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Bridge: Sea Grant Ocean Sciences Resources Center

The Bridge Ocean Sciences Resource Center provides access to ocean sciences education materials, with particular emphasis on K-12 audiences and instructional materials. The Bridge Collection also includes links to information about professional-development opportunities for teachers. There is a strong focus on research data and its use in teaching. The collection provides educators with accurate and useful information on global, national, and regional ocean science topics, and gives researchers a contact point for educational outreach.

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The Aquarium at Moody Gardens
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Aquarium Pyramid features exhibits highlighting the Caribbean (coral reef), South Atlantic (penguins), North Pacific (harbor seals), and South Pacific (Great Barrier Reef). Other Moody Garden attractions are: Rainforest Pyramid with Asian, African and American examples; Discovery Pyramid housing traveling interactive science exhibits. Education programs include school tours and hands-on experiences for grades k-12, outreach, kids' camps. Teachers receive visit curriculum guides, can attend credit workshops and open house. Admission and program fees apply.

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10/30/2014
Australian Institute of Marine Science
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Located near Townsville, North Queensland, AIMS researchers collect and analyze data to improve our understanding of the marine world, and to find science-based management practices that ensure long-term sustainable use and development of marine resources. Site features information on facilities, faculty, current projects, open house and other events, and employment opportunities. Also features the Mariner's Journal, a log from several AIMS research cruises.

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Life Science
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Chemistry
Geoscience
Physics
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10/30/2014
Barnacles
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Introduction to barnacle classification, anatomy, biology, reproduction and life cycle. Excellent color graphics. Also includes: profiles for six Australian species; diagram of barnacles in intertidal habitats; and discussion of barnacles as intertidal indicator species. Accessible and accurate.

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Life Science
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Bridge: Sea Grant Ocean Sciences Resources Center
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10/30/2014
Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences
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A wealth of information concerning the Bigelow Lab, found in West Boothbay Harbor, Maine. Explore the site's three main components, research, education, and the institution. Find course information, past, present, and future expedition information, current lab news, and more. Education section features many classroom and interactive computer activities all focusing on marine life. Research section includes information on many of the different tools used in marine research.

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Computing and Information
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Chemistry
Geoscience
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10/30/2014
Black Sea Battle
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Story of the invasion of jellyfish into the Black Sea and the resulting affects on the native fish population. An excellent introduction into introduced species and their effects on an ecosystem. Site features an abundance of information on alien species and the delicacy that goes into eradicating them. Also links to additional non-traditional science-related news events.

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10/30/2014
Blue Crab Education Page
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Information compiled by the Virginia Institute of Marine Science on the anatomy, life cycle, ecology, and fisheries of the blue crab. Data, research reports, and instructions on eating crabs are all available. Educational resources include lesson plans, teaching tools, and access to online publications. Site serves as an exceptional resource for both beginners and experts.

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10/30/2014
CERES S'COOL (Students' Cloud Observations On-Line) Project
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A project for all grades providing ground truth measurements to assist in the validation of the CERES instruments in climate related studies. Compare the surface- and space-based observations to learn more about clouds and climate. Download data from across the globe, or sign up your class to participate and submit your own data. Teacher resources include presentations, lessons, and downloadable posters and charts. Available in French, Spanish, German, Italian, Thai, and Chinese.

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Space Science
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10/30/2014
Calvert Marine Museum
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Facility in Solomons, MD, interprets regional paleontology, estuarine ecosystem, maritime history. Natural history exhibits: shark, whale and other fossils; aquariums, displays and outdoor trails introducing life of marshes, oyster bars, the Patuxent River and Chesapeake Bay. Maritime history exhibits include woodcarving and boatbuilding shed, oyster house, lighthouse, and traditional Chesapeake Bay wooden sailing vessel. Educational programs for school groups, Elderhostel and the public include: field trips, lectures, cruises, classes, and demonstrations. Admission and program fees apply.

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Education
Life Science
Ecology
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Chemistry
Geoscience
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Space Science
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10/30/2014
Caribbean Conservation Corporation/ Sea Turtle Survival League
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Contains sources of information on sea turtles, tropical birds, and other species in the Caribbean basin and the Costa Rica rainforests. Site includes information on satellite telemetry, satellite-tracked sea turtles data and maps, and sea turtle legislation. Directions, data, and other materials available allow you to create your own maps. Free printable publications available. Also information on grants, workshops, donations, and volunteer opportunities.

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History, Law, Politics
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Forestry and Agriculture
Chemistry
Geoscience
Physics
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10/30/2014
Cold Science article
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University of Alaska scientists report that Alaskan glaciers are melting more rapidly than anticipated; an estimated 24 cubic miles of ice disappearing annually. Conditions promoting glacial growth vs. shrinking are briefly reviewed; melting is an indicator of climate change. Results confirm proposals that glacial melting is a major contributor to sea level rise; findings indicate that melting of Alaska's glaciers is making a disproportionate input.

