World Oceans Day is June 8

Lessons Age 3 - 4

                             World Oceans Day June 8

                        Oceans Week Canada, June 1 to 8

Age 3 to 4

Email Contact: Board (at) WorldOceansDay.ca 


Sharks

Sharks keep our oceans in balance but are slowly declining. The following website has Lessons and Films.

http://sharks4kids.com/


INDEX

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HISTORY OF WORLD OCEANS DAY   2

EDUCATION

Learn About the Water Cycle           3

Learn About Our Oceans              4

Why Should We Conserve Water at Home?   5

Learn About Marine Life                   6

Challenges Facing Our Oceans        8

-Natural causes

-Caused by humans

Solutions – What can we do          9

to make a difference?

Reducing Your “Carbon Footprint” so you  10

can make a difference

STORIES                                      11

Dora and Dennis the Dolphins

ACTIVITIES                                     13

Games and Crafts

Clip Art

HOW TO BE AN “OCEAN HERO”  14

Earn an OCEAN HERO Certificate

RESOURCES                                   15

Books

TV shows

Other websites

HISTORY OF WORLD OCEANS DAY

June 8th is World Oceans Day

The concept for a “World Ocean Day” was first proposed in 1992 by the Government of Canada at the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro.

As a result of a United Nations General Assembly resolution passed in December 2008, World Oceans Day is now officially recognized by the United Nations as June 8th each year and is celebrated around the world.

Theme: The World Oceans Day 2011and 2012 theme is “Youth: the Next Wave for Change”

Around the World: People around the world help to protect our future by learning the importance of the oceans we share and take action by doing beach cleanups, educational programs, art contests, film festivals, sustainable seafood events, conserve water everyday and recognize how important our marine life and oceans are to everyone.

Review Questions:

What country had the idea to celebrate World Oceans Day?

What date is World Oceans Day?

Who is responsible for our Oceans?

Should we care for our oceans everyday?

EDUCATION

Learn About the Water Cycle

We have lots of water in streams, rivers, lakes and our oceans.

We cannot make new water. We must take care of the water we have.

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When it rains, water fills our streams, ponds, rivers, lakes and oceans. Then water evaporates and forms clouds, so it can rain again.

It is very important for all of us to keep all of our water clean.

Review Questions

Can we make more water ?

What happens to rain water?

Who uses water ?

EDUCATION

Learn About Our Oceans

We have 5 oceans and many seas around our world.

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Our oceans are named:

Pacific Ocean

Atlantic Ocean

Indian Ocean

Southern Ocean

Arctic Ocean

Oceans and Seas are salt water.

Our streams, ponds, rivers and lakes are fresh water.

Streams, ponds, rivers and lakes make up 3% of all the water in our world.

Oceans and Seas make up 97% of all the water in our world.

80% of the oxygen we breath comes from our oceans and seas.

Keeping all of our water clean is very important for plants, animals, fish and people.

Review Questions

How many oceans do we have?

Who uses water?

Where does most of the oxygen we breath come from?
EDUCATION

Why Should We Conserve Water at Home?

¨We cannot make new water.

¨We cannot waste water.

¨We must save as much of the water we have.

¨We must keep our water clean

Easy Ways for Children To Save Water

-Turn off the tap while we brush our teeth

-Keep water in the fridge to keep it cold, instead of running the tap for a long time every time we want a drink of cold water

Water Conservation Websites:

http://www.wateruseitwisely.com/100-ways-to-conserve/index.php

http://eartheasy.com/live_water_saving.htm

http://www.groundwater.org/kc/easywaystoconserve.html

http://www.culverco.com/eew_water/wisely/save.html

http://www.culverco.com/eew_water/wisely/goes.html

http://www.ec.gc.ca/education/default.asp?lang=En&n=5DA49E15-1

Review Questions

How can we save water ?

Can we make more water ?

EDUCATION

Learn About Marine Life

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EDUCATION

Learn About Marine Life

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Our oceans are beautiful. Many plants and fish live in our oceans.

All the plants and fish depend on us to help them.

To help them we must help keep our waters clean.

