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Year of the Oceans
Audience: All ages

1998 was the International Year of the Oceans. This terrific site is designed to celebrate it virtually. Click here to go to the Kids and Teachers Corner, where you’ll find Puffy the Puffer’s Fun Facts (an activity book), a fact sheet and coloring book about marine debris (“debris” is a tricky spelling word) and much more. Also, be sure to check out the Educator’s Guide.

Underwater Web Portal
Audience: Preschool and elementary school classrooms

Kids Domain has lots of links to all kinds of fun underwater sites; here’s how to get to the Monterey Bay Aquarium site, Whaletime for Kids, Secrets of the Ocean Realm and more. Kids Domain ensures that their sites contain only kid-friendly content.

Oceans For Youth
Audience: All ages

“Conceived in 1998 and incorporated in 1999, Oceans for Youth Foundation is a non-profit foundation designed to encourage underwater education for youth.” These folks definitely know what they’re doing. A swift click on the Kids Corner button brings you nose-to-nose with Nick’s Ocean Quests [requires Flash], a marine life coloring book, a virtual aquatic safari, and more. Learn about opportunities to volunteer.

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