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

Curriculum Overview

Knowing Islands

sharkIsolated from the mainland, islands can be considered living laboratories for evolution. Competition for limited resources can result in unique (and often endangered) species. Islands can also be resting and breeding places for birds and pinnipeds.


You can now search for Habitat specific web links through the Resource Materials search.

To find general web links about ocean sciences, visit the useful web links page in our News section.

Teaching Islands

The 6th grade MARE curriculum includes themes of sharks, geology, evolution, and resource management.

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Order Now, Grade 6 Islands

Islands Teacher Guides may be ordered at our online store or directly from MARE.