Teachers unrolling the seine net.

Below are some of our favorite resources, including our new online training modules. Click on the tabs to explore additional classroom resources.

Also, if you’re interested in attending one of our Teacher Professional Development opportunities don’t forget to register online. You will need to complete the 7 online modules within the Teacher on the Estuary Online tab before attending. If you are a St. Johns County teacher, you will receive 7 CEUs from the online modules and 8 CEUs from the onsite one-day field experience.

Student Field Experiences scheduled in the Fall 2017

Student Field Experiences scheduled in the Spring 2018

Extreme Weather and Estuaries
Learn about the importance of estuaries, NERRs and the impact of severe storms.

Oyster Anatomy
Make your own flip book to help you and your students learn how oysters filter the water around us.

Oyster Reef Battleship First, learn about the importance of oysters and how it is they filter water, and then play the oyster reef battleship game.

Indoor Mini-Seine
Using a dichotomous key, students can get the experience of conducting a seine within the classroom

Marsh Mystery Water
Explore the density of several different salt solutions, and demonstrate the changes in salinity that occur when freshwater streams enter the salty ocean.
Plankton Races
A GTM favorite, where students learn about buoyancy, density, surface area, as well as the importance of biodiversity within our ocean. Click here to view and print guide sheets to plankton commonly found at the GTM Research Reserve.

Phyto, Phyto, Zoo
An introduction to Phytoplankton and Zooplankton for elementary aged students.

Echolocation Game
Discuss how animals adapt over time, and how some animals, like bats and dolphins, have more senses than others, like humans. Mitigating Microplastics
Middle school curriculum about microplastics in our ocean. The curriculum was developed and evaluated as project in Marine Resource Management at Oregon State University.
Floating Ice
Students design and carry our an experiment to learn about density, climate change and the difference between glaciers and icebergs and their impacts on sea-level rise.

NASA Climate Kids
Over 30 classroom and home activities modelling the effects of climate change in all a variety of ecosystems.
These are online professional development modules complimenting onsite teacher professional development opportunities. It is strongly encouraged that you are registered for an onsite training. Continue to check out the calendar for upcoming training opportunities. Click a module to begin.