A program of the Lawrence Hall of Science that seeks to increase ocean literacy through informal and formal education initiatives
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Ocean Learning Research

Research on Learning and Teaching Ocean and Aquatic Sciences

The Ocean Literacy Scope and Sequence for Grades K–12 is an instructional tool that shows how concepts in ocean sciences are interconnected. Education research indicates that students need to understand how small-scale concepts and processes are interrelated, so they can achieve an understanding of complex global systems. The Scope and Sequence supports a systems approach for teaching and learning about the ocean.

To learn more, read Research on Learning and Teaching Ocean and Aquatic Sciences, published in National Marine Educators Association Special Report #3.

Craig Strang, MARE's director, and Peter Tuddenham gave a joint presentation on Ocean Literacy efforts in the USA at the first conference on Ocean Literacy in Europe, held in Belgium on October 12, 2012. Watch these sessions in our News area.


Listen to the webinar Ocean Literacy: Updates and Future Directions recorded on 9/1/11 with ocean sciences educators from MARE and other organizations.