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Monday, July 27, 2015

50 Shades of Nudibranch by Earth Touch

Those readers who love nature will find Earth Touch a great place to visit online at
and they even have a Wild Oceans section with interesting collections like this one.

Well done, Earth Touch and Wild Oceans.


Sunday, July 12, 2015

SEA TURTLE; art & craft project

Sea turtles start out by hatching from eggs under the sand of a beach. They risk their lives as they race to get to the sea. They spend years at sea and when a female is old enough she returns close to where she was born to lay her own eggs.
In this activity we will make a mother turtle.

What you need:
·        Card or manila folder
·        Scissors
·        Glue
·        Texta, black and green
·        Photocopy templates to use as guides
·        Optional, use of onion skin to create shell pattern
What to do:
·        Using the illustrations as a guide cut an egg shaped piece of card or manila folder

·        Using the cut out as a guide draw the turtle head, body, tail and flippers

·        Colour the scaly skin using a green texta

·        Colour in two eyes with a black texta or paint

·        Cut out pieces of card or onion skin and decorate the top of the shell

·        Cut out the pieces of card to create the breast plate on the underside of the shell

·        Put the head, flippers and tail template between the upper shell and the breast plate

     ·        Secure with glue

 You can see AUSMEPA art activities on their new Kids Investigating Sea Solutions webpage here

AUSMEPA making a difference in the USA

Working to make a difference sometimes feels like calling out in the dark. Is anyone listening? Then you recieve a communication like this...

Hi there, I wanted to send you a 'thank you' for your webpage ( I am a mentor for a group of students at an after school program, and I've recently been teaching them about marine and how all species are affected when we don't take care of our planet. I just wanted to let you know that your information on ocean conservation has been a big help!

One of my students (Andrea) took a lot of this information to heart and brought in an article to teach the class about ocean pollution. I think it would also be helpful to your visitors as well! "Clean Our Oceans: The Impact of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch" -

Would you mind including the article on your page for me? I thought that it would fit in well with your information, and she would be proud to see that she is able to help make a difference in the world. Let me know if you get the chance to update - and thanks again for the great website!

Have a great day,

Thanks, Joan for your support and right back atcha. The web link you provided has lots more information of interest to teachers and students.