Bring the ocean to your classroom and inspire your students, while meeting national and state content standards in science, math and language arts. Camp SEA Lab offers a variety of opportunities to keep you and your students excited about the ocean!
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.
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.
The following list provides Internet resources for getting activity ideas, marine-related curriculum, and teacher information sharing sites:
Join Marine Science Educators ListServs:
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.
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.
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.
COSEE (Centers for Ocean Science Education Excellence) is a collaborative effort striving to improve K-12 ocean science education with free activities that provide quality science content and resources for teachers.
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.
Ocean and coastal information and educational resources complied for teachers.
Developed by the Lawrence Hall of Science, GEMS offers a few guides related to ocean science. Titles include: Only One Ocean, On Sandy Shores, and Ocean Currents.
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?
Outdoor School Residential Programs:
2014 Teacher Packet: Camp St. Francis site
2014 Teacher Packet: Monterey Bay Academy site
Pre-program Teacher Resource Guide
Post-program Teacher Resource Guide
Outdoor School Program Orientation (ppt)- English
Outdoor School Program Orientation (ppt)- Español
Individual Forms (also included in Teacher Packets):
Residential Program: School Form
Dorm Assignments: Camp St Francis site
Dorm Assignments: Monterey Bay Academy site
Dietary Allergy Form
Youth Health Care Recommendation Form
Medication Schedule Log
Outdoor School Day Programs:
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