Meet Sanctuary Sam
Sanctuary Sam is a California sea lion. He is four feet seven inches tall and more than seven feet long! Sanctuary Sam weighs 550 pounds. He does a lot of swimming and he eats herring, capelin, squid, sardines and mackerel. Watch videos, play games and see where Sam is going to be and has been!
Ocean Guardian Kids Club
Kids Make a Difference - Become an Ocean Guardian and join our kids club today!
Humpback Whale Migration Game
Humpback whales are found in the oceans worldwide. They hold the record for the longest migration among mammals. Play the Migration Game to find out more about humpback whales and how you can help protect them!
Ocean Guardian Activity Book
This activity book created by the NOAA Office of National Marine Sanctuaries and Marine Debris Program is appropriate for children in grades Kindergarten through 3rd. Learn about the ocean and why its important through word searches, games, and coloring pages. You can also sign the Ocean Guardian Pledge to protect the ocean and all the creatures that live in it.
Games at NOAA
This arcade is a portal to games and interactive activities focused on ocean and air themes. It highlights the science and the activities of the National Ocean and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and other agencies and organizations promoting environmental stewardship.
Explore Nim's Island
The movie Nim's Island tells the fictional story of an adventurous girl named Nim, who lives on a remote island in the South Pacific. Check out the fun educational resources related to this movie.
Nim's Island Wallpaper Downloads
Download desktop wallpaper for your computer of Nim's ocean friends, like Selkie the sea lion, Chica the sea turtle, and Galileo the pelican.
Taking a boat out to the open ocean is the best way to experience life at sea. The next best way is to use your mouse! This online, interactive poster allows you to roll over an ocean traveler (seabird) to learn about its life at sea.
Black-Footed Albatross Tracking
Starting in July 2007, ten albatross have been tagged from Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuary. Find out where these majestic seabirds are going.
Ocean Adventures Interactive Games
Sharks are under seige! Help save sharks like the great white in "Predator Protector." Are you an aspiring filmmaker? Then join the TV film crew in "Whale Watcher" and videotape gray whales breaching. In "Kure Waste Chase," race to clean up the island in this fast-paced game.
Seabirds and Shorebirds Activity Book
This activity book teaches students the about the seabirds and shorebirds that live in and migrate to Hawai'i (pdf, 3.7MB). You can also visit the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale kid's page to download fun activities and posters.
Marine Life of the National Marine Sanctuaries
Explore this great online marine life field guide, which covers critters from sea stars to the gigantic blue whale.
Virtual Submersible Dive
Take a virtual tour of the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary using a single-person submersible, called DeepWorker 2000. Explore the canopy of a kelp forest and watch sea lions dart by in search of food. This virtual dive was developed in partnership with the National Geographic Society.
Puzzles and More
Activities from the Pacific Reef Coloring Book.
Laumei Sami - Sea Turtles
A coloring book in English and Samoan
A coloring book in Japanese and English
The Kohola and the Kolea
A coloring book in Hawaiian and English about the whale and plover.
Sea Turtles No Na Honu Kai
A coloring book in Hawaiian and English about sea turtles in Hawai`i.
Color a Reef Scene
Download this fun scene of critters underwater in the Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary. (pdf, 220kb)
Zebra Mussel Mania
Learn Great Lakes maritime vocabulary with our "Zebra Mussel Mania" crossword puzzle.