Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI) is located in Moss Landing, CA on Monterey Bay. It is a world-class ocean research organization that works with its sister institution, the Monterey Bay Aquarium, to communicate scientific information to teachers for use in classrooms. The MBARI Web site is a treasure trove of scientific data and pictures, as well as background information on research technology and the scientists involved with it. This activity will help familiarize student with various careers in marine science and technology, and will help students find out what responsibilities, interests, aptitudes, schooling and experience are necessary to follow a particular career path.
This lesson is well-written, simplistic and easily adapted or integrated into any science curriculum. It is appropriate to link with our school’s career and technology class and provides students an extension on jobs they have heard about and/or previously discussed.—A. Thompson, Honolulu, HI