Camp Pinniped at Home is a week long program for kids, ages 8 – 12, which investigates marine science through the world of marine mammals. Children learn about the amazing diversity of marine mammals throughout the week. Online camp is full of fun, interactive activities and STEM oriented topics to keep kids learning. Through a series of live chats, videos, presentations and activities, children will learn how we rescue and rehabilitate our seal and sea lion patients. They will also dive in and learn about different careers in marine science, hearing from professionals about what their job is like. Each day has a different marine mammal theme in order to provide a well-rounded study of our ocean environment.
The program is hosted by enthusiastic and engaging instructors who will lead your child through interactive activities and projects. No parent assistance is needed during the program!
This program is a science and conservation based program designed to educate, build awareness and interest about the environment and marine life. This program is aligned with a variety of Next Generation Science Standards.
Some of the curriculum from 2020:
Check out your adopted animal and read its story!
Make a crate for your new plush harbor seal friend that comes in your kit! Write a story about how they were rescued and share with other campers!
Learn about harbor seals and how special their whiskers are!
Make your own whiskers in a crafty activity!
Be a whale scientist in a game to identify different whales by their flukes and callosite patterns.
Get crafty while creating your own marine mammals with origami.
Work with other campers to create a new, ultimate, pollution busting marine mammal.
Create your own marine mammal facility after learning about PMMC and what it takes to rehabilitate animal.
Learn about 3 different careers with marine mammals (animal trainer, marine biologist, veterinarian) and chat with one of those experts live.