Marine Aquaculture: Raising Salt Water Fish in Your Classroom
A 101-page teacher guide to creating and maintaining a saltwater aquaculture tank in your classroom or school. The guide breaks down the process into separate classroom activities including step by step directions on constructing a table-size recirculating system. Also available is a student workbook.
Grade Level: Middle school,High school
Focusing mainly on school aquaculture, aquaponics, and aquatic science programs, this education website is a great resource for teachers who want to raise fish in their classrooms or schools and build learning experiences around it. Follow the Lesson Plans link for many lessons, modules, activities, and how-to guides on setting up recirculating aquaculture systems in the classroom.
Grade Level: Intermediate elementary,Middle school,High school,Undergraduate lower division,Undergraduate upper division,Graduate or professional
Marine Fisheries Series Activity Guide
Peer-reviewed activities for grades 6-12 as well as non-traditional educational venues are available. Each activity has been correlated to National Science and Social Studies Educational Standards. Activities cover topics including sustainable fishing methods, bycatch, fishing technologies, aquaculture practices, and costs and benefits related to fisheries and aquaculture production. Activities link well with Habitat Media's documentaries Empty Oceans, Empty Nets and Farming the Seas but can be used as stand-alones also.
Grade Level: Middle school, High school
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution's Coastal Ocean Topics
COI strives to translate the results of basic coastal research for citizens and policymakers, while providing a solid information base for better resource management. This site provides information on a multitude of coastal issues including natural hazards, such as tsunamis and hurricanes, moving shorelines, coastal pollution, fisheries and coastal resources, waves, tides, currents, groundwater. Most topics feature more specific sub-topics which include Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution literature concerning the issue.
Grade Level: High school, Undergraduate lower division, Undergraduate upper division, Graduate or professional, General public
Bridge DATA - Oyster Gardens: No Soil Required!
Using data from Maryland Sea Grant Oyster Gardening Program, calculate oyster survivorship rates in Chesapeake Bay rivers.
Grade Level: High school, Undergraduate lower division