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The South Carolina Marine Educators Association (SCMEA)
SCMEA is an enthusiastic, dynamic, and dedicated team of educators, naturalists, and scientists who recognize the importance of marine and aquatic education and the vital role it plays in increasing public awareness and understanding of marine and aquatic environments.

The National Marine Educators Association (NMEA) –
NMEA brings together those interested in the study and enjoyment of the world of water--both fresh and salt. NMEA provides a valuable focus for marine and aquatic studies world-wide.


Sea Science –
Sea Science is an information/education series from the Marine Resources Division of the SC Department of Natural Resources.

NOAA's Coral Reef Information System –
NOAA's Coral Reef Information System (CoRIS) is designed to be a single point of access to NOAA coral reef information and data products, especially those derived from NOAA's Coral Reef Initiative Program.

Extreme 2003 To the Depths of Discovery  –
A continuation of the Extreme 2000 Mission described below.

Extreme 2000 Voyage to the Deep  –
A major goal of the Extreme 2000 deep-sea expedition is to search for new organisms that live in the chemical-rich, super-hot water erupting from hydrothermal vents.

Environmental Education Center –
This website contains a collection of fact sheets, brochures, and web pages that you can use to explain environmental issues. These resources offer basic and clear information to assist you in teaching your students about the environment. The site also contains curricula and activities on a variety of environmental topics. Explore these links and find creative ways to teach your students about the environment.

Northeast Sea Grant –
Northeast Sea Grant, a coastal science, education and outreach network, hosts this site. There is a section of Questions and Answers and even a link to ask a scientist your own question!

Marine Protected Areas –
Visit this site to learn more about Marine Protected Areas in the United States; as well as other sites reserved by federal, state, territorial, tribal or local laws and regulations that provide lasting protection for natural and cultural resources.

Manatees in South Carolina  –
This is the "Manatees in South Carolina" website. This site has manatee information, data on mantee sitings in South Carolina, and a form to report a sighting!


The Bridge –
The Bridge is a clearinghouse of marine science information for teachers and educators. It is hosted by VIMS/Sea Grant and co-managed by NMEA.

The National Ocean Sciences Bowl –
The Consortium for Oceanographic Research and Education (CORE), which represents 66 oceanographic institutions universities and aquaria, manages a national competition for high schools on topics related to the study of the oceans -- the National Ocean Sciences Bowl.

SC State Dept. of Ed. Science Curriculum standards
State Dept. of Ed. Science Curriculum standards. This links you directly to the curriculum standards page on the SC Department of Education website.

Phytoplankton Monitoring Network (SEPMN)
The Phytoplankton Monitoring Network (SEPMN) began in January 2001 with the hope of beginning a surveillance program to understand what is located in our waters. This program will require the assistance of volunteer monitoring groups, particularly high school marine biology classes, to perform sampling in their areas. Groups will be instructed on algae identification and will help researchers find problem areas to isolate for further study.

The JASON Project –
The JASON Foundation for Education is dedicated to inspiring in students a lifelong passion to pursue learning in science, math, and technology through exploration and discovery.

Knowitall Web Portal –, a portal Web site designed and maintained by South Carolina ETV, allows access to a wealth of educational content developed for classroom use by teachers and students. It also contains links to educational information, events, associations, and organizations for South Carolina educators.

Ocean Surface Topography –
This website contains “a veritable ocean of educational resources on weather, climate, and oceanic science for learners of all ages and backgrounds.”

National Estuaries Day –
This is the official Web site for National Estuaries Day. Join classrooms from around the planet and learn about our nation’s estuaries on Estuary Live!, an interactive Web broadcast in celebration of National Estuaries Day. Estuary Live! - October 3-4, 2002; National Estuaries Day October 5, 2002.

NOAA Education Resources –
This site has been designed to help students, teachers, librarians and the general public access the many educational activities, publications, and booklets that have been produced by NOAA.

MarineLab's Leave Only Bubbles –
MarineLab's Leave Only Bubbles is your one-stop shop for marine science curriculum for all ages and topics! Looking for videos, posters, books, models, activities, or equipment for use in your science class? We've done most of the searching for you!

SeaWeb's Guide for Educators –
Amid the sounds of waves washing on shore and seagulls crying, listeners of National Public Radio,Voice of America, and other stations could hear short segments about the sea as part of The Ocean Report. These shorts covered everything from incredible sea creatures to ocean conservation. Each report was a timely, fact-packed mini-lesson-perfect for incorporating into any curriculum. Now, KIDSNET and SeaWeb have compiled many of these shorts along with background information and hands-on activities designed to help students in grades 4-8 discover how important the ocean is in all our lives.

Sound In the Sea –
Light travels only a few hundred meters into the ocean before it is absorbed. Sound can travel long distances and with great speed underwater. Oceanographers, submariners, whales, dolphins, seals, in short, all working or living in the ocean rely on sound to sense their surrounds, to communicate, and to navigate. This web site will introduce you to the science and uses of Sound in the Sea.


Project Oceanica –
Project Oceanica’s goal is the integration of education with science exploration. Its mission is to collaborate with exploration endeavors related to SouthEast Coast and Ocean Margin Program (SEaCOM).

NOAA's Ocean Explorer –
This Web site chronicles the adventures of NOAA's at-sea science and education teams.

The South Carolina Aquarium –
The South Carolina Aquarium is a self-supporting educational institution dedicated to excellence in its display and interpretation of the aquatic environments of South Carolina.

Coastal Discovery Museum –
Hands-on exploring of the history, wildlife and heritage of Coastal Carolina; located on Hilton Head Island, SC.

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