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Posts tagged ‘marine education’

Using Folklore to Promote Ocean Literacy

Four activities that connect ancient legends to Ocean Literacy principles for those 11-14 years of age

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Watershed Stewardship through Hands-on Exploration

An engaging inquiry-based learning activity for 9 to 11 year olds – students build a model of a watershed and examine the effects of pollution

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Monitoring Coral Reefs using Quadrats

A lesson for 9 to 11 year olds that compares species abundance and distribution on pristine and degraded reefs

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Invisible World: Exploring Microscopic Life in the Ocean

Activities that help 13-18 year olds appreciate the essential roles that tiny species play in marine ecosystems

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Seaquaria in Schools

Seventy gallon coldwater aquaria bring oceans of learning opportunities into schools

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Putting Marine Science on the Map

Using Google Maps to help students connect to waters near and far

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Real-time Teaching with VENUS and NEPTUNE

New technology allows students in institutions with low budgets and no access to the ocean
to get involved in marine science – using real data

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Rocking the Classroom from the Ocean

An at-sea program connects educators and scientists, fostering new collaborations in earth science education

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The Ocean – Live! Anywhere! Anytime!

Real-time data offer meaningful ways for middle-school students to develop science and math skills

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Environmental Justice in the Azores

A case for incorporating the perspectives of all ocean stakeholders—from biologists to fishers—in marine conservation efforts, using democratic participation of fishers in the Azores as an example

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Healthy Bodies, Healthy Oceans

A strategy for promoting ocean literacy for ages 12-16 by emphasizing the connections between personal and pelagic health

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Marvelous Mangroves

Perspective article on a highly adaptable formula for teaching environmental education on different marine subjects and in different locations—shows how a British Columbia wetlands education program was adapted to teach about mangroves in the Cayman Islands and elsewhere

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Beyond our Beaches: Ocean Trash

What research about long-term plastic marine debris is telling us, and how young people can respond

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Facilitators of Fascination

Fostering a love for the ocean through snorkeling trips which allow students to experience first-hand the wonders of the sea

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Tank Tips: A Freshwater Aquarium in the Classroom

A freshwater aquarium in the classroom offers both aesthetic appeal and the opportunity to integrate learning across many disciplines. The article offers tips for selecting aquarium equipment and suitable freshwater tropical fish, and how to link an aquarium project to the curriculum in various subject areas

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