Stewards of the Sea

by  Pacific Marine Mammal Center

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Stewards of
the Sea is a 3rd-5th grade program that explores how essential a clean
watershed is to the functioning of our planet. Participants discover sources of
pollution and their effects on the environment. Students hear stories of our
marine mammal patients who have been entangled in trash and rehabilitated. Children
learn how our day to day actions and choices make a difference. Program
includes extensive pre and post curriculum. Kahoot feature available during program upon request.

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About This Program


By Request: $95.00

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.


45 minutes

Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) 3, 4, 5

Minimum participants:


Maximum participants:


Primary Disciplines

Family & Consumer Science, Health/Physical Education, Literacy, Problem Solving, Sciences environment and conservation

Program Delivery Mode

Videoconference - H.323 (Polycom, Cisco/Tandberg, LifeSize, etc...)
Videoconference – Webcam/desktop (Zoom, Google Meet, Cisco WebEx, GoToMeeting, Microsoft Teams, etc...)


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 : www.pacificmmc.org/education-programs/

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Provider's Cancellation Policy

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. 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.

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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!

Kirsten Donald

Program Details


The body of the program consists of:

1. Brief introduction to Pacific Marine Mammal Center
2. Pollution sources
3. Effects of pollutants on marine life
4. How reducing packaging can reduce the amount of trash in the ocean
5. How our every day choices make a difference in preserving the planet
6. How communicating these messages to others is important


At the conclusion of the program students will: be able to
1. Define a watershed and understand the path trash takes from land to the ocean
2. Describe different types of pollution, their sources and how they can harm sea life.
3. Explain several things they can do to eliminate marine pollution.
4. Understand and explain the importance of sharing the need for ocean stewardship with others
5. Understand and explain how one person’s behavior can make a difference

Standards Alignment

National Standards

Asking Questions and Defining Problems 3-5
Developing and Using Models 3-5
Cause and effect 3-5
ESS3C 3-5 -- Human impacts on Earth systems
LS1C 3-5 -- Organization for matter and energy flow in organisms
LS2C 3-5 -- Ecosystem dynamics, functioning, and resiliencePRACTICES:
Asking questions and defining problems.
Developing and using models.

LS1.C: Organization for Matter and Energy Flow in Organisms
LS2.C: Ecosystem Dynamics, Functioning, and Resilience
ESS3.C: Human Impacts on Earth Systems

Cause and effect: Mechanism and explanation

The student will demonstrate the ability to:
Create strategies for minimizing amounts of non-point source pollution in their neighborhoods.

*A Framework for K-12 Science Education: Practices, Crosscutting Concepts, and Core Ideas