Educator Resource Links

Resources for teachers and marine science educators

Ocean Sense

A novel education program that develops skills in analysing, understanding, and sharing of ocean data and knowledge. By exploring local observations and global connections, this program invites communities, educators, and students to collaborate in discovering the ocean through Ocean Networks Canada observatories.

Hakai Magazine

This magazine explores science, society, and the environment in compelling narratives that highlight coastal life and phenomena. Their writers examine coastal matters from multiple perspectives and translate complex scientific ideas into authoritative, engaging stories.

Vancouver Aquarium

The Vancouver Aquarium are continuously learning new things through their conservation programs and research studies, and they share this knowledge throughout the facility and online. Explore their AquaFacts to find facts you never knew, take a deeper look at Canada’s Arctic through their online exhibits, or visit the Aquarium through a class field trip.

CaNOE

CaNOE, the Canadian Network for Ocean Education, is a network for the advancement of ocean literacy in Canada. CaNOE provides a platform for learning, dialogue and communication about ocean literacy in Canada. 

The 75 Largest underwater Species – infographic

Foundry10 – Ultimate guide to underwater work – Interested in a career in marine science? Here we have collected job overviews, biographies, interviews, and resource links to a wide range of amazing ocean-related jobs for you to explore.

Oceanography guide for kids with fun activities and facts about marine life.

Bees and Honey: Creating Pollinator Gardens: A guide to the importance, and how to create pollinator gardens that attract butterflies and bees, give them a place to find food, reproduce, and experience safety from predators and from the elements.

Environmental Science Education Guide: Help for job seekers, professionals, and students understand the changing landscapes of these programs and their impact on careers and employment

CruiseDirect: Deep Seas Boating Dangers – The Deadliest Creatures in the Ocean

Creating a Wildlife Habitat in Your Backyard 

Scotch Bonnet
Scotch Bonnet is a free electronic publication distributed to formal and informal educators. This online newsletter is written by Terri Kirby Hathaway, North Carolina Sea Grant marine education specialist.

Science Project Ideas
– ScienceProjectIdeas was formed to offer a unique reference point on great ideas and advice for science projects.

DFO’s Salmonid Enhancement Program
– lots of resources, activity guides and much more from DFO!

The Ocean Project
– An international network of aquariums, zoos, museums, and conservation organizations working to create an understanding among their visitors and members of the significance of the ocean and the role each person plays in conserving our blue planet for the future.

VIMS Marine Education Page
– From Virginia Sea Grant Program. Links, including step by step “how to do a marine science in the classroom” page.

Animal Diversity Web
– an excellent resource for information on a huge number of animals

Marine Biology Puzzles
– site that allows you to create puzzles and games centred on marine biology concepts

National Marine Educators Association
– brings together educators interested in the world of water

REEF (Reef Environmental Education Foundation)
– a program dedicated to protecting marine life through education, research and involvement.

Environmental Science
–  EnvironmentalScience.org’s mission is to be the most reliable and expansive advocate for environmental science education and careers.

Backyard Conservation
–  a site that offers a wide variety of citizen science conservation links