Parents' Guide to

SeaWorldKids

By Leslie Crenna, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Super stop for conservation, community, and ocean critters.

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What you will—and won't—find in this website.

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age 18+

Based on 1 parent review

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SeaWorldKids balances entertainment and education as it showcases the perils faced by wild creatures across the world from polar bears to manatees, all with an eye on conservation. Videos -- especially those led by assistant park curator Chuck Cureau and webisodes featuring Bindi Irwin -- not only make sustainability fun but establish a clear connection between human activity and the dangers faced by wild animals. In one video, SeaWorld staff rescue and return a sea turtle found with a long-line fishing hook lodged in its esophagus. In another hosted by Polar Bears International, kids experience out-on-the-tundra realities where higher temperatures melt pack ice earlier in the season, causing anxious, hungry bears to pace on dry land, cut off from their prematurely watery hunting grounds.

The site's resources go pretty deep, but sometimes it takes a bit too much digging to get to the goodies, and it can be hard to re-find favorites. Games and apps also are pretty run of the mill. These quibbles aside, and despite (and perhaps in response to) the troubling documentary Blackfish, SeaWorld focuses a good deal of effort and resources on species research, habitat protection, animal rescue and rehabilitation, and conservation education.

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