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

Marine Debris Website

Marine debris -any persistent solid material that is manufactured or processed and directly or indirectly, intentionally or unintentionally, disposed of or abandoned into the marine environment- has become one of the most widespread pollution problems facing the world's oceans and waterways. In an effort to combat this problem, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) implemented its Marine Debris Program, a national and international effort focused on identifying, reducing and preventing debris in the marine environment.

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Deep Sea Images

Deep Sea Images is a leading photo stock agency of Natural History images featuring the work of many professional and award winning nature, landscape and marine photographers. This is a great place to get the extra images you need for habitat slideshows and virtual fieldtrips.

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MarBEF - Marine Biodiverstiy and Ecoystem Functioning

MarBEF is a network composed of nearly 100 marine institutions from the European Union. This website has quite a range of resources and content applicable to different age groups. You will find information about ocean-related careers, photos, research findings, and a number of relevant weblinks. It also has a great section just for kids including: games/puzzles, simple descriptions of ocean concepts and phenomena and information about various marine inhabitants. Because the website is so content-rich, it may take some time to navigate, but it's well worth it.

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A-B-Sea Foundation, Inc.

A-B-Seas Foundation, Inc. is an inspirational body for students investigating answers to how the world works and for teachers looking for scientific teaching techniques that utilize local resources. A-B-Sea provides a link between student’s knowledge of local science and the global science community regardless of geographic or cultural boundaries.

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Best photos in Fish Base

Great place to find amazing and diverse fish photos.

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Monterey Bay Aquarium Activities & Resources Page

The Monterey Bay Aquarium has compiled a list of great activities, games, and resources for teachers and students. Topics include: the deep sea, kelp forest, sea otters, rocky seashore, sandy shore, Monterey Bay, outer bay, sharks, and shore birds. Click on the "Activities & Games" section for even more exciting games to play on the computer in your classroom.

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Ocean Footage

OceanFootage.com offers a comprehensive collection of topside and underwater ocean stock footage, sourced on SD and HD video and film. Choose a subject category for a comprehensive selection of marine life, ocean scenics, destinations and ocean sports. This is a great place to find quick footage of any organism your students may be studying.

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Ocean Science Animations

COSEE-West is collaborating with the USC Division of Animation and Digital Arts to begin producing a series of animated shorts focused on ocean concepts and current research by USC ocean scientists. Check out some of our pilot movies created by DADA graduate students and ocean scientists!!

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COSEE-West Resources page

COSEE-West is part of the National Science Foundation supported COSEE (Centers for Ocean Sciences Education Excellence) effort. They have created and gathered a number of outstanding resources for teachers on topics ranging from oysters to seabirds to ocean weather. Check out their RESOURCES page and just click on an activity to download from their site.

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Teacher and Kids Sites for the Ocean

NOAA's Year of the Ocean campaign has gathered a number of great links for teachers and kids covering a wide range of marine science-related topics.

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