"In the presentation you teach students so much that our books and experience can't...I've enjoyed all the years you've presented. I look forward to many years of dives and adventures' with you!" Cindy Beebe, Village Meadows School, Phoenix, AZ
Wayne & Karen Brown:
A knowledgeable, articulate and enthusiastic husband and wife team with over 30 years of experience as naturalists, marine conservationists, expedition leaders, diving educators, resort operators and award-winning photographers. Their diving expeditions have taken them around the world studying and documenting the marine environment and the creatures that inhabit the ocean realm, from the frozen Arctic Ocean to the steaming tropics of the South Pacific and encountering animals from the most innocuous to the most dangerous.
As a marine biologist Wayne started The Ocean Adventure presentations to bring the ocean to young audiences in school classrooms by reliving his actual underwater expeditions. Karen joined Wayne to expand the scope of The Ocean Adventure and present the female perspective to underwater exploration and discovery.
In over 25 years of speaking to venues from coast-to-coast ranging from the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C. to a tiny one-room library in the hills of Missouri they have spoken to over 4 million children and adults!
Description of programs:
Like a field trip that comes to you! High-energy, fast-paced, multimedia programs that combine actual specimens, biological models, unique props, costumes, creative dramatics, storytelling techniques, high-tech SCUBA diving equipment, audience participation, and breathtaking underwater photography/videography. (Note: For Live, In-School assemblies we bring our life-sized (or larger-than-life) inflatable animals!)
OUR NEWEST SHOW! The Antarctica Penguins Expedition: (Topic: Antarctica & Penguins)
Join us on our 2018 & 2019 expeditions to visit the White Continent -- Antarctica, on our search for the amazing flightless ocean birds -- Penguins! Meet our life-sized, 3 1/2-foot long, King Penguin!
The Norway Polar Bear Expedition: (Topic: Arctic & Polar Bears)
Join us on our 2015 & 2016 expeditions to visit the frigid home of Disney's Frozen on our search for the largest bear on the planet -- the Polar Bear! Explore the Arctic Ocean ecosystem and meet animals that are able to survive in this harsh environment. See our life-sized, Polar Bear cubs and Polar Bear skull!
The Australia Great White Shark Expedition: (Topic: Sharks)
Come face-to-face with a 15 foot long, 3,000 pound great white shark! Find out the facts versus the fantasies as we study great white sharks in South Australia. See our HUGE jaws from a 20-foot Great White Shark!
The Australia Great Barrier Reef Expedition: (Topic: Coral Reefs)
Visit the largest living organism on earth and the home of Nemo (from the hit Pixar movie Finding Nemo)...Australia's Great Barrier Reef! Witness corals giving birth. Meet Nemo's friends that call the Great Barrier Reef home, from the docile to the dangerous. See our life-sized, coral reef!
The Belize Whale Shark Expedition: (Topic: Sharks)
Learn about Dory's best friend from the hit Disney/Pixar movie, Finding Dory, when you join us on our 2009 expedition to search for and document the largest shark on the planet -- the Whale Shark! Join us along the longest coral reef in the Northern Hemisphere as we dive with whale sharks, bull sharks, manatees and dolphins! See our HUGE jaws from a 20-foot Whale Shark!
The Crystal River Florida Manatee Expedition: (Topic: Manatees)
Get nose-to-nose with a 10-foot long, 2,000 pound Flordia manatee! Learn how these animals are adapted to their environment, why they are endangered and what you can do to help prevent their extinction. See our life-sized, Florida manatee skull!
The Silver Bank Humpback Whale Expedition: (Topic: Whales)
Meet a 20-foot long, baby humpback whale! Join us on our 2016 expedition to the world's largest humpback whale breeding grounds...the Silver Bank, near the Caribbean Sea. Meet our life-sized, 20-foot long, baby Humpback Whale!
The Island of the Blue Dolphins Expedition: (Topic: Kelp Forests)
Visit the island from the book, The Island of the Blue Dolphins. Tour underwater around the island and meet the marine inhabitants. Learn why the kelp forests around this island are an important natural resource.
The Caribbean Sea Expedition: (Topic: Animal Adaptations)
Visit the island from the book, The Cay. Investigate a colorful Caribbean reef fish community. See the humorous and interesting tricks fish use in the underwater game of survival. Come face-to-face with sharks and moray eels.
Instructional Materials Included: Teacher's Guide and Student Workbook
Other:Family Fun Night programs • Ocean Week programs • Science Fairs • Career Days • Library programs • Summer Camp programs • Scouting Events • Internet Expeditions • Podcasts
VIRTUAL LEARNING PLATFORMS AVAILABLE: Zoom, Skype, YouTube, Vimeo, Facebook Live and Google Meets.
The Ocean Adventure
Wayne and Karen Brown
5272 Thorn Tree Lane • Irvine, CA 92612
(800) 760-6089 • (949) 786-4484