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 Spring 2018
Junior Living Lab Series (Elementary)
Level One (Estuary Explorers)
Level Two (Estuary Explorers)
Level Three (Coastal Expeditions)
Level Four (Plankton Explorers)
Level Five (Forest Expeditions)
Level Six (Migrating Mangroves)
Living Lab Series
Level Seven (Beach Biosphere)
Level Eight (Migrating Marshes)
Level Nine (Planet Plankton)
Level Ten (Salt Marsh Seining)
Learn about the importance of estuaries, NERRs and the impact of severe storms.
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.
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.
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.
Discuss how animals adapt over time, and how some animals, like bats and dolphins, have more senses than others, like humans.
Middle school curriculum about microplastics in our ocean. The curriculum was developed and evaluated as project in Marine Resource Management at Oregon State University.
Sea Turtle Curriculum (5th Grade)
The curriculum consists of a book, One in a Thousand: Those Amazing Sea Turtles, with lesson plans to accompany each of the ten chapters. Teachers are free to download the book and either print it (85 pages) or make it available to students electronically (as a pdf file). This curriculum was designed in 2014-2016 by Drs. Maia McGuire and Ruth Francis-Floyd with assistance from Dr. Mark Flint and Jaylene Flint.
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.
North Atlantic Right Whale
Site Specific Plankton Guide (printable version)