How this DIY Kelp face mask is going to help save a whale while you self-quarantine

As everyone prepares for weeks of being home from school and work, Ocean Wise Conservation Association launches a new FREE online platform, bringing all that is ocean to you and your family. Educators and animal experts at Ocean Wise and the Vancouver Aquarium have compiled captivating resources and entertainment for self-quarantiners of all ages to learn all about the how and the why of caring for the ocean and the animals in it.


With everything from Virtual Aqua Class and Livestreamed programming to the DIY Kelp face mask, Ocean Wise is ensuring there is something for everyone at home. Each and every resource leads users to learn about the ocean and how we can do better by it and the non-profit dedicates all donations to ocean conservation.

While families can work on their ocean literacy together with content is shaped for all ages, the Online Oceans resource allows also allows for teachers to tap into Ocean Literacy, as many of the resources are curriculum-based.Every second breath comes from the ocean, dive in.

Highlights from Online Oceans:
Live Sea Otter, Jellies and Penguin cams
Plastic free Granola, Shrimp Chowder and Kelp scones at the  Recipe Corner
Plastic free glitter and tinted lip balm DIY tutorials
Feed the Shark Craft and Animal Coloring pages
Sustainable Seafood Education Kit (curriculum based education kit)
Virtual Aqua Class (for teens and younger kids)
Getting to Know coral reefs and Underwater Noise Pollution: Livestreamed programs (ages 9-12 and 9-18)

About Ocean Wise® Conservation Association
Ocean Wise is a global conservation organization on a mission to protect and restore the world’s oceans. Focussed on education, research and direct-action conservation, Ocean Wise equips and inspires youth, citizens, businesses and governments to take action through initiatives like Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup, Ocean Wise Seafood, the Marine Mammal Rescue program and Be Plastic Wise. Ocean Wise was born out of the Vancouver Aquarium’s 60-year commitment to marine ecosystems and is headquartered at the Vancouver Aquarium in Vancouver’s Stanley Park. Learn more at ocean.org.

About the Vancouver Aquarium
Since opening in 1956, the Vancouver Aquarium has connected more than 40 million people from around the world to our oceans and inspired them to take action to address key threats. Located in Stanley Park, the Vancouver Aquarium is home to thousands of incredible ocean species. It’s also Ocean Wise headquarters, where our scientists, educators and conservation experts do much of their work. vanaqua.org