For Kids

Greater Cleveland Aquarium: Find out about the exhibits at the new aquarium in our own region.

DK Eyewitness Books: Fish by Steve Parker: Read this fun book featuring eye-catching photographs and takes your child through the history and behavior of fish.

Explore the Blue from Discovery Education: Learn about the ocean with games for your child and teaching resources for you.

Disney's Oceans: Watch marine life in action with this live-action documentary. It's deep-sea diving without leaving your living room!

Mare's Build-a-Fish: Play an interactive game from the Marine Activities, Resources, & Education (MARE) program of the Lawrence Hall of Science, University of California, Berkeley.  Choose a habitat and challenge yourself to keep a fish alive in it!

Tennessee Aquarium: Plan a visit the aquarium or check out the learning tools on the website. Click under the 'Animals' tab for fun fish resources for you and your kids!

Fish Learning Games for Kids: Choose from 14 different fish-themed games!

Go Fish card game: Try a fish-themed take on the classic card game—buy online or at your nearest toy store.

Fish movie by Brain Pop:  Check out animated and educational resources for educators, parents, and children. Access requires a subscription.

Fishin'-Opoly board game: It's Monopoly for future marine biologists!

Finding Nemo: This Disney animated film quickly became a classic. Watch it together then check out the games, crafts, and educational resources on the official Nemo website.

About Fish Farming

NOAA Office of Aquaculture: Find articles, research and other information provided by the U.S. government on fish farming practices and regulations.

USDA Aquaculture Research & Stats: Check out this site for up-to-date statistics on fish farming and links to other government resources.

Ohio Aquaculture Association: The definitive reference for fish farming in Ohio.

The Scottish Government on Fish Farming & the Environment: The Scottish government provides an excellent resource on how fish farming impacts the environment.

Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch:  Learn about good choices to make at the grocery store. The Seafood Watch program helps "consumers and businesses make choices for healthy oceans." Learn the methods of fishing and fish farming. Check out the other links on the site to learn more about the ocean.

About the Oceans & Marine Life

Ocean Health Index: Stay up to date on the health of the ocean with easy-to-read graphics.

NOAA: The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration keeps track of weather and climate patterns, ocean health, and fisheries management.

Oceana: This organization seeks to conserve and protect our oceans. Since 2001, Oceana has informed the public on the health of our ocean's and natural resources through campaigns and donations.

National Geographic: The Ocean:  Known for its in-depth features and colorful photography, National Geographic takes to the deep blue. Check out what they've discovered.

EPA on Oceans: Learn about what the Environmental Protection Agency does to protect and conserve our oceans with reports, articles, and links to other resources on oceans, pollution, and marine life.

WWF on Ocean Pollution: This organization works to protect the natural habitats and environments of the world's animals. Pollution is one of the human-made threats to wildlife; learn about the problems the oceans face and what you can do to help conserve our world's oceans.

MarineBio:  A nonprofit organization, run by qualified volunteers, that provides resources to learn about marine life and ocean conservation for adults and children.

World Register of Marine Species: Learn more about the species that have been discovered in the oceans by checking out this comprehensive index of species!

Global Marine Species Assessment: Experts participate in workshops to study the health of our oceans. Learn how you can be invited to a workshop here.

About Global Warming and Climate Change

The Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming: This government website provides insight onto what the United States is doing for climate change and energy independence.

"How the Warming Arctic Affects Us All" by Renee Cho: You've probably heard about the melting glaciers in the Arctic. What does it mean if the glaciers are melting? This article, part of the blog of the Earth Institute at Columbia University, tells us why we should be worried.

Natural Resources Defense Council: How does global warming put our earth's health on thin ice? Check out this response from the National Resources Defense Council. Explore the rest of the website to learn more about global warming, climate change, and conservation.

"Forget the Melting Arctic, Sea Ice in Antarctica is Growing!" by Michael D. Lemonick:  Sure, the Arctic is melting, but that's not all that's happening! On the other pole, glacial ice is increasing. Is this a good thing, or another sign that our environment is in trouble?

NASA Earth Observatory Ocean & Climate Change Fact Sheet: The ocean's health and earth's climate are linked. NASA explains how and what this means.


Moby-Duck: The True Story of 28,800 Bath Toys Lost at Sea by Donovan Hohn (Nonfiction) — When Donovan Hohn learned about the bath toys lost at sea, he embarked on an adventure to learn about where they came from, why they ended up in the Pacific Ocean, and what it all meant.  (Penguin Books, ISBN 978-0143120506)

Tuna: A Love Story by Richard Ellis (Nonficton) — Tuna is an American staple, but have you ever thought about where your tuna sandwich came from? Richard Ellis investigated the life and death of tuna. How does a once-abundant fish hover on extinction? Ellis provides a thoughtful and engaging exploration into the global economy of tuna. ( Knopf, ISBN 978-0307267153)

End of the Line: How Overfishing is Changing the World and What We Eat by Charles Clover (Nonfiction) — London journalist Charles Clover reveals the dark side of the fishing industry in this captivating book about fishing and the environment. (Ebury & Vermilion, ISBN 978-0091897802)

Two Years Before the Mast: A Sailor's Life at Sea by Richard Henry Dana, Jr. (Nonfiction) — A classic personal narrative, Dana reveals the hard life of sailors during the 1800s. (Available as an e-book in multiple formats)

The Big Wave by Pearl S. Buck (Fiction) — A realistic narrative about characters who face the insurmountable destruction of a tsunami and learn how to move on. (Harper Collins, ISBN 978-0064401715)

Life of Pi by Yann Martel (Fiction) — Martel's novel of a young boy lost at sea explores religious and nature themes in an engaging and magical tale of survival and courage. (Mariner Books, ISBN 978-0547848419)

Compiled by Roxanna Coldiron, Class of 2013; edited by Alys Dutton, Class of 2015
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