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Science, Visual and Performing Arts

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  • Artwork
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Sea Walls Murals

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  • This is the homepage for all of the Sea Walls murals, providing links to the murals in 18 countries, artist pages, information about why the oceans are important for life on Earth, the challenges marine creatures face, and how individuals can take action to protect our oceans.
Teaching Tips


  • This site allows students to choose a location to explore, where they can learn more about the local challenges marine life face.
  • Students can explore over 450 murals from around the world and learn about the artists.

Additional Prerequisites

  • Students will need access to the Internet to explore this resource.


  • Younger students will enjoy seeing the many different pieces of art that depict marine species, which can be used to supplement lessons about oceans.
  • Older students can read the details about the murals and critique the artists' use of color, scale, perspective, or composition.
  • Connections can be made to geography classes, as each mural includes a map showing its exact location and details about the local significance.
  • Science classes can use this resource as an artistic connection in STEAM curricula to inspire an art project or provide knowledge about marine life topics such as ocean acidification, global warming, population dynamics, species loss, biodiversity, marine conservation, or ecosystems.
Scientist Notes
This website presents murals on sea walls and other structures to bring awareness about ocean conservation to the community. The mural program is designed to educate and raise public awareness of critical environmental issues through art. This resource would be a great addition to a classroom discussing ocean pollution, conservation, and climate change. This resource is recommended for teaching.
  • National Core Arts Standards
    • Visual Arts: Standard 7 - Perceive and analyze artistic work.
      • VA:Re7.1.Ia Hypothesize ways in which art influences perception and understanding of human experiences.
      • VA:Re7.2.4a Analyze components in visual imagery that convey messages.
      • VA:Re7.1.5a Compare one's own interpretation of a work of art with the interpretation of others.
    • Visual Arts: Standard 8 - Interpret intent and meaning in artistic work.
      • VA:Re8.1.IIa Identify types of contextual information useful in the process of constructing interpretations of an artwork or collection of works.
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