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We have a variety of marine science teaching resources and curriculum available for teachers to use for FREE within their classrooms.

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What makes our programs unique is that you are able to choose lesson plans that best fit the current curriculum in your classroom.

Information for Teachers

Bring the ocean to your classroom and inspire your students while meeting the state's educational goals. Our programs apply scientific practices of the Next Generation Science Standards while following the Framework for K-12 Science Education and supports NOAA’s Ocean Literacy Principles. Camp SEA Lab offers a variety of opportunities to keep you and your students excited about the ocean!

Outdoor School

Camp SEA Lab hosts a marine science themed outdoor school during the school year for grades 3-8. Both day (grades 3-8) and residential programs (grades 5-8) are available that expose students to a multitude of marine ecosystems, community building and stewardship.

What makes our programs unique is that you are able to choose lesson plans that best fit the current curriculum in your classroom. While at Camp SEA Lab, your students will engage in a planned curriculum designed especially for their individual academic needs, all in the scenic and beautiful coastline of Monterey Bay.

Curriculum Kit Lend “Library”

We have a variety of marine science teaching resources and curriculum available for teachers to use for FREE within their classrooms. Teachers who are interested in checking out a kit should contact the Camp SEA Lab office at (831) 582-3681 to check for availability, and a kit reservation form is located in the downloadable forms below.

Educational Resources

The following list provides Internet resources for getting activity ideas, marine-related curriculum, and teacher information sharing sites:

Join Marine Science Educator ListServs:

Ocean List (based in the west coast)
Scuttlebutt (based in the east coast)

Ocean Literacy Network

This site provides the guidelines for increasing ocean literacy while outlining the seven essential principles and fundamental concepts that define being ocean literate. This initiative is supported by NOAA along with a network of professional marine educators and scientists.

NOAA Ocean Explorer

This site provides innovative ways for students to learn about the ocean by offering real-time access to a series of multidisciplinary ocean explorations. It provides compelling imagery, video, and topical essays related to the ocean.

California Coastal Commission

As part of the CCC's Public Education Program, you will find access to the on-line Marine, Coastal & Watershed Resource Directory, which is a comprehensive guide to water-related organizations in California and the programs and resources they offer. A sort of "clearing house" for all resources marine-related.

BRIDGE Ocean Science Education Center

A comprehensive list of on-line marine education resources. This is a convenient source for accurate and useful information on marine science topics. A search engine, site map, and an alphabetized list of sites are available.

MARE (Marine Activities, Resources & Education)

Developed by the Lawrence Hall of Science, MARE program offers ocean science curriulum sequences and teacher's guides to marine habitats. Some free samples are available, however full curriculum guides are available for purchase.

Project WILD

A wildlife focused conservation education program for grades K-12, based on the premise that children have a vital interest in learning about the natural world. The guide is free, but teachers must attend a training workshop in order to receive a copy.

Are your students interested in marine careers?

Downloads Available for Teachers

PDF FileOutdoor School Residential Program Flyer
PDF FileCurriculum Science Standards Correlation
PDF FileSchool Fundaising Tips
PDF FileKit Check Out Form

Outdoor School Residential Programs:
PDF FilePre-program Teacher Resource Guide
PDF FilePost-program Teacher Resource Guide
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PDF FileResidential Program Planner

Outdoor School Day Programs:

PDF FileDay Program Planner

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