Channel Islands Live Dive

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Great forests of kelp flourish in the waters surrounding Channel Islands National Park. Over 1,000 species of marine organisms can be found here. Species like sea lions, fishes, lobster, sea urchins ,and seaweed all live together in the kelp forest to form one of the most biologically diverse ecosystems in the world. Channel Islands Live Dive provides free interactive education programs that take students on a virtual visit through the kelp forest without ever getting wet!

 

With camera in hand, park rangers wearing special microphone-equipped dive masks descend into the kelp forest surrounding Anacapa Island, one of the five islands in Channel Islands National Park. From underwater, divers interact with students in real-time as they learn about kelp forest ecology, marine protected areas, and scientific monitoring methods. All programs are standards-based and can be broadcast into your classroom through the use of videoconferencing equipment or free downloadable videoconferencing software. Visit our website to request a program or to learn more at http://www.nps.gov/chis/forteachers/learning/index.htm.

 

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Channel Islands Live Dive: Sixth Grade

Students explore the kelp forest with a park ranger-diver through an interactive distance learning program. As kelp forest inhabitants are encountered, students identify their roles as producers or consumers. Food chains are constructed and the transfer of energy is discussed. Affects of human activities on kelp forests are also explored. http://www.nps.gov/chis/forteachers/learning/dive6.htm.

 

Channel Islands Live Dive: Fifth Grade

Students explore the kelp forest with a park ranger-diver through an interactive distance learning program. The role of kelp as a producer and, therefore, its ability to produce oxygen through photosynthesis are emphasized. Affects of human activities on kelp forests are also explored. http://www.nps.gov/chis/forteachers/learning/dive5.htm.

 

Channel Islands Live Dive: High School

Students explore the kelp forest with a park ranger-diver through an interactive distance learning program. The role of kelp as a producer and, therefore, its ability to produce oxygen through photosynthesis are emphasized. Affects of human activities on kelp forests are also explored. http://www.nps.gov/chis/forteachers/learning/divehs.htm

 

Channel Islands Live Dive: Fourth Grade

Students explore the kelp forest with a park ranger-diver through an interactive distance learning program. As kelp forest inhabitants are encountered, fourth grade students identify their roles as producers or consumers. Food chains are constructed. What if one organism in a food chain disappears? What if some condition in the kelp forest changes? http://www.nps.gov/chis/forteachers/learning/dive4.htm

 

 

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