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NOAA's Maritime Heritage Program
NOAA's Maritime Heritage Program's mission is to protect, promote and explore our maritime heritage through a national program embracing heritage resources in our evolving coastal, marine and Great Lakes stewardship. The site contains expedition information, research topics, links to additional resources, and information on the Preserve America initiative.
Grade Level: Middle school, High school, Graduate or professional

Oyster Recovery Partnership
The Oyster Recovery Partnership (ORP) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit that plans, promotes and implements science-based and sustainable shellfish restoration, aquaculture and wild fishery activities to protect our environment, support our economy and preserve our cultural heritage. The ORP works with individual experts and management agencies, including the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the Army Corps of Engineers and the Maryland Department of Natural Resources, to assist with the monumental task of oyster restoration, monitoring and adaptive management.
Grade Level: General public

Billion Oyster Project
BOP is an ecosystem restoration and education project aimed at restoring one billion live oysters to New York Harbor and engaging hundreds of thousands of school children through restoration based STEM education programs. Students at New York Harbor School have been growing and restoring oysters in New York Harbor for the last six years. Together and with the help of many partners these students have restored over eleven million oysters. Thirty-six public schools have partnered with the project to provide authentic, place-based science and math lessons through the lens of oyster restoration. Each year, thousands of students participate in these learning opportunities.
Grade Level: Middle school, High school, General public

COSEE Greatest of the Great Lakes Curriculum
Educating students about ocean and Great Lakes topics can enhance their math and science skills as well as foster a stewardship ethic. The Greatest of the Great Lakes comprises 41 innovative classroom activities designed for grades 4-10. This collection offers studentsí insight into Great Lakes concerns, while bridging the gap between science and other subjects, such as math, geography, and language arts.
Grade Level: Intermediate elementary, Middle school, High school

Teaching Great Lakes Science
This website features a suite of lessons, activities and data sets all focused on various scientific aspects of the Great Lakes. Throughout the website, you will find usable data sets, an overview of teaching methods, and ready-to-go lessons and activities. Any of these resources may be easily incorporated into formal and informal educational settings and many are multidisciplinary.
Grade Level: Intermediate elementary, Middle school, High school

Voyage of the Beagle
Download this free eBook version of Charles Darwin's famous expedition around the globe from 1831-1836, under the command of Captain Robert FitzRoy. It was on this journey that Darwin visited the Galapagos Islands where he observed the native finches, that led to the development of his highly controversial theory of evolution and natural selection.
Grade Level: General public, High school

Voyage of the Challenger
Learn more about the historic voyage of the H.M.S. Challenger. Scientists from all disciplines set out on December 21, 1872 for a four year research cruise to map the sea and its contents. This voyage paved the way for the development of marine biology, as we know it today. Site contains information on the instrumentation and laboratories used during the voyage and some of the important scientists that made the journey.
Grade Level: Middle school, High school

Exploration through the Ages
The Mariners' Museum's curriculum guide with teaching activities that address maritime discoveries from ancient times to Captain Cook's 1768 voyage to the South Pacific. One of four online expeditions. Age of Exploration curriculum includes lesson plans, vocabulary, links to related sites, reference material, video, biographies of famous explorers, and more. Lessons include latitude and longitude, creating a compass, an astrolabe, and a globe, identifying the parts of a ship, plus 7 more.
Grade Level: Intermediate elementary, Middle school, High school

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