Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

Webinar: What Makes a Habitat a Home? Exploring Ocean Habitats

Archived Webcast

The Zoom webinar with Ocean Educators Lara Noren and Meaghan Cuddy aired June 8, 2020, as part of the museum's World Ocean Day events. Watch a recording in the player above.


In this program, Ocean Educators Lara Noren and Meaghan Cuddy teach you all about ocean habitats! They explore science concepts while you use materials at home to create your very own ocean habitat scene. This program is recommended for lower elementary school learners. 

Materials You Will Need 

Please have the following materials ready at the start of the video:

  • Egg carton (or other hinged container, such as a berry container, cardboard box, or Tupperware)
  • Colored pencils
  • Colored  markers


  • Additional paper
  • Ocean themed stickers
  • Sea shells
  • Scissors
  • Glue or tape
Resource Type
Videos and Webcasts
Grade Level
K-2, 3-5
Life Science