Learn at Home

Facebook Live Sessions & Student Out of School Learning

Offered weekdays at 2 p.m. and weekends at 11 a.m.
Recordings will be posted on this page for further reference.

Our campus closed to the public on Monday March 16th however, our lifesaving work in our sea turtle hospital and on our local beaches continues. Our sea turtles are safe and receiving world-class care. Be sure to stay up to date on COVID-19 updates on our blog!

Our innovative educators have moved our programs to the online environment so we can help contribute to the education of eager minds of all ages during these unprecedented times. 

Our educators are working around the clock to bring you and your family exceptional virtual learning modules.

With your help, we can continue to bring these free educational resources:

Our Center's closure to the public has significantly impacted our financial resources.  Please help contribute towards our Virtual Coastal Classroom so we can bring our free episodes to the world and continue our life saving operations.

Help us provide free education - no donation is too small:

Please join our ocean heroes by donating today: marinelife.org/relief

Virtual STEM Collaborative

Can't get enough virtual STEM? We've partnered with our education friends to gather local resources in one place.

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Looking for Additional Activities?

While you're stuck at home check out our Kids' Fun Zone. Our mascot Fletch has activity pages, coloring pages and crafts!

Live Schedule

All videos can be viewed on this page after the LIVE!  *Teachers, please note this does not take you to Facebook*

Wednesday, March 18 - Marine Debris: Microplastics

Tune in to Loggerhead Marinelife Center’s biologist, Lindsay, as she discusses microplastics and the impact it has on sea turtles. Dive into our Outdoor Sea Turtle Hospital to meet our patient, Geo Jr., and learn about this patient’s encounter with plastics in the ocean. Resources available for at-home activities.

At-home activities for grades 1-12: Trash Timeline, Plastics in Your Home and Beach Cleaning Contraptions

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Thursday, March 19 - Interactions with Fisheries

Join Loggerhead Marinelife Center’s biologist to learn about how the fishing industry impacts sea turtles, among many other species. LMC often sees patients that have had interactions with fisheries. We will be discussing our sea turtle patient, Intrepid the Kemp’s ridley, as well as ways you can make a difference for marine life from anywhere in the world!

At-home activity grades 6 - 12: Responsible Consumers of Seafood worksheet

Friday, March 20 - Virtual Hammock Hike

Led by Loggerhead Marinelife Center’s experienced naturalist, our hammock hikes are an excursion through some of Florida’s most precious habitat. Navigating through the rare coastal hammock and natural dune systems, you will learn the birds in the trees all the way to the grains of sand on the beach. 

Submit your plant photos to the Loggerhead Marinelife Center Backyard Bioblitz page on iNaturalist:

Saturday, March 21 - Patient Updates

Tune in Weekends at 11 a.m. est. for an inside look at our sea turtle hospital. Learn about each patient and the treatments they are receiving. Our work never stops.

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Sunday, March 22 - Patient Updates

Tune in Weekends at 11 a.m. est. for an inside look at our sea turtle hospital. Learn about each patient and the treatments they are receiving. Our work never stops. In this episode, meet Jane, named in honor of our partnership with The Royal Poinciana Plaza and meet Citrus, named in honor of our partnership with Lilly Pulitzer!

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Monday, March 23 - Amazing Adaptations

Join Loggerhead Marinelife Center’s biologist, Casey, as we highlight the amazing adaptations of sea turtles! Dive into our Outdoor Sea Turtle Hospital to meet our patient, Fortin, and learn about their ability to survive in the deep blue. Resources available for at-home activities. 

At-home activity grades 3-8: Adaptation Card Activity, Imagination Adaptations, Create Your Own Sea Turtle
At-home activity grades K-2: Create Your Own Sea Turtle 

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Tuesday, March 24 - Predator Injuries

Shark-Bait-Hoo-Ha-Ha! Jump into predator versus prey as Loggerhead Marinelife Center’s biologist, Lindsay, discusses predator interactions with sea turtles. Tune in to meet JJ, a juvenile green sea turtle patient currently being treated in The Sea Turtle Hospital at LMC for shark bite injuries.

