Supporting the Educational Experience

The Shark Research & Conservation Program has teamed up with the Deering Estate to support a new interactive, educational and exciting middle school curriculum for you and your students! The Marine Conservation Science & Policy Curriculum (MCS&P) provides practical, hands-on marine science education and self-initiated research project opportunities for students in the marine science field. 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 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 the threats facing our waters and adjacent coasts, and explore the solutions for conservation. Fostering excitement, scientific understanding and stewardship of our native habitats, coastlines and bay resources, the MCS&P Curriculum educates our community (particularly youth) about preserving our biodiversity through environmental stewardship, environmental sustainability, and overall resource management. The 5–10 week modules include an in-depth study in Coastal and Ocean Habitats, Ichthyology, Ocean Connections, Marine Issues, and The Scientific Method. View each module below by clicking on the title.

Dive into Coastal and Ocean Habitats now below. More modules to be added soon!