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Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Chemistry
Geoscience
Physics
Space Science
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10/30/2014
Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery and Aquarium
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Largest living collection of New York State freshwater reptiles, fish and amphibians. Educational programs available by appointment; teachers receive advance packet. In-school programs available during part of the year. Fees apply (for non-members), membership information available on website. Wheelchair accessible. Located Cold Spring Harbor, New York.

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Life Science
Ecology
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Geoscience
Physics
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10/30/2014
Columbus Zoo & Aquarium
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Virtual tour introduces featured habitats and wildlife, links to background information. Animal care section profiles training and enrichment for selected species. Education offerings include: onsite, outreach and videoconferencing programs for preschool-grade 12; workshops for teachers; classes for community groups; online factsheets and more. Summer programs for: families with youngsters 2 and up; week-long day camp for grades 1-7; half-day programs from toddlers. Posts program rates, ticket sales information, membership and donation information.

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Education
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Chemistry
Geoscience
Physics
Space Science
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Bridge: Sea Grant Ocean Sciences Resources Center
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10/30/2014
Cultured Pearl Information Guide
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Provides descriptions and definitions of diverse pearl varieties. Explains pearl formation, pearl grading and pearl jewelry care. Outlines the history and uses of pearls in different cultures, the technology of pearl culture and industry.

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Life Science
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10/30/2014
Dauphin Island Sea Lab
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Dauphin Island Sea Lab is Alabama's marine education and research center. Lab also provides a public aquarium that focuses solely on the native eco-systems of the Mobile Bay estuary. Site provides information on graduate programs, undergraduate opportunities, faculty, facilities, and news and events. Explore the Education and Aquarium sections for teacher resources and information on workshops, student summer camps, and academic-year programs.

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Education
Life Science
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Chemistry
Geoscience
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10/30/2014
Eco-Schools
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A program established in Europe that aims to raise student's awareness of environmental and sustainable development issues through classroom study, school and community action. Extends learning to extracurricular activities, building responsible attitudes and commitment to the community. Offers a seven-step methodology, the Eco-School Process, that any school can use to reduce its environmental impact. "Green Flag" awards go to schools for outstanding performance in achieving their goals. Appropriate for all grade levels.

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Education
Ecology
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Chemistry
Geoscience
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Space Science
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Bridge: Sea Grant Ocean Sciences Resources Center
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10/30/2014
Educational Pages for Kids
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Find information on NC's various marine resources such as blue crabs and red drum, commercial and recreational fishing statistics, a fish identification guide, and fun pages for kids. Information is broken up into three categories: Crustaceans, Fish, and Shellfish. Each section in full of great information for both the beginner and the expert. Check out the food chain information to learn why all creatures, big and small, are important to the ecosystem.

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10/30/2014
ExploraVision Awards Competition
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A competition for students of all interest, skill, and ability levels to encourage students to combine their imaginations with the tools of science to create and explore a vision of a future technology. Site includes information for teachers and young inventors. Prizes awarded for top inventions in several age categories. Read bios and quotes from past winners and see past invention ideas.

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Technology
Education
Life Science
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Chemistry
Geoscience
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Bridge: Sea Grant Ocean Sciences Resources Center
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10/30/2014
Florida Atlantic University
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An introduction to FAU's Department of Ocean Engineering. Site includes, admission, course, and faculty/staff information. Includes guidance for prospective graduate and undergraduate students. Information also available on the facilities, employment opportunities, and the latest news and events. Explore the personnel pages for additional information on the research being conducted. Information on seminars and the always-popular submarine races (human powered and autonomous) are also available.

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Education
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Chemistry
Geoscience
Physics
Space Science
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Diagram/Illustration
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Bridge: Sea Grant Ocean Sciences Resources Center
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10/30/2014
Florida Seafood & Aquaculture
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Official web site of the Bureau of Seafood and Aquaculture Marketing, offering seafood information for both consumers and the industry to help buy, sell and market Florida seafood and aquaculture products. Provides promotional materials, supplier directories, and training for retailers, food service, wholesalers, processors, fishermen and aquaculturists. Also includes internet links, recipes, news, calendar of seafood festivals, brochures, clip art, audio and video. Includes both freshwater and marine species culture.

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Education
Life Science
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Geoscience
Space Science
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Bridge: Sea Grant Ocean Sciences Resources Center
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10/30/2014
Florida State University Department of Oceanography
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Located in Tallahassee, Florida, on the campus of FSU, the Department of Oceanography is a research-oriented, graduate-only department within the College of Arts and Sciences. Research focuses on biological, chemical, and physical oceanography. Site provides information on current research, graduate programs and admissions, faculty, students, news and upcoming events, and more. Site also features links to internal and external resources.

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Education
Life Science
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Chemistry
Geoscience
Physics
Space Science
Provider:
UCAR Staff
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Bridge: Sea Grant Ocean Sciences Resources Center
Date Added:
10/30/2014