A program of the Lawrence Hall of Science that seeks to increase ocean literacy through informal and formal education initiatives
Marine Activities, Resources & Education

Great Explorations in Math & Science (GEMS)

The GEMS program at the Lawrence Hall of Science develops and publishes science and math curriculum, offers professional development, and maintains an international support network. GEMS has created numerous products for teachers, students, and the home including over 70 GEMS Teacher’s Guides.

MARE has worked with GEMS to create three Teacher’s Guides that are used in combination with our Teacher's Guides to Marine Habitats:

On Sandy Shores for Grades 2-4: These marine activities allow students to deepen their understanding of sand, animals, biological and ecological interactions, and personal responsibility for the environment and are used in the 2nd Grade Sandy Beach Habitat Curriculum.

Ocean Currents for Grades 5-8: This guide provides fascinating, real-world insights into the causes and effects of marine currents and is used in the 5th Grade Open Ocean Habitat Curriculum.

Only One Ocean for Grades 5-8: This comprehensive guide interweaves the concepts of connected ocean basins, animal adaptation, and sustainable fisheries and is also used in the 5th Grade Open Ocean Habitat Curriculum.