Marine And Aquatic Education and Literacy

Marine & Aquatic Education and Literacy

World Oceans Day

June 8 is World Oceans Day so the previous week or following week is a great time to bring the oceans into the classroom. The official website points to education resources for various ages, including power points, handouts, and teacher notes.

Do you know the 7 basic principles of Ocean Literacy? Find out

The Connecticut Sea Grant Education Program provides professional development for K-12 educators, curriculum consultation, resources and publications, links between educators and scientists, and opportunities for educators, K-12 students and undergraduate/graduate students.

Upcoming workshop:
Face the Next Generation Science Standards without Flinching
For middle and high school science formal and informal educators.
Introduction to the Next Generation Science Standards, with a series of half-day complementary
components covering life sciences, engineering and technology, climate change and adaptation,
and natural hazards
July 8-10, 2014
Contact: Diana Payne
Click here for flyer in PDF format

Long Island Sound Mentor Teacher (LISMT) Program

Seeking a few good teachers…… Connecticut Sea Grant is presently seeking teams of teachers from each of the following grade level subsets: K-2, 3-5, and 6-8. Each grade level specific team will work together to plan a professional development session for their peers. There is funding for each team to provide an outdoor component (shore or boat excursion) as part of the session. Each LISMT receives a stipend and lots of Long Island Sound resources for you and your classroom!

Download a fact sheet about the Long Island Sound Mentor Teacher Program

Upcoming Long Island Sound Mentor Teacher Workshops:

Integrate Long Island Sound into Your Curriculum!
For teachers and informal educators grades 7-12
Saturday, May 17, 2014
Hammonassett State Park, Madison
Contact: Leanne Nola
Limited to 10 people
Cost $10; lots of resources and materials provided to participants
Click here for flyer

Seine the Sound with Next Generation Science Standards
For teachers and informal educators grades 4-12
Friday September 26, 2014
Hammonassett State Park, Madison
Contact: Donna Rand
Limited to 20 people
Cost $10; lots of resources and materials provided to participants
Click here for flyer
Workshops sponsored by Connecticut Sea Grant with support from the EPA Long Island Sound Study

Please contact Diana Payne to apply to become an LISMT!

Teaching about Hurricane Sandy

The Science Education Resource Center at Carleton College has put together a very timely list of resources and links for teaching about coastal hazards, like Hurricane Sandy: Click here.

Nab the Aquatic Invader!

Did you know that the Mute Swan and the Green Crab are invasive species on the U.S. East Coast? How did they get here? Why are they (and other species) considered invasives? Learn more about aquatic invasive species and explore the Nab the Aquatic Invader! site. This project was a joint effort among several Sea Grant programs across the country.

Quahog Bowl - the CT/RI regional competition of the National Ocean Sciences Bowl

Each February, Connecticut Sea Grant and Project Oceanology coordinate an academic competition for teams from Connecticut and Rhode Island interested in marine and aquatic sciences, Each team consists of 5 high school students and a coach (teacher). Each fall, recruitment notices are sent to each public and private school with students in grades 9 - 12. Teams are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis after notices have been sent. For more information about the Quahog bowl and the National Ocean Sciences Bowl, visit this page. To volunteer or donate to the event, please contact Diana Payne.

Featured Resource

Overwhelmed with the vast array of educational resources available on the Internet? Stay informed with Connecticut Sea Grant's "best of the best". We hope to highlight new resources for you. Suggestions are welcome! For a complete listing of highighted resources, visit Featured Resource

Publications

View our marine education publications.

 

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