Loggerhead Marinelife Center (LMC) is one of Florida’s most visited nonprofit scientific destinations focused on ocean and sea turtle conservation. And while their campus is closed to the public during this pandemic, their educators are holding a Virtual Coastal Classroom every day. Weekdays at 2 p.m. eastern and weekends at 11 a.m. eastern you can visit with their sea turtle patients and learn about ocean conservation.
These facebook live sessions seem to cover everything ocean-related, and the LMC team has also put together a lesson plan, quiz, and at-home activity for each weekday. Tomorrow’s topic, The Sargasso Sea, looks particularly interesting: “Loggerhead Marinelife Center’s biologist, Enya, explores a unique and crucial floating habitat found just offshore: the Sargasso Sea. Sea turtle hatchlings head for this sea when they hatch, and many species spend the beginning of their lives in the shelter of the sargassum. There are even species that can only be found in the Sargasso Sea – and nowhere else! During this program, guests will learn about sargassum,the Sargasso Sea, and the importance of sargassum to marine life!
At-home Activity (Grades 6 -12): Exploring Gyres”
Check it out HERE