As part of
CRESLI's education outreach program, we have developed an
exciting library program for children ages six through nine.
This program is designed to explore the various
species of whales that live in and around the waters of Long
What is a whale (some main differences
between toothed whales and baleen whales);
where do they
what do they eat;
how are they affected by humans;
what are people doing to help them?
The program incorporates the use of video clips,
diagrams/ photographs, as well as pieces of baleen, and a
microscope as teaching aids to relay concepts and ideas in
exciting and understandable ways for young children.
Hands on activities involve children stretching out
ropes to different lengths to represent the length of whale
activities allow kids to see first-hand how garbage and
marine debris harm marine wildlife with a follow-up
discussion on what they can do to help.
each child receives a photo of the flukes of a humpback
whale and learns about the process that real scientist use
to name and identify individual whales in the wild. Students
then have the opportunity to name their own whale fluke
using the same method.The program culminates with a game;
whale bingo and
each student receiving a CRESLI patch.
Children will learn many interesting
facts about whales, and gain a better understanding of our
environment and their role as stewards of our coastal
Please contact CRESLI if you have interest in the program
by using the link below to send an e-mail to