Dive Into California is a 45 minute program with high definition ocean video footage combined with cartoon characters who encourage kids to use their imagination. Annie Crawley hosts the show in her scuba diving outfit and takes kids on a journey beneath the sea.
Ocean Annie, Makaio and Fringy are back from the deep in their yellow submarine, the Imagination Explorer to take you on another adventure to explore California. Use your imagination and you will go diving with sharks, crabs, lobster, sea stars, and find your way to a sea lion rookery! Together, you will look for whales and dolphins too. This is the second DVD in the Adventures of Ocean Annie® series. Dive Into California can be used alone or you can combine it with the award winning eBooks and other programs, in the Dive Into Your Imagination series. Annie Crawley, aka Ocean Annie, will have you use your imagination as you slip into a wetsuit, grab your mask, fins, camera and magnifying glass and Dive Into California!
To make this series unique, Annie Crawley created cartoon characters to guide children through their imaginary journey beneath the sea. Ocean Annie, a bubbly blonde scuba diver with a passion for adventure, Makaio, a Hawaiian ukulele player and scuba diver, and Fringy the Ichthyologist Fish travel into the ocean in their yellow submarine, the Imagination Explorer. While encountering other underwater characters such as sharks, sea turtles, sea stars and cuttlefish, these entertaining characters travel in a yellow submarine with readers to explore coral reefs, kelp forests, and even the deep sea at night!
Following the success of the award-winning bi-lingual DVD series loved by parents, teachers and families across the globe, Dive Into Your Imagination has created a new series of adventure books and DVDS to accompany What Makes a Fish a Fish?, Who Lives in the Sea, and Dive Into Diversity DVDs and Ocean Life From A to Z book and DVD which sold more than 100,000 copies. Dive Into California in the Adventures of Ocean Annie follows Explore Coral Reefs. Author and Producer Annie Crawley worked with illustrator J. Salvador Ramos to create the cartoon characters in the Adventures of Ocean Annie series. Annie teaches using the four E’s: Empowerment, Environment, Education and Entertainment.
Kids will explore, dream, and discover as they learn about marine biology, scientific inquiry, geography, and conservation while incorporating principles in character, team-work, communication, and diversity.
“Our environment is a reflection of who we are as a society! We created these books and dvds to change the way a new generation views the ocean and themselves. We need children growing up loving and respecting nature. When you reach a child, you change history.” Annie Crawley is the CEO and founder of Dive Into Your Imagination. Dive Into Your Imagination is a production company dedicated to change the way a new generation views the ocean and themselves. Dive Into Your Imagination creates entertaining media to share the real ocean with the world.
Annie wants children and their parents to fall in love with all the animals of the sea, because we protect what we love. Teacher Lesson Plans for PreK through third grade are available, along with more books, eBooks, streaming video, and DVDS. As an award-winning producer, filmmaker, photographer, writer, and inspirational speaker she continues to travel around the world documenting the underwater world. Annie runs Beach Camp at Sunset Bay and founded Scuba Diving Camp to teach kids and parents how to scuba dive. Annie is a member of the Women Divers Hall of Fame and an Oris Sea Hero. For more information on events, speaking engagements, distribution or to learn more about the Dive Into Your Imagination series contact us today!