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walleyeGreatest of the Great Lakes
Toxic pollution often takes center stage in COSEE's Greatest of the Great Lakes lesson collection. Lessons tackle bioaccumulation and biomagnification of fat-soluble toxins, bacterial contamination of public beaches and waters, and how the Lakes' physical traits conspire to make them especially vulnerable to pollutants. Targeting grades 4-10, the collection's 41 lessons abound with hands-on activities, vivid demos, and interactive games, making frequent cross-connections to

Image: Walleye art by Timothy Knepp / Credit: USFWS/wikipedia

rocky intertidalOregon Institute of Marine Biology: GK12 Curricula
These instructional units for grades K-6 were developed by marine science graduate students in collaboration with classroom teachers. Each unit is organized thematically around a different marine community: ponds, rocky shores, sandy beaches, wetlands, kelp forests, open ocean, and islands. Lessons include lab activities and field studies. Although each unit is targeted at a particular grade level, many lessons could be readily adapted to other grades.

Photo: Trish Mace / Oregon Institute of Marine Biology website


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2015 National Marine Educators Association Annual Conference
The conference will be held June 29 through July 2 at the Newport Marriott, right in the middle of downtown Newport. Sessions and plenaries will include speakers that draw from around New England and beyond through our rich connection to the sea. An impressive variety of field trips have been planned. You can choose to go on a two hour boat ride and learn about Project Oceanology's Enviro-Lab, or on a two day exploration adventure to Block Island. Visit the NMEA website for more conference details.


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