Wednesday, March 25 - Chronic Debilitation in Sea Turtles

At Loggerhead Marinelife Center, we see sea turtles with various injuries and illnesses. One of the most common illnesses that we treat is chronic debilitation. This may sound very unusual and probably foreign to you but tune in and learn more about this illness and how we treat sea turtles that have been diagnosed with it!

At-home activity grades K - 2: create a sea turtle from recycled cardboard

Thursday, March 26 - Ask a Biologist

Jump into the shoes of a Marine Biologist through our live Q & A with Loggerhead Marinelife Center’s biologist, Hannah Campbell. Learn the in’s and out’s of sea turtles, ocean conservation, and working in a STEM career by submitting questions live.  For a better chance of having your questions answered, email them to STEM@marinelife.org by 10 a.m. on March 26.

At-home activity grades 4 -12: careers in Marine Science

Friday, March 27 - Ask a Veterinarian

Get your scrubs and gloves ready as we join our Veterinarian, Dr. Max Polyak, for a live Q & A session! Learn all about our state-of-the-art sea turtle hospital, patient profiles, unique medical treatments, and the daily life of our vet staff by submitting questions live. For a better chance of having your questions answered, email them to STEM@marinelife.org by 10 a.m. on March 27. 

At-home activity grades 4 -12: careers in Marine Science

Saturday, March 28 - Patient Updates

Loggerhead Marinelife Center’s biologist educator, Enya, illuminates LMC’s mission of sea turtle conservation and rehabilitation. This program highlights a select few of our 19 sea turtle patients in our state-of-the-art Indoor and Outdoor Sea Turtle Hospital. Unique in its kind, the Sea Turtle Hospital at LMC features a Blood Laboratory, Pharmacy and Surgical Suite.

Sunday, March 29 - Patient Updates

Loggerhead Marinelife Center’s biologist educator, Enya, illuminates LMC’s mission of sea turtle conservation and rehabilitation. This program highlights a select few of our 19 sea turtle patients in our state-of-the-art Indoor and Outdoor Sea Turtle Hospital. Unique in its kind, the Sea Turtle Hospital at LMC features a Blood Laboratory, Pharmacy and Surgical Suite.

Monday, March 30 - Unintentional Boater Impacts

Dive in with Loggerhead Marinelife Center’s biologist, Casey, as we discover the impacts of unintentional boating injuries with sea turtles. Tag along as we meet Galapagos, an adult green male sea turtle patient currently being treated in The Sea Turtle Hospital at LMC for unintentional boater impact.

At-home activity grades K - 2: Sea Turtle Watching Binoculars

Tuesday, March 31 - Water Quality

Put your lab coats on as we explore the chemical, physical, and biological characteristics of water with Loggerhead Marinelife Center’s biologist, Lindsay! Discover the importance of good water quality and why certain conditions are necessary in order to keep a healthy ocean ecosystem. Tune in as we use our test kit to conduct water quality monitoring of a local aquatic ecosystem. 

At-home activity grades 4 - 8: Make your own pH indicator at home!

Wednesday, April 1 - Nebulization

Join us in the Virtual Coastal Classroom as we discuss how lung infections like pneumonia affect sea turtles and observe our sea turtle patient, Annie Beau, receiving her treatment. Using unique "turtle-approved" and innovative techniques, our veterinarians administer medication for these types of infections using a nebulizer -- and you will find out how.

 

Thursday, April 2 - Sea Turtle 101

Welcome to Sea Turtles 101! Do you want to learn more about the basics of sea turtle biology? You’re in luck! Our marine biologist educator Enya will be walking you through our Exhibit Hall and talking to you about each of the sea turtle species we see here in South Florida, as well as answering some of the most frequently asked questions we get here at LMC!

At-home activity grades K - 12: Sea Turtle 101 Bingo, At-home activity grades 5 - 12: Sketch a Sea Turtle!

Friday, April 3 - Living Beaches

Welcome to the Living Beaches Program at Loggerhead Marinelife Center! Loggerhead Marinelife Center’s biologist educator Enya will be conducting a seaside excursion to discover the origins of southeast Florida seashells and other beachcombing finds. During this program, Enya will talk about how beaches form, the many animals that call the beach home, teach guests about the living components of our beaches, and help identify beachcombing finds.

At-home activity grades K - 6: I-Spy in my Backyard!

Tune in at 2 p.m.