WEBSITES

Ocean Fish

http://www.oceanlight.com/fish.html

Canada Department of Fisheries and Oceans

http://www.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/aquatic-aquatique-eng.htm

Living Oceans Society

http://www.livingoceans.org/education-station/creatures

Marine Life

http://marinebio.org/Oceans/Creatures.asp

Dolphins

http://dolphins-and-more.com/what-are-the-32-types-of-dolphins.html

EDUCATION

Challenges Facing Our Oceans

NATURAL CAUSES

Earthquake – when it causes boats, houses or cars to sink into the ocean or waterways and pollute the water

Volcano - when the lava, ashes and gasses flow into the ocean or waterways, destroying plants and marine animals

Hurricane or Tropical Storm – when it breaks coral reef or causes

Debris to sink into the ocean or waterways and pollute the water

CAUSED BY HUMANS

1Over fishing

2Irresponsible fish farming

3Ghost fishing

4Garbage

5Acidification – too much carbon dioxide in the water

6Dead Zones – no oxygen

7Mercury pollution

8Offshore drilling

9Whaling and shark finning

10Ocean warming

11Destruction of habitat and coral reefs

Websites:

Lessons K to 12 with Videos & Quizzes

http://www.neok12.com/Marine-Animals.htm

Ocean Acidification

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ocean_acidification

Globe and Mail

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/briti...

National Geographic for Kids

http://kids.nationalgeographic.com/kids/

http://kids.nationalgeographic.com/kids/animals/

National Geographic

www.nationalgeographic.com

Canada Department of Fisheries and Oceans

www.dfo-mpo.gc.ca

Environment Canada

www.ec.gc.ca
EDUCATION

Solutions – What can we do

to make a difference?

WE CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE

1.We can save water and not waste our water.

2.We can help keep our water clean in our streams, ponds, rivers, lakes and oceans.

3.Recycle plastic, cans and paper.

4.Keep plastic out of our streams, ponds, rivers, lakes and oceans. Plastic does not disappear like a piece of paper does after awhile. Plastic hurts our fish.

5.Reduce our “Carbon Footprint”

6.Only eat fish which are not endangered

7.Help keep our air clean

8.Be an ocean friendly pet owner

Ocean Preservation Websites

http://ocean.nationalgeographic.com/ocean/take-action/10-things-you-can-do-to-save-the-ocean/

EDUCATION

Reducing Your “Carbon Footprint” so you

can make a difference

Each of us makes a footprint on our world. It is up to us to make sure our footprint is good.

If we damage plants or animals we are making a bad footprint. If we help plants and animals our footprint is good.

If we damage (pollute) our water we are making a bad footprint. If we help keep our water clean our footprint is good.

If we waste water we are making a bad footprint. If we help save (conserve) water our footprint is good.

If we make a good footprint we are making a good (positive) difference and can become an OCEAN HERO.

Measure Your Carbon Footprint

http://energydiet.canadiangeographic.ca/calculator

http://www.carbonfootprint.com/

Carbon Footprint 1 minute quiz

http://earthhour.zerofootprint.net/

Water Usage 1 minute quiz

http://goblue.zerofootprint.net/

STORIES

Dora and Dennis, The Dolphins

Where They Live

(First story in a series for Children)

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Dora and Dennis are Dolphins. They live in the Pacific Ocean.

Dennis is one year old. Dora is his Mother.

Dora is very big, as big as 4 adults together. Dora takes care of Dennis and watches over Dennis all the time.

Dennis is growing. He is already the size of one adult. Dennis learned to swim as soon as he was born.

Dora and Dennis live in a small village, called a pod, with 60 other dolphins who are their family and friends. They swim together and have fun together.

Dennis has friends named Nancy and Todd who are two years old. Nancy and Todd like to show off.They can do jumps and flips in the water. Dennis watches them carefully. It looks like so much fun.

Dennis dreams of doing jumps and flips just like Nancy and Todd.

“Dennis come and we will eat lunch” called Dora, his Mother.

“Can’t I watch Nancy and Todd some more, please, please?” asked Dennis. “I want to learn to do jumps and flips just like them” said Dennis as he dreamed he could do it.

“When you grow big and strong like Nancy and Todd you will be able to do jumps and flips just like them. For now, you must eat lunch so you can grow big and strong” said his Mom, kindly and with love.

