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Scavenger Hunt: Navigating Through the Marianas Trench Marine National Monument

November 09, 2020

This hands-on scavenger hunt encourages students to use their observational skills to explore the different ecosystems and natural marine resources of the Marianas Trench Marine National Monument.


Screen shot of monument activity colored.
Marianas Trench Marine National Monument scavenger hunt activity.


This scavenger hunt activity will help students, educators, and even families explore the wonders of the Marianas Trench Marine National Monument—the deepest of the world's deep-sea trenches. They will learn what a Marine National Monument is, understand the scientific and cultural significance of the Monument, and recognize the remarkable habitat and marine life within the Marianas Trench Marine National Monument.

Each of the two posters on which the scavenger hunt is based spotlights some of the diverse ecosystems, unique geologic features, and abundant marine species that live within the Monument. The illustrations and infographics present distinct perspectives that highlight what makes this place so special.




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Audience Target: Grade 6-8

Last updated by Pacific Islands Regional Office on 03/11/2022