Educator Resource – Humboldt Squids

Squids4Kids supplies frozen specimens of Humboldt squid for use in educational activities at any level. The package includes illustrated background material and dissection guides. There is no charge, but an application and commitment to a follow-up survey are required, as is responsibility for shipping costs.The program is a collaboration between researchers at Hopkins Marine Station of Stanford University and NOAA National Marine Fisheries Service in Santa Cruz, CA; all squid are collected in conjunction with ongoing research or by sport fishermen who donate their excess catch.  Visit the website for more information, including more information about this species.  And if you’d like to sample before you order, consider attending BOAT CAMP’s workshop on 2/27/10.

Workshop – Humboldt Squid Dissection, MA

On February 27, 2010 BOAT CAMP in Newburyport MA will present a one-day workshop on the amazing biology and ecology of Humboldt Squid, including a dissection.  Training includes practical ways to bring the sea into the classroom and other venues (non-educators welcome!). The workshop is part of BOAT CAMP’s Marine Science Saturday series; cost is $10 and advance registration is requested. For more information email

Online Resource – Video Science Glossary

The Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory has launched a Video Glossary.  The site provides one- to two-minute video clips featuring a Berkeley Lab scientist or engineer as they explain terms related to their research for lay audiences.  Topics include:  weather and climate, carbon cycle, climate change, genomics, nanotechnology – more than 50 in a growing list of terms anyone may encounter and want to understand better.  Use a link on the site to send your suggestions for additional terms to include – more are added every week.