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Mystic Aquarium's Online Educational Resources

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STEM for Kids Online Resources

Mystic Aquarium is sharing fun and free resources for families to access from home through our "STEM Mentoring for the Planet" program. This week's theme is The Ocean.

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World of Water

Read these four e-books (or listen to them in English or Spanish) to learn more about water and what you can do to help protect our ocean planet.

Visit Mystic Aquarium on Facebook Live 

Although Mystic Aquarium is currently closed to the public, you can hear from the staff and visit some of the animals in their care, daily at 11 am EDT.

Why Is the Ocean Salty? 

Find out why the water in the ocean is salty in this video mini-lesson from Mystery Science.

Mucus Mansions and Pooping Plastic 

Listen to this episode of NPR’s Wow in the World podcast to learn how a tiny pooping sea creature might be able to help solve the problem of plastic in the ocean.

Offline Ocean Fun

Print out NOAA’s "Be an Ocean Guardian" Activity Book to keep exploring the ocean offline. You’ll find fun facts, conservation tips, puzzles, coloring pages and more.

Explore National Marine Sanctuaries

Dive into the ocean without getting wet! Take a virtual reality voyage to visit the habitats, animals, and cultural resources in your national marine sanctuaries.

More Resources 

You can also visit the STEM for Kids webpage for more of our favorite STEM collections, games, videos, virtual field trips, hands-on activities, e-books, podcasts and more. 

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Mystic Aquarium is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with a mission to inspire people to care for and protect our ocean planet through conservation, education and research.

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