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Educator Guide to The Gray Whale Obstacle Course
Jean-Michel Cousteau and his team follow gray whales from their birthplace in the warm waters of Baja California, Mexico, to their nutrient-rich feeding grounds in the Bering Sea in Alaska in order to document and understand the variety of natural and man-made hurdles that these creatures must overcome in order to survive. The amazing expedition unlocks seldom-seen views of tragedy and triumph along a route that is nearly 12,000 miles long.
The Gray Whale Obstacle Course Viewing Guide: Your students will be gray whale adaptation and migration experts at the conclusion of these activities. Hands-on and critical-thinking exercises extend the value of this Ocean Adventures episode. Also included are Viewing Questions to engage students while they watch the program, clips recommended for classroom use and specially selected lesson plans developed by ocean experts.
The Gray Whale Obstacle Course Adventures: study behaviors of animals in your own backyard, go whale watching, or join a migration data collection effort.
Because teachers don't have time to research additional materials, the Ocean Adventures education team has handpicked these lessons to complement The Gray Whale Obstacle Course:
Download Library: Download pictures of migrating gray whales and the species they encounter on their journey as well as sounds from the ocean.
Educator Web Links: Expand your curriculum with recommendations from the Ocean Adventures education team.
All Ocean Adventures Educational Materials: View all of the lessons and activities Ocean Adventures has to offer.
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