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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. Embark on an epic quest through the uninhabited wilderness of the Great Australian Bight, to the lush kelp forests off the Californian coast.

The film highlights the mission of The Marine Mammal Center as a model for global marine mammal conservation in which Holman seeks to acquire new skillsets and knowledge to bring back home.

Download Education Guides

These free, comprehensive educator guides are designed to compliment 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.

Have questions or feedback about the curriculum? Please contact the Education Department at

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