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Email: programs@theoceanadventure.com
Phone: (800) 760-6089
For grades: pre-K - 8
Requirements for live visit: Dark room, screen, table, extension cords, microphone
Fees for live visit: Fees vary with number of programs presented and location
Funding: We qualify for funding through Eisenhower Grants.

 

Marine biologist/Underwater photographers/Adventurers/Educators »

Your quest for knowledge and ability to explain it to children (and adults) in such a keen way is a gift.
--- Mary Ann O'Brien, Whittier School, Wheation, IL




Like a field trip that comes to you! High-energy, fast-paced, multimedia programs that combine actual specimens, biological models, life-sized (or larger-than-life) inflatable animals, unique props, costumes, creative dramatics, storytelling techniques, high-tech SCUBA diving equipment, audience participation, and breathtaking underwater photography.

SCHOOL ASSEMBLIES or FAMILY FUN NIGHTS--

OUR NEWEST SHOW! The Belize Whale Shark Expedition: (Topic - Sharks) Dive with the largest shark on the planet -the whale shark! Our NEW HD digital video presentation from our 2009 Belize Whale Shark Expedition.

The Australia Great White Shark Expedition: (Topic - Sharks) Journey with us to South Australia's Dangerous Reef as we come face-to-face with a 15-foot long, 3,000 pound, great white shark!

The Australia Great Barrier Reef Expedition: (Topic - Coral Reefs) Visit the incredible home of Finding Nemo...Australia's Great Barrier Reef and meet Nemo's fishy friends!

The Crystal River Florida Manatee Expedition: (Topic - Manatees) Join us in search of the gentle giants -- Florida manatees! Learn why they are endangered and what's being done to protect them.

The Silver Bank Humpback Whale Expedition: (Topic - Whales) Visit the world's largest humpback whale breeding grounds...the Silver Bank, near the Caribbean Sea.

The Island of the Blue Dolphins Expedition: (Topic - Kelp Forests) The book, Island of the Blue Dolphins, leads us to explore the giant kelp forests that surround this mysterious California island and learn about its undersea inhabitants.

The Caribbean Sea Expedition: (Topic - Animal Adaptations) Visit the Caribbean island from the book, The Cay. Meet the underwater creatures here and discover how they are adapted to survive in their underwater game of survival.

The Belize Rainforest to Reef Expedition: (Topic - Rainforests & Coral Reefs) Learn about the similarities between tropical rainforests and coral reefs.
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Wayne Brown is a professional underwater photographer, scuba diving instructor, author, lecturer, and marine biologist with a degree in ecology and environmental biology from the University of California at Irvine. Over 35 years of continuing diving experiences have taken him around the world studying and documenting the earth's marine environments and the creatures that inhabit them. He has been privileged to work with many respected institutions and individuals, including the Russian Academy of Sciences, Scripps Institute of Oceanography, Aquarium of the Pacific and the late Jacques Cousteau.

Wayne was inspired to bring his knowledge and experiences in the marine world to children. In 1987, Wayne, and his wife, Karen, started The Ocean Adventure, bringing the marine environment into the classroom to help students develop positive attitudes about science and nature while promoting an appreciation and respect for all marine organisms and their place in the environment.

Karen Brown is a scuba diving instructor, underwater photographer, model, lecturer, and marine conservationist with a degree in sociology from Wells College in Aurora, New York. Over 28 years of continuing diving experiences have taken her around the world visiting and photographing the habitats and behaviors of a wide variety of marine animals. She has had close encounters with sea creatures large and small, from the most docile to the most dangerous.

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