||Curriculum & Student Activities
O'Neill Sea Odyssey Curriculum - Investigations in a National Marine Sanctuary (1.6MB PDF)
Exciting hands-on activities conducted either on a vessel, a waterside dock or pier or in a classroom. Includes active investigations on navigation, marine habitats, marine ecology and conservation for grades four through six.
The Land-Sea Connection
A curriculum complementing the bathymetric map of the Monterey Bay sanctuary to increase your students understanding of science and geography, and introduce them to the excitement of underwater exploration. In Spanish and English.
Monterey Bay Sanctuary K-12 Classroom Activities
Check out these activities from the National Geographic Society.
The Sustainable Seas Expeditions
A partnership between the National Geographic Society and NOAA to explore the ocean and national marine sanctuaries. Check out the section on classroom ideas.
Shipwreck Database Activity (Resource 1) (Resource 2)
An online database activity focusing on shipwrecks in the five West Coast marine sanctuaries.
NOAA’s Ocean Explorer Lesson Plans and Curriculum
Learn about the oceans through near real-time access to a series of multidisciplinary ocean explorations. View compelling imagery, video, and topical essays related to the ocean, and download formal education materials including lesson plans and curriculum.
The Bridge: Ocean Sciences Teacher Resource Center
Visit some of the best marine education materials available on the Web. New materials are added often. (Supported by the National Sea Grant Office, National Oceanographic Partnership Program, and National Marine Educators Association.)
Waves, Wetlands, and Watersheds Activity Guide
This online classroom activity guide from the California Coastal Commission addresses issues such as water use, marine debris, endangered species, coastal geology, and more for grades 3-12.
Bay Aquarium Teacher and Student Resources
Online resources and activities for students and teachers.
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Seabirds & Shorebirds
Sanctuary Publications and Resources