Webinar: Natural History at Home – Lights, Camo, Attraction! Exploring Ocean Bioluminescence
This Zoom webinar with Ocean Educator Lara Noren aired December 11, 2021, as part of the Natural History at Home series. Watch a recording in the player above.
- This video includes closed captions and American Sign Language interpretation.
- This video also includes moving lights in the segment between 6:35 and 8:15.
This video explores a unique adaptation found among some of the creatures of the deep sea: bioluminescence! Ocean educator Lara Noren shares all about how bioluminescence keeps some animals safe, fed, and thriving in the twilight zone of the ocean. She focuses on the Gossamer worm and viewers can follow along and make a model of a Gossamer worm.
Moderator and Craft Demonstrator: Katie Derloshon, a museum educator at the National Museum of Natural History.
Please have the following supplies ready to go for each participant:
- Blank paper
- Coloring supplies (markers, crayons, colored pencils)
- Sturdy piece of paper (ex: paper sack, cardstock)
- Long piece of string, ribbon, yarn, or floss