Marine Science Links

This links page is designed specifically for teachers!
Searching the web can be overwhelming. There are so many choices and directions, you can get lost on a tangent in no time. This page attempts to identify the best sites for South Carolina marine science educators, and where appropriate, to give a brief description and identify the best individual pages within each site. Before you get started, there are two sites that are absolutely essential for any South Carolina marine science teacher: The Bridge and the South Carolina Math and Science Hubs. They are described below, but click on them here for a shortcut. Happy surfing!

You may use the shortcuts below, or simply scroll down for the full listings:

University Marine Science/Marine Biology Programs in South Carolina

Find out about courses, faculty, and research projects. A useful tip for teachers (for these, or any institution) is to check the web pages for undergraduate and graduate courses. Many of these provide a syllabus, lecture notes or outlines, and web links.

Coastal Carolina University

College of Charleston

University of South Carolina

State, Federal, and Private Marine and Environmental Organizations Located in South Carolina 

Aquariums in South Carolina

Caw Caw Interpretive Center - environmental education programs, part of Charleston County Parks

 Educational Cruises (for individuals or class field trips)

Environmental Education Association of South Carolina (EEASC)

National Ocean Service Center for Coastal Environmental Health and Biomolecular Research at Charleston (formerly National Marine Fisheries Service Lab)

The Natural Resources Science, Mathematics, and Engineering Education Program - Savannah River Site programs for grades 3-12

NOAA Coastal Services Center

North Inlet - Winyah Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve

Pritchard's Island  

South Carolina Department of Natural Resources

South Carolina Sea Grant Consortium – check out the library of Sea Grant publications to order, and the marine education pages, among others.

South Carolina State Parks

United States Coast Guard - South Carolina stations in Charleston and Georgetown

Essential Education Links for South Carolina Marine Science Teachers

Be sure to visit The Bridge -- the most complete site anywhere for marine educators

Includes links for all subjects in marine science, lesson plans and curricula, on-line data links, lists of student opportunities and career information, professional development materials for teachers, lists of aquariums, university programs, and organizations, and more

Center For Science Education, University of South Carolina - graduate teacher courses and an excellent resource for SC teachers

Project Oceanica – Integrating marine education with marine science research and exploration in the Southeast

    • Coasteam Program - marine science teacher courses for elementary and middle school
    • At Sea! – program that gets Charleston area teachers out on NOAA research vessels

Coral (Current Oceanographic Research Activities and Lessons) - educational modules for K-12 teachers that translate current research, from the lab of Dr. Brian Helmuth

National Marine Educators Association (NMEA)

National Ocean Science Bowl

National Science Teachers Association

National Science Foundation

South Carolina Department of Education

South Carolina Science Council (SC2)state chapter of NSTA    

South Carolina Statewide Systemic Initiative (The 13 SC Math and Science Hubs) - a great site for K-12 math and science teachers in SC

WINDandSEA: The Oceanic and Atmospheric Sciences Internet Locator - an enormous marine science index to web resources, maintained by NOAA

Beyond South Carolina - More Hot Links for Educators in Marine and Environmental Science

Center for Marine Conservation

International Year of the Ocean Homepage - lots of information, links, and educational materials (1998 UNESCO site)

Marine Ecology Links - a very comprehensive links page by Phil Levin at UC Santa Cruz

National Audubon Society's Living Oceans Program

National Marine Fisheries Service

National Ocean Service

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

National Sea Grant Depository - a collection of approximately 30,000 books, journal reprints, conference proceedings, advisory and technical reports, handbooks, maps and many other types of information not readily available from other sources on a wide variety of marine subjects, including oceanography, marine education, aquaculture, fisheries, coastal zone management, marine recreation and law.

National Weather Service

US Environmental Protection Agency

US Fish and Wildlife Service

US Geological Survey    

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