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Where They Live Review Questions

Parent to Child or Teacher to Class:

1.Where do Dora and Dennis live?

2.Can you find the Pacific Ocean on our map?

3.How old is Dennis?

4.How big is Dennis?

5.What is a pod?

6.What are the names of Dennis’s friends?

7.What is Dennis dreaming of doing?

8.What did Dennis’s Mom tell Dennis he must do before he can do jumps and flips?

Parent to Child or Teacher to Class:

Each of us can become an OCEAN HERO. We have to promise to help keep our rivers and lakes and oceans clean. Would you like to be an OCEAN HERO?

Note: above is the first story in a series for young children.

Other Topics in process:

¨How dolphins hear and talk

¨How they play

¨Dangers they are faced with due to humans

¨Meeting new friends – other sea creatures

¨Meeting some humans

¨How Dennis learns

¨Winter experiences

¨Spring experiences

¨Summer experiences

¨Fall experiences

¨Dora and Dennis visit the sea turtles

¨Dora and Dennis visit the penguins

¨Dora and Dennis Explore: a dead zone – where there is no oxygen in the water

¨Dora and Dennis Explore: the great pacific garbage patch
ACTIVITIES

Games and Crafts

Clip Art

Games and Crafts

http://www.enchantedlearning.com/crafts/ocean/

Draw a Dolphin:

http://www.dolphins-world.com/how_to_draw_a_dolphin.html

Colour a Dolphin:

http://www.dolphins-world.com/Dolphin_Coloring_Pages.html

Dolphin Puzzles:

http://www.dolphins-world.com/Dolphin_Puzzles.html

Clip Art

http://www.lafishmag.com/clipart.html

http://www.thekidzpage.com/freekidsclipart/

http://akidsheart.com/animals/anthemes.htmAnimal Themes, Ocean Theme

http://classroomclipart.com/cgi-bin/kids/imageFolio.cgi?img=0&search=ocean&cat=all&bool=phrase

http://www.free-clipart-pictures.net/dolphin_clipart.html

http://www.webweaver.nu/clipart/sea-dolphins.shtml

HOW TO BE AN “OCEAN HERO”

EARN AN OCEAN HERO CERTIFICATE

You can become an “OCEAN HERO” and receive a certificate to show everyone.

After you have completed the tasks, have either your Teacher, Parent, Guide or Scout Leader, email us to tell us you are recommended to become an OCEAN HERO.

Here is what you have to do:

Criteria to earn an “OCEAN HERO” Certificate

Age 3 – 4Grade: Pre School & Pre Kindergarten

Complete 4 of the following 6 activities to earn an OCEAN HERO certificate

1) Learn the basic facts about the water cycle (ocean, cloud, rain, creek, lake, river, ocean)

2) Learn the basic facts about our oceans
3) Pledge to conserve water and track the water you saved in a week

Hints: - by turning off the tap while you brush your teeth twice a day you will save30 Liters of water each day

- put a container water in the fridge to keep water cold instead of running the

tap and wasting water each time you want a cold drink of water

4) Participate in a beach, stream, river, lake or ocean shoreline clean up (weigh the bags of waste you picked up and take a photo at the end to show your results) individually or as a group. Wear gloves.

5) Pledge to not litter and to pick up litter near waterways whenever you see it. Wear gloves to pick up litter.
6) Pledge to recycle cans, plastics, paper

CONTACT:

OceanHero@WorldOceansDay.ca

RESOURCES

Books

TV shows

Other websites

Books

Scholastic Books http://www.scholastic.com/kids/stacks

Books available on Amazon www.Amazon.com

Science Kids – Oceans and Seas: Kingfisher Publications

Marine Life

Navigators – Oceans and Seas: MacMillan Children’s books

Books are also available at your local Library

TV

CBC TV series “See the Sea”http://www.cbc.ca/parents/feature/2009/01/see-the-sea.php

Knowledge Network

Underwater Explorers

Reruns of “Sea Hunt”

Other Websites:

National Geographic – Kidshttp://kids.nationalgeographic.com/kids/animals/creaturefeature/

British Columbia Environmental Network

http://www.ecobc.org/