Connecticut Sea Grant is encouraging teachers and parents to check out the many online educational resources available that can be used for virtual and at-home lessons about Long Island Sound and the larger marine environment.
These can be found on the educational publications section of the CT Sea Grant website. In addition to online resources, a limited number of print copies of Living Treasures: The Plants and Animals of Long Island Sound, and the Spanish language version, Tesoros Vivientes, that can be mailed to homes free of charge during the viral outbreak on a first-come, first-served basis during the pandemic. A limited number of print copies of CT Sea Grant’s biannual magazine, Wrack Lines, can also be mailed free of charge. Please send requests to: Judy.firstname.lastname@example.org.
Connecticut Sea Grant recommends the following additional educational resources:
- The National Sea Grant College Program has created a website of at-home educational resources available from Sea Grant programs nationwide at: https://seagrant.noaa.gov/educationathome
- Woods Hole Sea Grant has compiled a suggested list of educational resources here: https://seagrant.whoi.edu/suggested-educational-resources-for-use-during-school-closures/
- The National Science Teaching Association is offering a 30-day free membership. For resources and membership, visit: https://www.nsta.org/default.aspx
- BRIDGE, supported by Sea Grant and the National Marine Educators Association, offers many free resources for ocean science education here: https://masweb.vims.edu/bridge/index.cfm
- The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration offers plans for activities families can do at home: https://www.noaa.gov/education/stories/staying-in-keep-learning-with-science-activities-kids-and-families-can-do-at-home
- NOAA’s National Ocean Service offers ideas for children’s activities: https://oceanservice.noaa.gov/kids/