Look at the 12 Plankton of Christmas!

December 28, 2010

Here is a fun look at the Plankton in the ocean that look like Christmas decorations, snowflakes and angels. It was a neat surprise to find it on the Monterey Bay Aquarium blogsite.

Here is the series on environmentalgraffiti.com by Michele Coilet using photos by Dr. Richard Kirby, a Royal Society Research Fellow at the University of Plymouth.

The Monterey Bay Aquarium has a display of Sea Drifters in the Outer Bay that has been there quite awhile and is now going to get a new look – so you can visit the drifters until May 1. Here is a neat video on Jellyfish from the aquarium.

Check out ideas and activities to do with kids on https://mygrandmasue.wordpress.com by the author of the award-winning children’s book Grandpa, Do It! I Do It, Too!

Hot Pink Flamingos

April 25, 2010

The new exhibit Hot Pink Flamingos is now open at Monterey Bay Aquarium in Monterey, CA. See how climate change is affecting our oceans and the life within them. If you don’t live within visiting distance, there is still great information and exhibits on-line to explore.

I include lots of ideas of places to visit and activities to explore with children on mygrandmasue.wordpress.com, so do check them out! 🙂

Aquarium of the Pacific Whale Count

October 16, 2009

The Aquarium of the Pacific, one of my favorite aquariums, just blogged how many whales they’ve seen on their outings this summer. They have some pictures, too. They saw all kinds of whales: Blue, Fin, Minke and Humpback!

Tomorrow the aquarium is having their great Seafare Evening. Should be pretty awesome.

Here is their on-line Learning Center.

Fun Filled Family Favorites

August 12, 2009

Oprah has suggested 13 fun family activities for creating family memories as our summer winds down. If you need some ideas, be sure to check this list out! Some of the activities have already come up on my blog. Do enjoy!

Saving Sea Otters

August 3, 2009

The Monterey Bay Aquarium sent a letter yesterday about the plight of the sea otters. Here’s the aquarium’s page on Southern Sea Otters. Check out The Otter Project, too!

The Sea Otter Research and Recovery Act (H.R. 556) passed in the House late Tuesday afternoon by a vote of 316 to 107. Now the bill moves to the Senate; we’ll be sure to let you know when the time is right to ask for support from your Senator.

Here is the aquarium’s on-line Sea Otter Exhibit page and another page about sea otters with a video and activities. Here’s another video, too.

AOP Day Camp Space Still Available

July 10, 2009

The Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach, CA, still has spaces available in their day camp program. Grandpa Ron and I are members of this wonderful aquarium.

We received this email:
“Treat your child to day camp at the Aquarium of the Pacific this Summer! They will experience the wonder of marine life through hands-on activities, games, crafts, experiments, behind-the-scenes tours, animal interactions, and more. Whether your child just turned three-years-old or is entering the ninth grade, the Aquarium’s day camps will make their summer a splash. Spaces are still available but limited so make your child’s reservation for this unique opportunity today by calling (562)951-1630 or clicking here.”
There are programs for:
•Ages 3-4, with an adult partner
•Ages 5-6
•Grades 2-4 (must be at least 7)
•Grades 5-7
•Grades 7-9

Check it out!

Dia del Nino Festival at Long Beach Aquarium

April 30, 2009

The Long Beach, CA, Aquarium of the Pacific is celebrating Children’s Day (Dia del Nino) by showcasing the talents of children from many cultures. There will be arts and crafts, singing, dancing, storytelling and much more. Click the link! When: Saturday, May 2, 2009 and Sunday, May 3, 2009 from 9:00 am–5:00 pm.

Shedd Aquarium in Chicago

April 18, 2009

Another one of my favorite places in Chicago is (guess!) Shedd Aquarium! Another aquarium! I should have majored in oceanography! The on-line exhibits are interactive and quite interesting.

National Aquarium in Baltimore

April 18, 2009

OK. I haven’t done a good job getting good stuff out on the East Coast. One of my favorites is the National Aquarium in Baltimore. So enjoy this website. It is fun to travel around as well! I love the multilevel walkway along one of the big tanks.

Aquarium of the Pacific

April 7, 2009

There is a great aquarium to visit on line or in person in Long Beach, California as well. Check out the Aquarium of the Pacific to see all of the neat exhibits and activities there. The seahorse exhibit is awesome! I still love the jellyfish, too!

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