Online Courses at the Monterey Bay Aquarium

Online Courses at the Monterey Bay AquariumEnroll in a free online course.
Discover online courses for students grades Pre-Kindergarten through 12. These courses teach scientific concepts while encouraging a sense of wonder and connection to the natural world. And, they offer them in both English and Spanish!

Some of the courses they offer include:

Otter Spotters (Grades PreK-2)
Learn all about adorable sea otters and the kelp forest habitat they call home. Move like a sea otter and create your own sea otter puppet using simple materials. Practice observing otter behaviors just like a biologist would.

Tide Pool Scientist (Grades PreK-2nd)
Learn about the rocky shore and some of the animals who live there. Create a tide pool in your home, explore it, and discuss how to care for this ocean home with your loved ones. Designed for PreK to 2nd graders to do with support from a caregiver.

Birds on the Brain (Grades 3-5)
Become a junior ornithologist by learning about birds and some of the characteristics that make them unique. Learn how to set up your own science notebook, make careful observations, and conduct investigations through hands-on activities.

Explore Like a Scientist (Grades 3-6)
Have you ever wanted to know more about what scientists do? In this course you will practice observing and thinking like a scientist. Then try out different scientists’ roles by exploring ocean habitats.

#TeensCan Make a Difference (Grades 6-12)
Are you ready to make a difference in this world? Come explore ways to use your passions for our planet. #TeensCan is an interactive course influenced and inspired by teens to help you find your spark for conservation and take action.

Extreme Sea (Grades 7-12)
Explore the extreme depths of the ocean and how scientists have discovered the animals that live there. Learn about the adaptations that help animals survive in the abyss, hydrothermal vents, and whale falls.

Learn more and register at the Monterey Bay Aquarium website.

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