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Marine Education Resources for South Carolina K-12 Educators

Coastal Heritage Curriculum Connection

Curriculum guides for state science standards written to accompany each issue of Coastal Heritage, a quarterly publication of the S.C. Sea Grant Consortium.

The Educator’s Guide to Marine Debris

This publication is designed for educators in both formal and informal settings.

The guide includes information about marine debris, lessons useful for middle-school levels, and regional and national marine debris resource listings.

Enviroscape© Loaner Program

Description: The S.C. Sea Grant Consortium offers K-12 and nonformal educators use of their Wetlands Enviroscape Model that demonstrates how watersheds can be impacted by development, pollution, and other natural and human-made impacts. The Enviroscape shows how natural buffers (native vegetation, riparian buffers, salt marshes) not only mitigate the impact of pollution but also can help with flooding concerns.

Grade Levels: K-12

Cost: No cost

How to Request: If interested in requesting the Enviroscape for your classroom, please contact Kristen Goehring, Marine Education Assistant at

Online Resources

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 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 designed and maintained by South Carolina Education Television, 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.

NASA STEM Engagement
This site contains tools for students and the public to contribute to National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s work in exploration and discovery through STEM (science-technology-engineering-math) lessons and resources.

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 the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

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

What If Scientific – Leave Only Bubbles
Leave Only Bubbles is a one-stop shop for marine science curricula for all ages and topics. Search videos, posters, books, models, activities, or equipment for use in your science class.

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. Sound in the Sea introduces teachers and students to the science and uses of Sound in the Sea.

Project Oceanica
The College of Charleston’s Project Oceanica integrates education with science exploration. The site contains aerial photos, seafloor mapping information, COASTeam curricula, and other useful resources.