Marine Mammals of California

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Allowed Grades: 6th Grade to 8th Grade

Event Details

A large number of creatures call the ocean home, and many of them are mammals. In this workshop, students will explore the characteristics of marine mammals, especially the dolphins, whales and seals found off the California coast. Through hands-on activities, students will learn about marine mammal adaptations, such as echolocation in whales and locomotion in seals and sea lions. Students will also study coloration and fur patterns by sculpting marine mammals in clay to take home. The goal of this course is to leave students with a better understanding of California marine mammals and how we can make simple changes in our lives to help preserve these fascinating creatures.

This project is funded in whole or in part with Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program funds provided by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

All participants are welcome. If you need special accessibility accommodations, please call (619) 236-5807 or email mbrandesmiesner@sandiego.gov in advance of your participation. If you have comments, questions or grievances about Library NExT, please contact Library NExT Programming at srs@ucsd.edu