New podcast helps parents teach their kids about Octonauts sea creatures

June 3, 2019

NOAA’s Coastal Ecosystem Learning Center (CELC) Network is kicking off a new podcast series called “NOAA & The Octonauts.” This monthly podcast seeks to empower adults to spark conversations with the kids in their lives about the Octonauts TV showoffsite link and the creatures it features. The first episode will be released on World Ocean Day, June 8. 

Welcome to "NOAA and the Octonauts," an episode-by-episode discussion of the children’s TV show The Octonauts, which features a crew of quirky and courageous undersea adventurers. Their mission: to explore the world’s ocean, rescue the creatures who live there, and protect their habitats. Our monthly podcast brings together experts from inside and outside of NOAA to help you and the children you care about learn more about the real-life versions of the Octonauts sea creatures and the ocean they call home.

In the meantime, anyone who loves the Octonauts can tune in to our short teaser trailer. Hear the story of the dad who came up with the podcast idea, and get a sneak peak of our upcoming shows.

Each podcast dives into a different Octonauts episode, highlighting a sea creature that the Octonauts heroes meet during the show. Guest interviewees from CELC aquariums across North America share their expertise, give listeners tips on how to best protect these animals, and answer questions about the science behind the show.

The first episode will cover whale sharks and feature an interview with educators from the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach, California. Additional episodes will be released on the first day of every month on our podcast page and on the CELC Facebook and Twitter pages. The podcast will also soon be available on all major podcast platforms.



This podcast is part of a broader partnership between NOAA and Silvergate Media, the producers of the Octonauts. The partnership is led by the NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research. The Coastal Ecosystem Learning Center (CELC) Network is a consortium of 27 leading aquariums and marine science centers across the United States, Canada, and Mexico. NOAA’s Office of Education manages this network, bringing institutions together to learn from each other and from the latest in NOAA science.


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