“With so many public schools closed, we'd like to help families in any way we can. Would your kid enjoy chatting with marine biologists about killer whales/orcas, dolphins, salmon, or any other topic to keep them entertained and learning from home?” organizers asked on Facebook March 12.
“We have a great team of biologists at Oceans Initiative who are all working on interesting projects. If we scheduled Facebook Live, Instagram Live, or Google Hangout events during the school closures, would you be interested in joining? Or tag someone who may be interested in the comments below.”
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The group tentatively decided to stream from Facebook and Instagram simultaneously at 2 p.m. in the Eastern time zone Monday, March 16.
Parents of children who wish to send questions in advance can email email@example.com. That way, organizers said on Instagram, “we know they have your permission to join us on Monday.”