Ocean Facts Website

NOAA’s National Ocean Service offers an ever-growing Ocean Facts Website.  The questions range from basic (What is an estuary?) to the more unusual (What does peanut butter have to do with the ocean?). Visit Ocean Facts

Harmful Algae Digital Library

The Harmful Algae Digital Library from the National Sea Grant Library contains a collection of downloadable Sea Grant documents arranged by subject area: red tide/PSP, brown tide, ciguatera, killer algae, and Pfiesteria.

Giant Squid Curriculum Module

The Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of Natural History, Mississippi State University, and partners offer this on-line Giant Squid Curriculum Module.  Lessons in the module are related to information in the web pages of the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of Natural History.

Why Do We Explore – Online Workshop

Join the College of Exploration and NOAA’s Ocean Explorer for the free online teacher workshop, Why Do We Explore, October 5-16, 2009.  This is the second workshop in a series of teacher professional development opportunities focused around NOAA’s new ship, the Okeanos Explorer.  Scientific keynote presenters and education facilitators will work with participants to delve into the benefits of ocean exploration targeting climate change, energy, human health and ocean health.  Interact with scientists, converse and share classroom applications with other educators, and find a wealth of multimedia resources.  The workshop will introduce the first in a series of Leader’s Guides for Classroom Explorers Why Do We Explore? with associated exploration lessons and hands-on activities.  The workshop will be available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Join the workshop

EETAP Fall Courses – Online

The University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point and the Environmental Education and Training Partnership (EETAP) offer the following online  courses this fall:

Fundamentals of Environmental Education, September 8-November 25, 2009

Making EE Relevant for Culturally Diverse Audiences, September 8-November 13, 2009.

Applied Environmental Education Program Evaluation, September 7-December 4, 2009

Leadership Development in Natural Resources: Strategic Planning and Implementation, September 22–November 21, 2009

Check the website for availability and registration deadlines.

Scientific Visualization Studio

NASA’s Scientific Visualization Studio facilitates scientific inquiry and outreach within NASA programs through visualization.  The studio works with scientists in the creation of visualization products, systems, and processes in order to promote a greater understanding of Earth and Space Science.  Animations include hurricane upwelling, island underwater flybys, beach erosion, and much more.