Lesson Topics

Lesson Topics 

Our most popular lesson is Coral Reefs – a media-rich introduction to these incredible ecosystems and the diverse creatures who live on it – reef fish, turtles, whales and dolphins, invertebrates and sharks. In the session, we also cover the threats reefs are facing and how we can all help make a difference to the impact of climate change and plastic pollution.

As with all our sessions, there will be plenty of time for quizzing our marine biologist and answering the many questions your students have.

Want to dive deeper? No problem. We offer lessons on sharks, turtles, whales and an in-depth look at coral

Sharks: Let’s challenge the stereotype of sharks being mindless, vicious man-eaters. Learn the facts about the sheer diversity of sharks (did you know there are over 500 different species of sharks?), their super senses, their importance in keeping the oceans healthy and the threats they face. Your class will come away with a love for sharks and armed with the knowledge to become ambassadors for these magnificent and misunderstood marvels of the ocean.

Turtles: Do turtles really come back to the beach they were born on to lay their eggs? Find out the answer to this and much more with our turtly-tastic turtle talk. Discover the incredible journey turtles make during their lives, learn about the different species of sea turtles, find out where they live and what they eat. We’ll explore the current threats to these endangered animals and what steps each of us can make to help turtles, wherever you live.

Whales & Dolphins: From the blue whale (the largest creature that ever lived) to Maui’s dolphin (the smallest and rarest dolphin), there’s plenty to discover about these much-loved marine mammals. As some of the biggest and most charismatic animals in the ocean, whales and dolphins are often the first creatures to really spark a child’s interest in marine life. This lesson will build on this enthusiasm with fascinating facts, amazing images and unforgettable videos.

Coral: Is coral a rock, a plant or an animal? Learn the answer to this and other amazing facts with a fascinating exploration of coral. Coral reefs cover less than 1% of the oceans yet support more than 25% of marine life. In addition to exploring how corals live and reproduce your class will learn about how we are helping to restore a coral reef with an in-depth look at our own Reef Restoration Project. Yes, it really is like coral gardening!


I thought the program was wonderful! We have an active group of 1st graders this year and they were very engaged! Thank you so much! Leslie Davis, Cleveland Elementary, Oklahoma City

The WiseOceans’ presentation held the interest of all the children in my P2/3/4 class.  The style is informative, interactive and fun, providing lots of scope for follow up projects or lessons.  Weeks have gone by and the children still ask when WiseOceans will be coming back for a visit!  Keri Reed, P2/3/4 class & deputy Head Teacher

We really enjoyed your visit.  All the children were enthusiastic about it and the teachers said how lovely it was to have an expert to answer the children’s questions.  It was a great day and great value for money. Sarah Gledhill, Hawthorns 1st School, Durrington, UK