spectacular photos of marine wildlife.

Each photo is accompanied by educational text with links to more information for further study. Some of the creatures you will learn about on this tour include:

  • Killer Whales
  • Sea Lions
  • Gray Whales
  • Dall’s Porpoise
  • Harbor Seal

If you like the virtual tour, the site encourages you to try the real thing by booking a real whale watching excursion!

Enjoy!

 

Diane Flynn Keith
for ClickSchooling
http://www.ClickSchooling.com

Virtual Tour of Sea Lion Cave

November 7th, 2003

Recommended Website:
Sea Lion Caves

This site provides a remarkable tour of the Sea Lion Caves in Oregon. When you get to the site, you will see a short introduction and a menu that includes “Virtual Tour.” Click on “Virtual Tour” and take a virtual elevator ride down to the caves. There, through photographs, text, and audio narration you will learn all about the history of the caves and the wildlife that inhabit them including sea lions, sea birds, and whales.

After the tour, you can see the webcam that provides a real-time glimpse of the sea caves and you can hear the sea lions as well. You can also take the Sea Lion Challenge — an interactive, online quiz to test your memory about what you’ve learned at the site.

If you live in Oregon or plan to visit, you can take a public tour of the Sea Lion Caves — and information is available at the site as well.

Virtual Field Trip To See Elephant Seals at Ano Nuevo State Reserve

October 3rd, 2003

Recommended Website:
See More Wildlife

At this website you can see live feed from a camera trained on the Elephant Seals at Ano Nuevo State Reserve. When you get to the site you are presented with two Live Cam choices — one for Stellar Sea Lions in the Gulf of Alaska (which wasn’t working when I visited the site), and the other for Elephant Seals at Ano Nuevo State Reserve. Simply click on “RealPlayer SureStream” under the photo of the elephant seal and within seconds you can watch the seal action on the beach and hear the seals barking! (If you don’t have RealPlayer you can download it for free at this site.)

After watching the live cam, your kids may want to know more about elephant seals. You can visit the California State Park website and learn all about the Ano Nuevo State Reserve and its wildlife inhabitants at this website. If this link works correctly it may include a pop-up window that says “See the Video” — that takes you back to the live cam (so you have two ways to access it). If the pop-up doesn’t appear — just use the link to “See More Wildlife” given above.

Whether or not you see that pop-up window, you can find all sorts of interesting information on the history, geology, and marine life of Ano Nuevo. Look at the “Related Links” on the menu on the left side of the screen to learn about: Birds, Elephant Seals, Land Animals and even find out how to schedule a tour if you are in the area.

Virtual Whale Watching!

September 12th, 2003

Recommended Website:
Virtual Whale Watching

Have you always wondered what it would be like to go whale watching? This site provides a virtual whale watching experience. Climb aboard the cyber inflatable seacraft and join a whale watching expedition in the Juan de Fuca Strait near Victoria, British Columbia.

When you get to the site there are several pages you must click through to begin the tour — just follow the directions to the starting place. Then, sit back, relax and enjoy the open-sea excursion as you are treated to spectacular photos of wildlife. Each photo is accompanied by educational text with links to more information for further study. Some of the creatures you will learn about on this tour include killer whales, bald eagles, sea lions, gray whales, a Dall’s porpoise, and a harbor seal.

If you liked the virtual tour, the site encourages you to try the real thing. You can book a real whale watching excursion at this site too!

Virtual Tour of Cleveland Zoo

September 20th, 2002

Recommended Website:
Cleveland Zoo

Take the whole family on a virtual visit to the Cleveland Zoo! When you get to the site you will see a map of the zoo. Click on the different sections to take a virtual tour.

Note: The map isn’t exactly accurate. For example, the “Welcome Plaza” and the “African Savanna” exhibits are one and the same. The “Birds of The World” exhibit is closed. The “Australian Adventure” exhibit just has a few trivia facts about koala bears and kangaroos — but doesn’t have any photos of the animals! The exhibits that your family will enjoy the most include:

  • Welcome Plaza/African Savanna — when you visit this section, click on the hyperlinked animal names to learn about elephants, monkeys, flamingos, giraffes, zebras, ostriches, lions, rhinos — and bongos (a type of African antelope)!
  • Primate, Cat & Aquatics Building — see gorillas, chimps, leopards, lemurs, Australian lungfish, and cheetahs. Simply click on the name of an animal in this exhibit to learn more about it through text and photographs or illustrations.
  • Northern Trek — click on the menu items at this exhibit to discover bactrian camels, a wolf wilderness, bears, tigers, seals, and sea lions.
  • The Rainforest — you must click on the section of this exhibit that you want to visit (upper level, lower level, or atrium) in order to find the animals. The Lower Level houses poison-arrow frogs, a tortoise, a turtle, and pythons. The Upper Level has tapir, capybara, anteaters, fishing cats, sloths, and much more! (Unfortunately, the link in the Atrium didn’t work when I visited.)

In spite of the few glitches on the website — the exhibits mentioned are well worth visiting with the kids! Have fun!

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