Ocean Wise Virtual Aquaclass Program

Diving into Virtual Education

Have you ever wanted to see the Amazon River, or a coral reef? Have you ever wanted to get up close – really up close – to the marine invertebrates of a kelp forest? Now you have the opportunity to take your students on an ocean adventure, without ever having to leave your classroom.

Ocean Wise Education has brought the Virtual Aquaclass program to the Digital Human Library. Led by coordinator Rachael Bell-Irving, the inquiry-based workshop guides students with questions, observation, and props to explore a variety of topics.


Program Details:

Length: 30 minutes – includes Q&A

Topic: Customizable! We can chat about anything and everything. Popular Topics include, but not limited to:

  • Tropical Coral Reefs
  • The Challenges of Fresh Water
  • West Coast Best Coast
  • Arts in the Sciences
  • Conservation Careers
  • The Plastic Problem

Language: English and French

Technology Requirement: Video and Sound (laptop)

Material: Personalized program resources are provided for each session


For more information, please email onlinelearning@ocean.org.

For all bookings inquiries, please include your name, school/organization, age/grade level, and the possible dates.

Ocean Wise Education also has a variety of self-directed resources to help bring Ocean Literacy into the classroom. Ocean Literacy aims to help everyone understand how humans are connected to the ocean and, in turn, affect its health.

We have three Ocean Literacy Courses available for Elementary, Middle and Secondary school level learners. Explore vital concepts in biology, ecology, earth science, interdisciplinary exploration, and career building. Earn badges as you complete interactive assignments and quizzes, and become an Ocean Wise individual.


The Ocean Wise Education virtual programs are designed to help inspire students to care about the ocean. We want to help all students of any age, background, interest and location to feel empowered about making change, and excited to learn something new.

Let’s all be Ocean Wise!


Ocean Wise is an international ocean conservation association and a global leader in ocean conservation. Our mission is to inspire the global community to become Ocean Wise by increasing its understanding, wonder and appreciation for our oceans. With active projects in Ocean Pollution, Coastal Oceans, Arctic Connections, Sustainable Seafood, Education and Engagement, Ocean Wise strives for a world in which oceans are healthy and flourishing. Learn more about the initiatives in education, research, and conservation at ocean.org

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