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Dive into Education Program
Tybee Island, Georgia, May 13-14, 2005

Life and Times of a Fish
Patty Miller, Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary
What are the secrets of fish survival? Participate in hands-on, make-it and take-it activities that explore fish adaptations and relationships. What role do they play in the ecosystem? We take a look at interactions and relationships found in reef ecosystems.

Navigating Change:
Teacher’s Guide with Video and Activities

Andy Collins, Northwestern Hawaiian Islands Coral Reef Ecosystem Reserve
Navigating Change is a curriculum designed to inspire students to become better stewards of their marine environments and to “navigate change” in their own communities.  The curriculum and video modules are based on Hawai’i examples, but the lessons have interest to teachers and students in any community.

Each One, Teach One:
National Marine Sanctuaries Exploration

Robert Steelquist and Jennifer Stock, Olympic Coast and Cordell Bank national marine sanctuaries
Discover the National Marine Sanctuaries System through Each One Teach One, a high-energy outdoor activity for learners of all ages and learning styles.

Exploring Data using Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to Experience Sanctuaries (EDGES)
Laura Francis, Julie Bursek, Mary Tagliareni, Cathy Sakas, and Anne Smrcina, Channel Islands, Florida Keys, Gray’s Reef, and Stellwagen Bank national marine sanctuaries
Classroom ready EDGES lessons explore the locations and characteristics of the thirteen national marine sanctuaries, compare the bathymetry and width of continental shelf of the Pacific and Atlantic oceans, examine the impact of bathymetry on the distribution of sediments and marine habitats, and reveal how scientists study oceans using satellites, stationary buoys, and drifting buoys. Participants will receive a copy of the EDGES curriculum.

Satellite Oceanography:
Mapping the Oceans from Space
Michiko Martin, NOAA National Marine Sanctuary Program
This activity explores the role of satellites in understanding the ocean. Participants will use data from satellites to map the ocean floor.  Please contact Sanctuary.Education@noaa.gov for more information concerning this course.

Following the Mighty Humpback Whales of the Atlantic and Pacific
Anne Smrcina and Jean Souza, Stellwagen Bank and Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale national marine sanctuaries
Endangered humpback whales are common in two sanctuaries in the Atlantic and Pacific. Try your hand at tracking whales and learn more about their migrations and behaviors.

 Shark Science
Carol Preston and Dawn Hayes, Gulf of the Farallones and Monterey Bay national marine sanctuaries
A shark classification and behavioral study activity, a fossil exploration and natural history of sharks with an emphasis on white sharks will be included in this session.

Gray’s Reef Ocean Science Course
Cathy J. Sakas, Gray’s Reef National Marine Sanctuary
An overview of Gray's Reef Ocean Science Course will be presented. A watershed activity will be demonstrated and highlights of the spectacular underwater footage of Gray's Reef will be shown.

Build-A-Bed (pdf)
Krista Trono, Monitor National Marine Sanctuary
Come help restore seagrass! Build-A-Bed is an interactive activity where participants will "plant" seagrass to create nursery grounds for juvenile fish species and a haven for other coastal creatures.

Reef Rendezvous
Shelley DuPuy, Cathy Sakas and Mary Tagliareni,  Flower Garden Banks, Gray’s Reef, and Florida Keys national marine sanctuaries
Compare three reef systems. Examine implications of coral structure, function, adaptations for reef health using life science standards. CD with activities, images, video clips provided.

Seagrass…it’s Alive!
Mary Tagliareni, Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary
Seagrass beds are “alive” and play a critical role in the health of the oceans. Come learn seagrass biology, why seagrasses are important both ecologically and economically, and ways to take these messages back to K-4 students. Hands-on activities that have been aligned with the National Science Standards will be conducted during the session and take-home materials will be provided.

Oh, the Games We Play
Greg McCormack, Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary
Group Challenges and outdoor games can be adapted to teach just about anything and get your students working together. Come play a few games that have marine themes.

Adaptations from the Depths (pdf)
Shelley DuPuy, Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary
Discover the ins and outs of animal adaptations in a coral reef environment.  Hands on activities and complete curriculum guide built on the 5E Model.

Maps for a National Marine Sanctuary Tour (pdf)
Claire Johnson, NOAA National Marine Sanctuary Program
What is latitude and longitude and how can they be used to locate the nation’s network of ocean and Great Lakes treasures? This activity provides an excellent review of principles that engage students in how to use geography to read maps that ties in the ocean connection.

 Squid Dissection
Patty Miller, Hawaiian Islands Humpback National Marine Sanctuary
Learn how to do a simple squid dissection in your classroom, a great way to compare invertebrates and vertebrates.

Exploring Shipwrecks and Marine Archaeology:
Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary
Cathy Green, Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary and Underwater Preserve
Come along on a voyage of exploration to Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary. This overview will introduce you to the amazing shipwrecks beneath the waves of the Great Lakes, and help you bring them into your classroom.

Using GPS to Map a Shoreline of Tybee Island
Rosia Tavita, Fagatele Bay National Marine Sanctuary
Background information will be presented on the use of GPS, and a demonstration of how to use GPS to map a shoreline along Tybee Island will be given. The GPS data points collected can be overlayed on GIS layers to perform an analyses of the changes over time and man's impact on the environment.

Ocean Tides:
Gauging the Moon Tide
Michiko Martin, NOAA National Marine Sanctuary Program
This activity will investigate the role of the moon in generating different types of tides. Please contact Sanctuary.Education@noaa.gov for more information concerning this course.

Every Square Inch Counts
Jenny Stock, Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuary
Learn how biologists study tidepool life, and deep reefs, using life sized photos, identification cards, and quadrats. Comparisons and abundance will be made between different benthic habitats in sanctuaries.

Mock Shipwreck:
An Exercise in Maritime Archaeology
Kate Thompson and Cathy Green, NOAA National Marine Sanctuary Program and Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary and Underwater Preserve
Come and explore the world beneath the waves by learning what techniques archaeologists use to develop site plans of shipwrecks. Participants will take a “dive” on our mock shipwreck to learn more about how to use this unique method in the classroom to teach students observation, data gathering, geometry, and history to better appreciate our nation’s rich collection of maritime heritage resources.

Water Quality Monitoring
Dawn Hayes and Carol Preston, Monterey Bay and Gulf of the Farallones national marine sanctuaries
This hands-on session will expose participants to several common water quality measurements, and the importance of water quality monitoring to healthy ecosystems. Free kit included.

LEGO® ROVs:
A Lesson in Ocean Engineering the Fun Way!
Michiko Martin, Kate Thompson and Shelley DuPuy, NOAA National Marine Sanctuary Program and Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary
Tap into your childhood memory and join us in learning how to build remotely operated vehicles with LEGOs®. As part of this short course, participants will learn how to design and build ROVs, and how ROVs are used in real life sanctuary settings. Teachers will also learn techniques and lessons to take back to their classrooms to teach students engineering, physics, and oceanography in a fun new way!

Shipwreck Trail - An Adventure To Dive For….
Mary Tagliareni, Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary
Come learn why there are so many shipwrecks in the Florida Keys and some interesting stories. There will also be a Maritime Heritage Management activity for students.

Tybee Island Marine Science Center
The Tybee Island Marine Science Center promotes appreciation, conservation, and understanding of the marine ecosystem of coastal Georgia through education and service. Take a guided tour of the facility to learn more about island barrier ecology, charming octopus, feisty blue crabs, fascinating fish, and turtles from the salt marsh and the sea.

 

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