Jean-Michel Cousteau: Ocean Adventures

Using Ocean Adventures in the Classroom
A Word from Jean-Michel Cousteau
Educator Guide to Voyage to Kure
Educator Guide to Sharks at Risk
Educator Guide to The Gray Whale Obstacle Course
Educator Guide to America's Underwater Treasures
Educator Guide to Return to the Amazon
Educator Guide to Sea Ghosts (Belugas)
Educator Guide to Call of the Killer Whale
The Watershed Quest
Tips for Using Science Multimedia
Educator Web Links
Download Library
Outreach Partners


Sharks at Risk: More Fun Adventures

Go Outside and …

  • Investigate your own water ecosystem. Choose an ocean, river, lake or stream.
    • Research which species live in your ecosystem by using local book guides.
    • Study your water ecosystem by drawing a food web.
    • Look at how the predator and prey relationships in your ecosystem are affected by local human activities in your community.

Read …

  • Sharks, by Gail Gibbon, a great children's book that's fun for all ages.
    • Color and illustrate your own comic book shark adventure story that uses the different shark species.
    • Be creative -- include hobbies, family life, leisure activities and dialogue with other sea creatures.
    • Make your own shark trading cards. Create a "Guess Who I Am" description about a specific shark that you have read about. Include information on where it lives, what it eats, what color/shape it is, whether it's predator or prey, and how it reproduces. When done, you can trade cards with a partner and each of you can try to guess which shark is described on the other's card.

Visit …

  • A local dive shop
    • Look at all the different types of equipment and body gear that is needed for dives in the ocean.
    • Interview the owner or sales people about diving. Ask them how they became interested in diving.
    • See if they have any information about local community groups that dive together.
  • An ocean education center located in your area or online
    • Find out about community events that are happening in your area. Sign up to be on the center's mailing list so you can get free information every month.
  • A local fish market
    • Find out what kinds of fish they sell and how they get their fish.
    • Are their fish harvested in a sustainable manner? Does the market use the Monterey Bay Aquarium's Seafood Watch guide?

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Participate in …
  • Earth Day events.
  • An ocean club, or create one at your school or community center.
  • A young divers group in your community or online and become friends with other young divers.