Resources

 

Downloadable Lessons Plans/Teacher Resources

Census of Marine Life Gulf of Maine Area Online Lesson Plans http://research.usm.maine.edu/gulfofmaine-census/education/tools-resources/online-lesson-plans
EPA Teacher Resource Center- This website will inspire your teaching about the environment! You'll find our best lesson plans and activity guides, on-line curriculum and video libraries, award programs, funding opportunities and more.
United States Geological Survey Teaching modules http://education.usgs.gov/common/secondary.htm
Rhode Island Coastal Resources Management Council Coastal Awareness Activity Book and Teacher’s Guide http://www.crmc.state.ri.us/education.html

Worksheets

  • Buoy Observations- Give students a look at real-time data and show how each location in the ocean is different by graphing the data with this worksheet. This will allow students to question why each buoy collects data and why locations may differ. 
  • Buoy Definitions- This worksheet is made up of common terms students will come across when looking at buoy stations and their data. 
  • IOOS Scavenger Hunt- To introduce students to IOOS and the websites available to them, a scavenger hunt helps them find answers for themselves! This will give students the oppotunity to explore data portals, buoys, and learn about the organizations monitoring their oceans. The scavenger hunt is made to assist students or educators with first time navigation of IOOS sites.
  • Adopt A Buoy- This worksheet will give students a chance to "adopt" a buoy of their choice and monitor it over an extended period of time. In doing so students can gain understanding in the importance of buoy observations and monitoring, and why looking at data over time is relevant.

 

IOOS & Regional Association (RA) Handouts: Outlines the data types avaliable, relevant education tools, and contact information specific to each RA. 

AOOS, Alaska IOOS

CARICOOS, Caribbean IOOS

CeNCOOS, Central and Northern California IOOS

GCOOS, Gulf of Maine IOOS

GLOS, Great Lakes IOOS

IOOS, U.S. Integrated Ocean Observing System

MARICOOS, Mid-Atlantic IOOS

NANOOS, Northwest IOOS

NERACOOS, Northeast IOOS

PacIOOS, Pacific Islands IOOS

SCCOOS, Southeast California IOOS

SECOORA, Southeast Coastal Ocean IOOS

 

On-Site Educational Facility

Bedford Institute of Oceanography
Sea Pavilion http://www.bio.gc.ca/outreach-depassez/pavilion-pavillon-en.php
Seacoast Science Center http://www.seacoastsciencecenter.org/
Gulf of Maine Research Institute http://www.gmri.org

 

University Programs

Boston University Marine Science Undergraduate/Graduate Program http://www.bu.edu/bump/undergrad.html 
Dalhousie University Department of Oceanography http://oceanography.dal.ca/index.html 
University of Maine
University of Massachusetts 
University of NH 
University of RI 
University of Connecticut

 

Teacher Workshops

Maine Department of Marine Resources Teacher Training, In-Service Workshops http://www.maine.gov/dmr/rm/education/workshops.htm
New England Aquarium Teacher Resources/Professional Development http://www.neaq.org/learn/for-teachers/professional-development-educators/
Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection Aquatic WILD http://www.ct.gov/dep/cwp/view.asp?a=2691&q=322498&depNav_GID=1627

 

Public Education/Outreach Materials

COML http://www.gulfofmaine-census.org/education/media-gallery/
NEOSEC - New England Ocean Science Education Collaborative http://neosec.org/
WHOI Ocean Topics http://www.whoi.edu/page.do?pid=7135 Ocean Instruments http://www.whoi.edu/science/instruments/
NOAA/IOOS Outreach Materials (one-pagers, brochures, videos, podcasts, lesson plans) https://ioos.noaa.gov/community/education/
NURC - National Undersea Research Center (North Atlantic and Great Lakes) http://www.nurtec.uconn.edu/education-outreach/
New England Aquarium Lecture Series http://www.neaq.org/education_and_activities/programs_and_classes/aquarium_lecture_series/index.php

 

Publications

Gulf of Maine Council Gulf of Maine Times http://www.gulfofmaine.org/times/0309/
Gulf of Maine Marine Habitat Primer http://www.gulfofmaine.org/habitatprimer/
 

Data Access/Tools 

Massachusetts Coastal Zone Management Massachusetts Ocean Resource Information System (MORIS) online mapping tool http://www.mass.gov/czm/mapping/index.htm
Northeast States Emergency Consortium Real-Time Hazard Maps http://nesec.org/real-time-hazard-maps-nesec/
National Estuarine Research Reserve System (NERRS) (Wells, Great Bay, Waquoit, Narragansett Bay) 
Data Resources: System-Wide Monitoring Program (SWMP), Centralized Data Mangement Office, Lesson Plans Using SWMP Data http://nerrs.noaa.gov/Education/DataResources.html

 

Career Center

Marine and Oceanographic Technology Network Career Center http://www.motn.org/career-center/

 

Stakeholder Input 

Mass Ocean Partnership Public and Stakeholder Input http://www.massoceanpartnership.org/input.html
Rhode Island Ocean SAMP Stakeholder Meetings http://seagrant.gso.uri.edu/oceansamp/stakeholders.html

 

Tutorial

OPeNDAP Data Connector Online Tutorial http://opendap.org/ODC_gallery_tutorial

 

Symposium/Workshops

2016 Ocean Literacy Summit http://www.neosec.dreamhosters.com/previous-summits/2016-ocean-literacy-summit/

Rhode Island Sea Grant Marine Wind Farm Science Symposium http://seagrant.gso.uri.edu/baird/2009/

2012 Ocean Literacy Summit http://www.neracoos.org/OLSummit2012