Create your own Shark Week! Check out the resources below to learn more about sharks and their teeth in the James River and Chesapeake Bay.  Some of these links talk about finding sharks teeth along beaches, if you do venture out, please pay attention to current restrictions. Many beaches are closed and our public spaces can only be used for exercise. Practice social distancing and stay safe!

This doesn’t mean you can’t have shark week at home! Parents – share photos or videos of your child’s shark week with us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.


Shark teeth at the Living Museum
Learn more about Sharks at the Virginia Living Museum’s website.

Sharks of Virginia
Visit VIMS’ website to learn more about sharks found in Virginia.

Shark teeth at Virginia State Parks
Did you know you could hunt for fossils at Virginia State Parks?

Shark teeth identification guide
PDF of common shark teeth found in Virginia and Maryland.



Create your own shark book

National Geographic Shark Week worksheet

Shark Bingo

Printable Shark Matching Game

Royal Baloo Shark Unit Printable

Mini Shark Pack Printable Pack

Why Don’t Sharks Sink?

Easy and fun experiment to show kids how sharks float.

Recycling Sharks

Meet the “Recycling Sharks” Rebecca and Reff and their new dolphin friend Reggie. Learn more about how humans impact their ocean habitat and what we can do to help protect them. New “Recycling Sharks” comic adventures will be released on the Virginia Public Media Science Matters website and on Science Matters Facebook during the week of July 11- 17, 2021.

Shark Week July 11 - 18, 2021

Visit Discovery Channel for a full week of Sharks!

Free Live Shark Wee Webinars

Sharks4Kids is hosting live shark webinars with shark scientists, divers, videographers, photographers, conservationists and more!