S.C. Sea Grant Education Program
More than half of the current workforce in marine-related fields will soon be eligible for retirement. There is a high demand for trained marine science professionals as well as a workforce skilled in STEM (science-technology-engineering-math) disciplines.
The S.C. Sea Grant Consortium provides K-12 educator training, resources, and education programs, as well as undergraduate and graduate support to further science education at all student levels.
Carolina Forest High School students visit the salt marsh at Huntington Beach State Park as part of the From Seeds to Shoreline program. Photo by the S.C. Sea Grant Consortium.
K-12 Formal and Non-Formal Educators
Marine science and STEM education for K-12 students is one of the S.C. Sea Grant Consortium’s priority areas. Our focus is helping teachers incorporate ocean science and coastal ecology into their lessons, and providing experiential learning opportunities for students.