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Florida Sea Grant Extension & Education Program

Florida Sea Grant Extension & Education Program

Educational resources (video)

This page contains several recorded PowerPoint presentations from the UF/IFAS Extension Florida Sea Grant manateecetacean and sea turtle curricula. These are most suitable for youth in grades 2-5, but may be of interest to others.

Sea Turtles

The chapters of the book, One in a Thousand: Those amazing sea turtles are read by one of the authors, Dr. Maia McGuire. 

Chapter 1: Sea Turtle Biology (approx. 9 minutes)

Chapter 2: How Do Scientists Identify Turtles? (approx. 23 minutes)

Chapter 3: Sea Turtle Evolution and Anatomy (approx. 8 minutes)

Chapter 4: Sea Turtle Eggs and Nests (approx. 6 minutes)

Chapter 5: Growing Up as a Sea Turtle (approx. 8 minutes)

     Activity: Sea Turtle Survival game (you can print the Number sheet for use with Survival game or create your own!)

Chapter 6: How do Human Activities Affect Sea Turtles? (approx. 7 minutes)

Chapter 7: Natural Threats to Sea Turtles (approx. 14 minutes)

Chapter 8: How Do We Protect Sea Turtles? (approx. 10 minutes)

Chapter 9: Turtle Tracking (approx. 4 minutes)

Chapter 10: Helping Sick or Injured Sea Turtles (approx. 13 minutes)


Lesson 3 (Manatee Adaptations) adapted for individual learning (approx. 11 minutes plus time to respond to questions)

Lesson 9 (Manatee Migration) adapted for individual learning (approx. 11 minutes)

Lesson 10 (How We Impact the Environment) adapted for individual learning (approx. 9 minutes)

Lesson 15 (Manatee Identification) adapted for individual learning (Approx. 10 minutes plus time to complete activity). The manatee outline can be printed or copied to use with this lesson.

How to make and use a blubber glove (Lesson 9).

Cetaceans (Whales and Dolphins)

Lesson 2 (What makes a whale a whale?) adapted for individual learning (approx. 14 minutes)

Lesson 6 (Cetacean Behaviors) adapted for individual learning (approx. 16 minutes) 

How to make and use a blubber glove (Lesson 9).

Many online lessons, videos and activities (most of which are ocean-themed) can be found on this website, which is being updated by Woods Hole Sea Grant.

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