Tanque Verde Elementary School -“Our Amazing Oceans!”

  • Monday, December 5th, 2011 – 9:30am to 12:30pm
  • Tanque Verde Elementary School – Tucson, Az.
  • 120 students – 4th grade through 6th grade
  • “Our Amazing Oceans!”
What a wonderful day out at Tanque Verde Elementary School (that started off with snow falling on us as we unloaded the truck!) Hanging out with the 6th graders was so much fun! We talked all about different creatures found in our oceans and had the chance to show our great ocean artifacts! we could have stayed and talked all day! Looking forward to coming back soon!

21 responses to “Tanque Verde Elementary School -“Our Amazing Oceans!””

  1. Tanya Wierzba says:

    Awesome presentation! Kids were engaged and inspired to help the ocean and the environment. Super impressed with Shaun’s knowledge, enthusiasm and passion for the ocean and its preservation.

  2. C. Lake says:

    Amazing presentation! I learned so much!My favorite part was when he showed us the whale’s “fuzzy mustache” :)! Shawn was an ahh…MAZING educator! Thank you so much!! I learned so many things from your presentation! I loved learning about how different sharks teeth look! Thanks again for coming! It was fantastic! 😀

  3. Ewest says:

    Thank you so much for coming to our school,Shaun. It was fun and interesting at the same time!My favorite material you brought was all of the “snail” shells. But, the coolest shell you showed us was the spiked shell! I learned so much thanks to you!


  4. A Bell says:

    It was so amazing! I learned about the different types of shells, fish, and sharks. I also learned that jellyfish are sea jellies. Sean was funny and he taught me about what lives in a shell and that shark attacks are super rare.

  5. M. Karn says:

    Dear Shaun-
    Fabulous job!!! You speak with your heart and teach with your knowledge! Thank you very much for coming to our school and making the ocean a better place! :-):-)

  6. J Bergin says:

    Thank you Mr.Shaun. It was amazing. I thought it was just like we were under the sea with all the creatures you showed us. I really had fun and thanks to you I got to skip math and social studies. Once again, thank you 🙂

  7. scama says:

    Dear Shuan
    Thank you so much for coming to our school. We had so much fun! You did a great job i know it’s hard to talk in front of lots of kids but, you did did great! 😀

  8. LSidles says:

    Thank you so much Shaun! I was super impressed with your presentation. Now I’m more afraid of coconut trees and coke machines then I am afraid of sharks in the ocean. I love all of the seashells especially the melon. I learned that instead of saying jellyfish you say sea jelly and instead of saying starfish you say sea star.

  9. Y.Arguedas says:

    Dear Shaun,
    Thank you so much for coming to our school! That’s definitely going to always be in my memory forever! It was so fun. This was very interesting.My favorite item you brought was the melon shell. It was so big (my whole head could fit in it) You were very good at getting the whole class engaged to the topic. I learned so much and you were a very good presenter!

  10. DH says:

    Thank you for the presentation! All the different shells were wonderful. My favorite part was the sea jelly. I learned a lot.

    Thank you =D

  11. gcotter says:

    THANKS so much for visiting our school. It was so much fun!! It was interesting and exciting. Everything you brought was very cool but what i liked best was when you put the giant melon snail shell on my head. Thanks so much for coming to my school!!!!!!:D

  12. hpos says:

    Thanks Shaun! I loved your presentation. It was very inspiring and very interesting. Thank you for visiting our school! Now I am going to use regular water bottles instead of plastic to save our sea turtles. What I liked the most was the different varities of snail shells like the melon snail. Thank once again! 😀

  13. hcumings says:

    I thought the presentation was spectacular! I think itis cool how he brought his discoveries from the ocean to the class. I wished that he could stay longer, we learned a lot of thing while he was there I hope we could see more objects he finds. I thought that he was very kind to let us handle the things he showed us. He was very funny sometimes serious, I can tell is very kid friendly and I would love to see him in the school with new things he found!

  14. L.Filippi says:

    Shaun’s presentation was so cool!! I learned so much about sea animals. Shaun had a lot of knowledgeable things to say about sharks and other amazing creatures. Shaun was so funny. I loved it!!!

  15. B. Wegner says:

    Dear Shaun
    I really enjoyed what you did, with all the fish and sharks I saw fish that I would never know of without you, I never was bored with what you did I think you should come back and teach us again I loved seeing the shells and that really big one and the really big shark tooth. It was really exciting! I hope you can come back Thank you Shaun

  16. N. scholes says:

    Dear Shaun
    I really enjoyed the presentation, usually I would think something like that would be boring, but you made learning fun, like you would acually let us touch things instead of just looking at the things, and when you showed us a kind of animal you would say it with enthusiasm insted of, this is a mellon crab shell. Hey, no touching!!!!!!!!!!
    I really appreciate you coming.

  17. Elee says:

    Hi Shaun, I loved your presentation.It was AMAZING,thanks for letting me help.I enjoyed it very much!I LOVED the narwal tooth and the whale rib.Thanks again!HOPE you come back.

  18. a.nicosia says:

    I loved hearing about the sharks and the saw-fish.I couldn’t be distracted I was fully concentrating. This was the best speaker so far.I loved the part with the narwhal tooth I was very excited to hear more about sea-jelly’s and the most awesome part was the shark jaws.

  19. iwitt says:

    Hey Shaun, that was an awesome presentation that you gave us. I was really amazed by how you told us how BIG snails could get.My FAVORITE is the part where you let everybody hold the sponge and the shells. I was mostly amazed by the whale rib. And I will never forget the narwal tooth. Hope you come back some time before this school year is over. You were very funny. Once again hope you come back before this school year is over.

  20. alehman says:

    Dear Shaun,
    I liked your presentation because I learned many things about the life in the ocean, and I wish you could come present your ocean objects again.

  21. shaunp says:

    Glad I could get you out of social studies and math!:)