Supporting Education

The Shark Research & Conservation Program teamed up with the Deering Estate to develop an interactive, educational, and exciting middle school curriculum. The Marine Conservation Science & Policy Curriculum (MCS&P) provides practical, hands-on marine science education and self-initiated research project opportunities for students in marine science. The curriculum is written as an introduction to the subjects at an 8th grade level. However, each unit can be adapted to other grade levels from 4th grade to high school.

The MCS&P Curriculum will expose students and teachers from across the globe to the importance of oceans in their daily lives. Students will learn about threats facing our oceans and coasts, and explore conservation solutions. The 5–10 week modules include in-depth materials related to Coastal and Ocean Habitats, Ichthyology, Ocean Connections, Marine Issues, and The Scientific Method. View each module below by clicking on the title.