Distance Learning

Channel Islands Live Dive: High School

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Grade Level:
High School: Ninth Grade through Twelfth Grade
State Standards:
NS 9–12, C/Life Sciences: Interdependence of organisms; F/Science in Personal and Social Perspectives: Natural resources, environmental quality


Students explore the kelp forest with a park ranger-diver through an interactive distance learning program. Program emphasis is on the park's kelp forest inventory and monitoring program and the rationale for creation of marine protected areas (MPAs). Affects of human activities on kelp forests are also explored.

Broadcast length: 30 minutes

Grade level: Ninth to twelfth

Objectives addressed:

  • Explain the importance of biodiversity to the overall health of an ecosystem.
  • Provide examples of human activity that can influence the biodiversity of natural systems.
  • Recognize the usefulness of scientific monitoring in determining the health of an ecosystem.
  • Describe some of the controversial aspects associated with creating a network of marine protected areas.

Essential questions:

  • How does change in an ecosystem affect the entire ecosystem?
  • What affect do humans have on ecosystems?

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This FREE Channel Islands Live Distance Learning Program is available for interactive participation at your location and at the park visitor center in Ventura, California. Visit Schedule a Program for more information.

Last updated: September 13, 2016