Save the Sea Otters!

By Katherine, Castle, Sona, Tara

The Issue: Sea otters were killed for their fur. Sea otters aren't just cute — they play an important role in their environment. Sea otters eat sea urchins, and sea urchins eat kelp, and kelp forests are where lots of animals live. Without sea otters, the sea urchins would eat all the kelp.

Meet the Team: We chose sea otters because they are very important to our environment and it is not a topic you hear people worrying about.
Katherine

Katherine | Age 9

Favorite plant or animal: Panda

Favorite books: Flora & Ulysses and Wonder

Favorite ice cream flavor: Cookie Dough

Favorite thing to do/hobby: Read and create cool stuff

Favorite place or object in the Museum: The area with the great Blue Whale—the Milstein Hall of Ocean Life

What you like most about science: You get to learn about topics and then try to help the topics.

Advice to kids who think science is boring: Try finding something that you find interesting. Science is in almost everything: sports, baking, and even how things are made! Once you find something interesting, find topics related to your interest and then learn about it!

Sona

Sona | Age 10

Favorite plant or animal: Koalas

Favorite book: Inkheart series

Favorite ice cream flavor: Roman Raspberry

Favorite thing to do/hobby: Field Hockey

Favorite place or object in the Museum: Halls of Gems and Minerals

What you like most about science: It is interesting and cool.

Advice to kids who think science is boring: Give it a thought and if you still don’t like it, try to do your best and try to learn from it.

Castle

Castle | Age 10

Favorite plant or animal: Elephant

Favorite book: Harry Potter series

Favorite ice cream flavor: Treacle Tart

Favorite thing to do/hobby: Read Harry Potter

Favorite place or object in the Museum: Cullman Hall of the Universe

What you like most about science: It really shows you what the reasons behind things are.

Advice to kids who think science is boring: Think about this: a hypothesis is a thought, but you need proof. Find proof of something you believe in.

Tara

Tara | Age 10

Favorite plant or animal: Sea Pig!!

Favorite book: The Familiars

Favorite ice cream flavor: Pistachio

Favorite thing to do/hobby: WRITE!

Favorite place or object in the Museum: Special exhibitions like The Life at the Limits and The Secret World Inside You

What you like most about science: Zoology

Advice to kids who think science is boring: Science can be linked to anything. Open your mind!