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Created by the Center’s award-winning educators, these virtual activities and curriculum materials help guide youth of all ages to learn more about marine mammal health, science and conservation.

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Curriculum for Teachers: Life By a Whisker Education Guides

These in-depth teacher guides for upper elementary and middle school students were created to accompany the “Sea Lions: Life by a Whisker” IMAX film.

This feature-length film documents the story of Australian sea lions and Dirk Holman – a marine scientist who monitors the native sea lion population along Australia’s southern coast. 

The film highlights the mission of The Marine Mammal Center as a model for global marine mammal conservation, and documents Holman's visit to the Center to acquire new skillsets and knowledge to bring back home.

These free, comprehensive educator guides are designed to complement the film experience, and have been designed for learners in grades 3-5 and grades 6-8. Each guide comes with a digital version and a print version.

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Life by a Whisker curriculum guide