Monday, May 18, 2015

Ocean Web Cams & a Memorial Day Freebie

Hey bloggy friends and followers, it's Nicki from Mrs. Thigpen's Kindergarten!

It's that time of year for the beach, the ocean, and everything under the sea! I wanted to share a few techy things we use in our classroom each year to explore the deep parts of the ocean.

I always love to bring in virtual field trips and other videos for my students to enjoy because many of them are unable to go to these places. We use the San Diego Zoo webcams to learn about the animals (Houston Zoo also), and we find various aquariums to visit to watch the penguins, or sea turtles!!( Check out Sea World :), along with so many other places. One of our favorite places is Monterey Bay.

If you aren't familiar with the Monterey Bay Aquarium, then you should head over and check it out! It has awesome Live Web cams as well as being able to watch live feedings throughout the day. 

Here's a picture I took of us watching one of the live feedings (excuse the nasty whiteboard...I have a new one now!!):


This is the Kelp Cam and you are able to hear the scuba diver and the presenter talk about what they are doing and what they are feeding the fish with. It's pretty neat!

**UPDATE*** For some reason the Open Sea Cam isn't working with the embedded code---so just click on the'll take you there!!!

Here's a video of the Open Sea Cam:

And here's the Web Cam for the Sting Rays at Sea World!!

I hope you can find use for these in your classroom! 

Here's a freebie for Memorial Day!

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