Resources & More

Lesson plans (middle/high school):

  1. Learning About the Littoral Zone: Lesson plan, presentation, additional materials
  2. Tracking Plants – Estuary Edition: Lesson planadditional materials

If you’re interested in developing a lesson plan on a particular marine science or conservation theme, please do not hesitate to contact Also, if you have questions or comments about these lesson plans, please do not hesitate to contact

Beach Chair Scientists from around the world will certainly gain a lot from the following educational resources:

  1. 10 Beachcombing Adventures: A guide for investigating the Atlantic coast shoreline
  2. 13 apps for your day at the beach
  3. 22 ocean-themed children’s book
  4. Free Underwater Images
  5. Information Exchange for Marine Educators (pdf), a 260 page document listing on-line resources for marine educators produced by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
  6. SIFTers Guide to Everything Science: Biology


  1. Alabama Coastal Federation, Mobile, AL
  2. Blue Front Campaign, Washington, D.C.
  3. Camp SEA Lab, Monterey, CA
  4. Conservation Law Foundation, Boston, MA
  5. Florida Oceanographic Coastal Center, Stuart, FL
  6. Galveston Bay Foundation, Galveston, TX
  7. Hatfield Marine Science Center (OSU), Newport, OR
  8. Mote Marine Laboratory, Sarasota, FL
  9. National Marine Educators Association, Ocean Springs, MS
  10. North Carolina Coastal Federation, Newport, NC
  11. The Underwater Times, Miami, FL
  12. Smithsonian Marine Station, Fort Pierce, FL
  13. Under the Sea, Sterling, VA
  14. Wetlands Institute, Stone Harbor, N.J.

Also, these are some of my favorite blogs that I think you should check out if you have the time:

  1. An Ocean Lover in Maine
  2. Beach Treasures & Treasured Beaches
  3. Bucket List Publications
  4. Breaching the Blue
  5. Deep Blue Home
  6. Deep Sea News
  7. Oceans of Hope
  8. Ocean Wild Things
  9. Rolling Harbour Abaco
  10. Sea Monster
  11. Southern Fried Science
  12. Speak Up For Blue
  13. The Daily Ocean
  14. The Fisheries Blog
  15. The Flotsam Diaries
  16. United By Blue
  17. Wild New Jersey

If you have a favorite educational resource, place, or blog that you’d like to add to the list please email


  1. How kind of you to add us to your Resources & More list! Thank you! ~Jody

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