Curriculum Resources


Allied Whale Resources

  • Adopt a Whale - $40 for single whale, $50 for mother-calf pair
    You'll receive a certificate of adoption, 8 X 10 color photograph of an identified fin or humpback whale, biography of your whale and a sighting history, the book Discovering Whales of the East Coast, and a one-year subscription to Allied Whale's newsletter. (Adoptions can be given as gifts, please include the recipient's name and address.)
  • Marine Mammals of the Gulf of Maine - $8.50 (including shipping and handling)
    This 24-minute educational film tells the story of Allied Whale and presents information learned during twenty years of marine mammal research in the Gulf of Maine. It features exciting and exclusive color footage of the commonly seen species of whales and seals.


WhaleNet Supplementary Materials

  • Marine Science Activities on a Budget - $13.00
  • The World of Whales, Dolphins, and Porpoises - Interdisciplinary Curriculum Units for pre-K through High School - $20.00
  • How to Build an Inflatable (55 ft.) Finback Whale - $8.00
  • Marine Science Bibliography - $3.00

Order from J. Michael Williamson
MICS
20 Moynihan Rd.
So. Hamilton, MA 01982

Whale Fact Pack and Dolphin Fact Pack
$5.25 + postage & handling
These fact packs contain general information on cetaceans, fact sheets on each species, instructions on how to draw different species, and a bibliography. The American Cetacean Society also sells books, posters and prints, notecards, mobiles and shirts.

American Cetacean Society
P.O. Box 2639
San Pedro, CA 90731
(310) 548-6279

Whale Kits and lots of Marine Mammal Info
The Teacher Resource Center at the New England Aquarium offers great resources for teachers. They have curriculum guides, videos, books, marine mammal parts, and programs. Some of this material is free and some requires a small fee.

Contact: Joel Rubin
Teacher Resource Center
New England Aquarium
Central Wharf Boston, MA 02110-3399
(617) 973-6590

A FIELD GUIDE TO WHALES, PORPOISES, AND SEALS FROM CAPE COD TO NEWFOUNDLAND, 4th edition. by Steven K. Katona, Valerie Rough, and David T. Richardson. 1993. Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington, D.C. ISBN 1-56098-333-7.
This book contains excellent natural history information on marine mammal species found in the Gulf of Maine, extensive bibliographies of books, journal articles and multi-media, and a list of whale watching companies.

WHALES IN THE CLASSROOM PRESENTS: GETTING TO KNOW THE WHALES by Larry Wade, illustrated by Stephen Bolles. 1995. Singing Rock Press, Minnetonka, Minnesota. ISBN 0-9629395-2-8
This book is geared toward middle-school students and contains activities developed from actual scientific data contributed by marine biologists. It also contains interviews with whale biologists.

Links

ABOUT MARINE MAMMALS, http://www.marinelab.sarasota.fl.us/
Home page of the Mote Marine Lab. Contains their newsletter, information about the lab, and weather for Sarasota updated every 15 minutes.

CETACEAN SOCIETY INTERNATIONAL, http://csiwhalesalive.org/
Contains information about CSI, but also links to other marine mammal organizations.

EE LINK: ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION ON THE INTERNET,
http://www.envirolink.org/external.html?www=http%3A//eelink.net/&itemid=48
Contains information, resources and links to other sites which support K-12 environmental education.

EUROSQUID MARINE MAMMAL HOMEPAGE, http://www.abdn.ac.uk/eurosquid/
A great resource with links to marine mammal web sites, discussion groups and other homepages of interest.

IUCN RED LIST OF THREATENED SPECIES, http://www.redlist.org/
The list of threatened and endangered animals produced by the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources.

JOURNEY NORTH, http://www.learner.org/jnorth/
Journey North tracks the northward spring migration of various species of animals including humpback and right whales, monarch butterflies, loggerhead sea turtles, bald eagles, peregrine falcons, loons, American robins, orioles. caribou, and migratory bats of the Sonoran Desert. Journey North provides information on the best maps, ask the expert, informational reports put together by students in classrooms around the world. An excellent program. Fax subscriptions are available for teachers without e-mail capabilities. Journey North 125 North First Street Minneapolis, MN 55401 (612)339-6959

MARMAM: MARINE MAMMALS RESEARCH AND CONSERVATION DISCUSSION
http://www.dal.ca/~whitelab/marmam.htm
This is a listserv containing discussions on any topic pertaining to marine mammals. It is a great place to find resources like the list above and participate in or observe conversations between people with vastly different scientific and political views.

NOAA FISHERIES OFFICE OF PROTECTED RESOURCES, http://www.nmfs.noaa.gov/prot_res/prot_res.html
Contains information on endangered species and on the conservation measures being taken to protect these animals.

NETVET- MARINE MAMMALS, http://netvet.wustl.edu/marine.htm
Contains species accounts and educational information produced by various aquariums.

ORCINUS ORCA, http://www.cetacea.org/orca.htm
This outstanding home page contains detailed information on killer whales as well as links to other sites.

SEA WORLD/BUSCH GARDENS, http://www.seaworld.org/
Sea world offers teacher guides. This page contains sample activities from the guides and contact information for ordering the guides.

STRATEGIES FOR PURSUING A CAREER IN MARINE MAMMAL SCIENCE, http://www.marinemammalogy.org/strat.htm
Advice for the would-be marine mammalogist produced by the Society for Marine Mammalogy.

THEMATIC WHALE WEB UNIT, http://curry.edschool.virginia.edu/go/Whales/home.html
Contains curriculum ideas on marine mammals.

WHALENET, http://whale.wheelock.edu/
WhaleNet is an international collaboration of scientists, researchers and computer technologists working to get real data in the classroom. WhaleNet's homepage includes A.S.K. (acquire scientific knowledge) an Expert, curriculum guides and materials, logbook entries from research expeditions currently underway, location data from a satellite-tagged North Atlantic right whale, a database of marine mammal sightings, marine mammal bibliographies, links to its affliates' homepages & more! Join us.