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Ocean Emergency

from Pacific Marine Mammal Center

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Learn about real
world threats to marine mammals and the ocean as well as the urgent need to
address them. Using problem solving and critical thinking skills, participants
will collaborate to design a solution to alleviate one of the threats. This
program raises the awareness of participants to the interconnection between
people and the ocean and empowers them to help restore it. In the process they
discover how science and engineering are important to ocean related careers.

This is a
two-part distance learning event. The first session is focused on the discovery
of the challenges humans are placing on the survival of marine mammals and
ocean health. Participants select one of those challenges and embark on an
exercise to create a viable solution which they then present to our ocean
expert in the second session. During that session the design’s feasibility will
be analyzed and a discussion of how it might be implemented then ensues. 

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About This Program

Cost

By Request: $85.00


Your invoice will be emailed after the successful delivery of your program. Payment is due in full upon receipt of invoice. A late fee of 2% will be added 30 days after the invoice date. Program fees will not be waived due to technical issues unless specific problems can be reliably traced to a PMMC technology malfunction.

Length

Two 45 minute sessions; adaptable for 6 - 12 grade


Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

Minimum participants:

While the program can be done for an individual it is designed for small to large groups

Maximum participants:

There is no maximum, but for optimum interactivity we suggest no more than 30 students


Primary Disciplines

Service Learning, Industrial Technology, Community Interests, Career Education, Sciences, Problem Solving, Leadership environment, conservation, ocean stewardship, marine mammals, animals, anthropogenic impact, human impact, climate change, ocean, sea lion, whale, dolphin, manatee, polar bear, sea otter, walrus


Program Delivery Mode

Videoconference – Webcam/desktop (Zoom, Skype, iChat, Vidyo, Movi/Jabber, Blue Jeans, etc...)
Zoom


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ke31gyILsWQ


Booking Information

Availability: Monday - Friday from 9:00 am - 4:00 pm PST. Reservations: must be made at least 7 days in advance. Cancellations must be made at least 24 hours prior to your program date to avoid billing. In order to book a program please go to : https://www.pacificmmc.org/education-programs/

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For more information contact CILC at (507) 388-3672

Provider's Cancellation Policy

Cancellations must be made at least 24 hours prior to your program date to avoid billing. Program fee is expected to be paid in full at time of reservation. Cancellations must be made 72 hours in advance to receive a refund minus a $25 administrative fee. Programs may be transferred to another date at no charge.

About This Provider

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Pacific Marine Mammal Center

Laguna Beach, CA
United States

Pacific Marine Mammal Center rescues, rehabilitates and releases marine mammals and inspires ocean stewardship through research, education and collaboration. We host 45 minute Distance Learning programs and provide a variety of presentations. We can accommodate video conferences anytime from 8:00 am - 4:00 pm PST. Please visit out URL to book a program!

Contact:
Kirsten Donald
education@pacificmmc.org
9494943050

Program Details

Format

This is a two-part distance learning event. The first session is focused on the discovery of the challenges humans are placing on the survival of marine mammals and ocean health.
Multimedia presentation with video

1. The program will begin with a video introduction and overview of Pacific Marine Mammal Center

2. Presenter and participants explore and discuss threats to marine mammals with human origins including:
-Bycatch of marine mammals in the fishing industry
-The effects of chemical pollutants and the pathways they take to enter the ocean
-Plastics and other marine debris and the pathways they take to enter the ocean including the 'garbage
patches' that ocean gyres are collecting.
-Direct human interaction
-Climate change

3. Participants will view pictures and videos highlighting affects listed above

4. Presenter and participants will explore and discuss environmentally friendly behaviors which can be adopted daily to reduce human impact on the environment on an individual level

5. Presenter and participants will discover example technology and systems that have been developed to mitigate some of the threats discussed.

6. Presenter will outline the project participants are to tackle by restating the different threats to marine mammals originating from humans, encourage them to select one of the issues they feel most passionate about.and relay that they are to engineer a solution or system to mitigate the anthropogenic threat they chose. Participants will be directed to their teacher/program leader as to the amount of time they have to complete the task and when they will be presenting it in the subsequent session.

7. Time is allotted for additional questions and discussion

Participants select one of those challenges and embark on an exercise to create a viable solution which they then present to our ocean expert in the second session. During that session the design’s feasibility will be analyzed and a discussion of how it might be implemented then ensues.

Objectives

1. explore, discuss and develop an appreciation for threats to marine mammals with human origins
2. explore, discuss and develop an appreciation for environmentally friendly behaviors which can be adopted daily to reduce human impact on the environment on an individual level
3. discover example technology and systems that have been developed to mitigate some of the threats discussed.
4. Research, evaluate, design and engineer a solution to one of the threats discussed
5. Communicate their design and participate in a constructive critique

Standards Alignment

National Standards

NGSS

Disciplinary Core Ideas: DCIs

Physical Sciences:
PS1: Chemical Reactions
PS2: Motion and Stability: Forces and Interactions
Life Sciences:
LS2: Ecosystems: interactions, Energy, and Dynamics

Earth and Space Sciences:
ESS3: Earth and Human Activity

Engineering, Technology, and Applications of Science
ETS1: Engineering Design
ETS2: Links among engineering, technology, science and society


Crosscutting Concepts: CCCs
1. Patterns
2. Cause and Effect: Mechanisms and Explanation
3. Scale, Proportion, and Quantity
4. Systems and System Models
5. Energy and Matter: flows, Cycles, and Conservation
6. Structure and Function
7. Stability and Change

Science and Engineering Practices - SEPs

Asking Questions and Defining Problems

Developing and Using Models

Planning and Carrying Out Investigations

Analyzing and Interpreting Data

Using Mathematics and Computational Thinking

Constructing Explanations and Designing Solutions

Engaging in Argument from Evidence

Obtaining, Evaluating, and Communicating Information