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.
- 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.
- 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?
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.