Voices of the Bay curriculum uses engaging, hands-on activities to provide a deeper understanding of the marine ecology, economics, and culture that surrounds fisheries while meeting a range of science, math, social science, and communications educational standards. The modules provide an excellent multi-disciplinary compliment to a school's regular curricula and instruction.
Each of the three instructional modules may be implemented as stand-alone activities or sequenced as a more comprehensive course of study.
**We strongly encourage teachers to participate in our professional development workshops before implementing the curriculum. If you are interested, please contact us or visit the Teacher Trainings page to learn of the next workshop.**
(Photo: California Wetfish
Balance in the Bay
Students take part in a simulated fishery, make regulation decisions, and face natural and man-made challenges the fishery and the squid population (Science).
(Photo: Sabrina Beyer)
From Ocean to Table
Students have the opportunity to get an "insider's" view of the complex factors that determine the viability of a commercial fishery (Social Studies / Economics).
(Photo: Larry Collins)
Capturing the Voices of the Bay
Students research, plan, and conduct interviews with members of the fishing community to explore the historic, economic, environmental, and cultural dimensions of their community (English).
We are trying to augment our knowledge of who is using the curriculum and what additional services you would be interested in. If you would like to help, please complete the 8 question questionnaire. This will only take 5 minutes of your time and you will be directed back to the Voices of the Bay website at the end.
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