Featured Resources

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The Bridge is a growing collection of the best marine education resources available on-line. It provides educators with a convenient source of accurate and useful information on global, national, and regional marine science topics, and gives researchers a contact point for educational outreach. Resources are organized as indicated on the sidebar on the left side of the screen.

Teaching about World Oceans

wod-logoJune 8 is World Oceans Day.  The World Oceans Day website has information about getting involved as well as resources available for download.

A healthy world ocean is critical to our survival. Every year, World Oceans Day provides a unique opportunity to honor, help protect, and conserve the world’s oceans. Oceans are very important:

  • They generate most of the oxygen we breathe
  • They help feed us
  • They regulate our climate
  • They clean the water we drink
  • They offer a pharmacopoeia of medicines
  • They provide limitless inspiration!

hurricane_sandy_1351528009_456Teaching about Hurricane Sandy

The Science Education Resource Center at Carleton College has put together a very timely list of resources and links for teaching about coastal hazards such as SuperStorm Sandy: Click here.


Sound Facts: Fun Facts about Long Island Sound Second Edition


M. Van Patten, M. Moore and E. O’Muin

This fun and colorful 80-page soft-cover book offers infographic cartoons about our favorite estuary’s biology, geology, chemical and physical parameters, and environmental concerns. It’s a compilation of features developed as a collaboration between Connecticut Sea Grant and The Day newspaper. Reissued in 2009, this edition contains some new info-graphics such as moon jellies, starfish, and nitrogen in the Sound. It includes a math exercise to compute how much gold in found in the waters of the Sound. Price is $5.00 per copy plus postage/shipping. Contact Michelle MarcAurele to order. Publication Number CTSG-09-17.


Additional Links

AAAS Benchmarks for Science Literacy
Connecticut Department of Education
Connecticut Science Teachers Association
Eisenhower National Clearinghouse
ESCAPE (Exotic Species Compendium of Activities to Protect the Ecosystem)
GLOBE Program
JASON Project
MARE (Marine Activities, Resources, and Education
Marine Science Careers
Nab the Aquatic Invader
National Marine Educators Association
National Science Education Standards
National Science Teachers Association
NOAA Education Resources
NOAA Ocean Explorer – Education
NOAA Teacher at Sea Experience
Ocean Literacy
SeaWifs Teacher Resources
Sound in the Sea – Teacher Resources and Web Links
Southeastern New England Marine Educators
The Bridge Summer Opportunities for Educators
UN Atlas of the Oceans
US EPA Environmental Education Resources