OCEAN ocean
BADGE
(Discover Outdoors)
(Written by
Marie Dichoso-Beavers/Frontier Girls Troop 114)

NOTE: Several of these requirements
reference websites that are not part of Frontier Girls.
Make sure to
get parental permission when going on the Internet as these websites and others

related to this study may contain inappropriate content.

(You
may use any higher level requirement as an optional
requirement.)

Preschool:  Do three requirements including the two
starred.

_____ 1 *   Learn about ocean water.
What makes it different from fresh water?  What type of animals live
in it?

_____ 2.*  Learn about ocean safety.  Learn about the
Leave No Trace rules and figure out ways to apply
them to visiting an
ocean or beach.

Below are some helpful
websites:
http://www.scouting.org/scoutsource/BoyScouts/TeachingLeaveNoTrace/064_principles.aspx
http://www.suite101.com/content/ocean-safety-tips-that-kids-and-all-beach-vacationers-should-know-
a223235
http://kidshealth.org/kid/watch/out/swim.html
http://www.ehow.com/way_5506481_ocean-beach-safety-kids.html
http://beach.lifetips.com/cat/463/ocean-swimming/index.html
http://ezinearticles.com/?Top-10-Beach-and-Ocean-Safety-Tips-For-Kids-and-Their-Families&id=976003

Level 1:  Do four requirements
including the two starred.

_____ 1.*  Do Preschool requirements
1 & 2.

_____ 2. *  Learn all four major oceans and be able to find
them on a map.

Level 2:  Do five requirements
including the two starred.

_____ 1.*  Do Level 1 requirements 1
& 2.

_____ 2.*  Learn about ocean habitats.  Know what each of the
following are and at least one animal that
lives in each:  beaches,
coral reefs, estuaries, hydrothermal vents, kelp forests, sea grass
beds.

Level 3:  Do six requirements including the two
starred.

_____ 1.*  Do Level 2 requirements 1 & 2.

_____ 2.*
Learn about currents, tides, and waves.  What causes them?  How can they be
predicted?  What
do the green, yellow, and red colored flags on the
beach mean?  What should you do if you are caught in a
rip-tide?

Level 4:  Do seven requirements
including the two starred.

_____ 1.*  Do Level 3 requirements 1
& 2.

_____ 2.*  Plan a trip to the ocea.. Include the area
you would like to visit; transportation to and from, and
while there;
hotel accommodations; tours and sites to visit; restaurants; cost; etc. Make an
itinerary and
present it to your family or
friends.

Optional
Requirements:

_____ 3.  . Experiment with saltwater
(ocean water).

Try one of these experiments or find one of your
own.
http://www.kids-science-experiments.com/salt-water-egg.html
http://tlc.howstuffworks.com/family/beach-activities7.htm

_____
4.  Spend at least one day at the ocean or beach and do at least two activities.
Some ideas include:

swimming
walking on the shore
building
sandcastles
taking a tour of the area
flying kites
riding a ferry
boat
playing beach games
fishing
collecting seashells
doing a water
sport

_____ 5.  Learn about seaweed

__________6. Take some sand
from the beach and examine it. You might like to try this
activity:

http://www.sciencekidsathome.com/science_experiments/sand_1.html

__________7.
Visit an aquarium or a museum with an ocean them or exhibit.

__________8.
Read a story about the ocean (fiction or non fiction).

__________9. Make
a craft using items from the ocean. Below are some helpful
websites:
http://www.artistshelpingchildren.org/beach-craftsactivitiesideaskids.html
http://familycrafts.about.com/od/oceancrafts/Beach_and_Ocean_Craft_Projects.htm

__________10.
Sample some seafood. What did you like and dislike?

__________11. Earn a
water-related merit badge or a merit badge related to the ocean or ocean life.

Some examples:
swimming
mammals
marine
life
amphibians
fishing
beach fun

__________12. Earn the
Collecting Merit Badge with an ocean-related theme. Some ideas include
collecting:

seashells sand from different beaches
sea
glass
pictures of lighthouses, ocean animals, etc.

__________13. Make
two crafts using items from the ocean. Give one to someone as a present. Below
are
some helpful
websites:
http://www.artistshelpingchildren.org/beach-craftsactivitiesideaskids.html
http://familycrafts.about.com/od/oceancrafts/Beach_and_Ocean_Craft_Projects.htm

__________14.
Make three dishes using seafood. Serve them to your friends or
family.

__________15. Learn about one career related to the ocean or
beach. Below are some helpful
websites:
http://www.oceancareers.com/2.0/index.php
http://www.oceanlink.info/career/career2.html
http://ocean.peterbrueggeman.com/career.html

__________16.
Learn about one trade or business associated with the ocean. Some examples
include:
Fishing
Sports/Entertainment
Hunting
Various products
manufactured from materials in the ocean
Tourism
__________17. Compare the
trade and commerce of coastal versus inland cities or communities. Write or
present a report.

__________18. Volunteer for an ocean or beach
cleanup, environmental, or community service project
that involves the
ocean.

__________19. Reseach an endangered ocean
animal

__________21. Scrapbook or journal your trip to the
ocean.

Websites:  These websites are not
associated with our program and we cannot guarantee their
content.
Please do not surf the internet without your parent’s
permission.

Some helpful sites
include:
http://www.ocean.com/index.asp?LocationID=1&CatId=1
http://www.mnsu.edu/emuseum/information/oceans/
http://www.onr.navy.mil/focus/ocean/default.htm
http://www.factmonster.com/ce6/sci/A0861006.html