Winged Ambassadors: Ocean Literacy Through the Eyes of Albatross
Free Teacher Workshop
When: June 26th and 27th, 2013
Location: Oakland Museum of California
*exception field trip on June 27th/ meet at
Emeryville Sportfishing Center.
Albatrosses, charismatic and threatened seabirds, are ambassadors for a clean ocean. They traverse vast oceanic regions searching for floating food. Along their journeys, they ingest plastic trash and are hooked in fisheries.
Winged Ambassadors is a set of five lessons that use real data from current research tracking albatross migrations and ocean plastic pollution. The lessons use inquiry-based science instruction, aligned to standards for grades 6 – 8 with extensions for grades 9 – 12.
Each lesson includes:
- Lesson plan with learning objectives and procedures, an outline of necessary materials and preparation, time estimates, suggested discussion questions and possible answers, ideas for differentiating activities for diverse learners, and expanded resources, videos and links
- Student Worksheets and Handouts for photocopying and/or projecting
- Presentations with photos, art, wildlife research data, and teacher presentation notes to support the lesson
- Introduction to the Winged Ambassadors lessons
- Talks by Seabird Scientists
- Entrance/self exploration of the new Natural
Sciences Gallery at the Oakland Museum of CA
- Full day marine biologist led boat trip to the