Winter’s Tail


Winters Tail.Com 

Scholastic and Turtle Pond Interactive invite you and your class on a virtual field trip to an aquarium in Florida! Students will be introduced to an extraordinary and inspiring bottlenose dolphin named Winter, who was just three months old when she lost her tail after it became caught and mangled in a crab trap.

As a class, watch video highlights from the Winter’s Tail Webcast that aired on October 7, 2009. Your students will learn about marine wildlife as well as invaluable lessons in resilience, compassion, and friendship.

You’ll find age-appropriate resources and curriculum materials for the field trip below as well as books and teaching materials on other remarkable animals around the world that have faced their own challenges.

Explore the Blue

explore the blue

Explore the Blue from Discovery Education

Site has standards-aligned lesson plans for K-2 and 3-5 integrating math, science, language arts, health, social studies, and physical education.  Also includes interactive games for students, habitat maps that explore the aquatic plant and animal life of your state and region, suggested activities for families, and a contest in which students write an essay describing their favorite boating or fishing experience.  (Enter Here by Dec. 17)