Plunge into the kelp forest with our free game, The Kelp Forest: My Aquarium, and interactive ebook, The Kelp Forest: A Young Explorer's Guide! These apps engage students in learning about the kelp forest ecosystem and the Aquarium’s exhibit. Pair them with our Teacher's Digital Resource Guide (PDF) for tips on navigating the apps, discussion and writing prompts, and suggestions for related science activities.


The Kelp Forest game

The Kelp Forest: My Aquarium

  • Create your own digital kelp forest and practice being a "Kelp Forest Bodyguard"
  • Progress from beginner to advanced levels while learning concepts aligned with the Next Generation Science Standards, Common Core State Standards and Ocean Literacy Principles
  • Geared for children ages eight to 11, but fun for all ages

Download the Game

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The Kelp Forest ebook

The Kelp Forest: A Young Explorer's Guide

  • Discover the kelp forest ecosystem and all the ocean animals that call it home
  • Learn more about the Monterey Bay Aquarium's Kelp Forest exhibit and the people who help it thrive

Download the Ebook

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