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.
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
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.
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
View our marine education publications.