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Educational Websites

Here are a few of the many educational sites currently on the web. This site will be updated occasionally, so bookmark this page and come back and visit. If you have any favorite sites, please let me know.

Resources for Educators

  • The Bridge - This site provides links to online resources for marine science educators. A must visit!
  • Environmental Literacy Council - An independent non-profit made up of scientists, economists, and educators striving to connect teachers and students to science-based information on environmental issues.
  • Marine Advanced Technology Education Center (MATE) - An online guide to marine science and technology.
  • Math/Science Nucleus - This is a non-profit educational and research organization that serves as a rsource center to assist school districts, teachers, and administrators in developing science and math curricula.
  • The Ocean Planet - This web site has a large number of educational materials either developed specifically for the Ocean Planet Exhibition, or for other purposes but all are good complements to the materials presented in this Smithsonian exhibit.
  • WestEd - This site provides an abundance of resources that should prove useful and attractive to science and mathematics educators.
  • Thirteen Ed Online - Public television's award-winning Web service for teachers featuring new lessons created each month based upon outstanding PBS series and Web resources.
  • Virtual field trips - A growing site providing virtual trips to places like salt marshes and volcanoes.
  • Milken Exchange on Education Technology - This well-designed site is a rich source of information for educators interested in educational technology policy and research.
  • Northeast Sustainable Energy Association (NESEA) - This site offers professional development opportunities, curriculum, and resources for teachers and non-formal educators on energy efficiency, energy conservation, and on the science and applications of renewable energy.

Resources for Students

  • Online Universities Guide - a database of online university courses available to students in the US.
  • BBC Schools - This site provides news, activities, and curricula for secondary school students.
  • - More than 4,000 species of North American animals and plants are covered in text and photographs on the site, which features a powerful search engine that enables users to easily identify species.
  • National Marine Sanctuaries - Introduction to the vast marine life that lives within your national marine sanctuaries. Explore hundreds of photos and videos in the Encyclopedia of the Sanctuaries.
  • The JASON Project - Connects students with great explorers and great events to inspire and motivate them to learn science.
  • Marine Advanced Technology Education Center (MATE) - An online guide to marine science and technology.

General Interest

Last updated: Aug. 09, 2012