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A healthy coral reef ecosystem supports a vast abundance of life, including these bright orange anthias.

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Ecosistemas Marinos
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Ecosistemas Marinos

Ilustraciones de ecosistemas marinos.

  • Best for: Grades 1-12 (ages 6-18)
  • Concepts: illustrations, marine ecosystems, ocean, spanish resources
Ocean Explorers
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Ocean Explorers

Dive in with some of the best and brightest of National Geographic! Join deep-sea submersible pilot ERIKA BERGMAN and world-renowned oceanographer and National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence DR. SYLVIA EARLE to explore ocean depths. Students will learn how ocean scientists and explorers discover n...

  • Best for: All
  • Concepts: biodiversity, deep sea, ecology, education, engineering, erika bergman, marine ecosystems, mission blue, national oceanic and atmospheric administration (noaa), ocean, oceanographers, oceans, science, seas, seas, stem, stem education, student matinees, students, submarines, sylvia earle, underwater, women
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Engineering for the Wild
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Engineering for the Wild

A rocket scientist and engineering activist, SHAH SELBE has swum with sharks in the Pacific and been charged by elephants in Botswana. These experiences deepened his love for nature and led him to invent cutting-edge conservation drones and sensors that are saving the environment—on land ...

  • Best for: All
  • Concepts: africa, botswana, conservation, data, drones, elephant, emerging explorers, engineering, environment, family, fishing, kids, marine ecosystems, nature, ocean, okavango river, poaching, pollution, renewable energy, science, shah selbe, stem, stem education, student matinees, students, technology
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Engineering for the Planet
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Engineering for the Planet

Rocket scientist and engineering activist SHAH SELBE has been charged by elephants in Botswana and swum with sharks in the Pacific. Experiences like these only deepened his love for nature and led him to invent cutting-edge surveillance drones and sensors that are saving the environment—on lan...

  • Best for: All
  • Concepts: africa, botswana, conservation, data, drones, elephant, emerging explorers, engineering, environment, fishing, marine ecosystems, nature, ocean, okavango river, poaching, pollution, renewable energy, shah selbe, technology
Coral Champion
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Coral Champion

Growing up with the beach as a backyard, marine ecologist and photographer CLARE FIESELER witnessed firsthand the devastating effects of pollution on the beaches of the Jersey Shore. The subsequent environmental success of local ocean conservation efforts inspired her to take on today’s toughe...

  • Best for: All
  • Concepts: clare fieseler, conservation, coral, coral, coral conservation, ecology, education, environment, exploration, family, jersey shore, kids, marine ecology, marine ecosystems, new jersey, ocean, oceans, pollution, science, seas, seas, stem, stem careers, student matinees, students, technology, underwater, women, young explorers
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School-Based Environmental Service Learning
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School-Based Environmental Service Learning

Find ways to engage students in environmental service learning projects in the classroom or on school grounds.

  • Best for: Grades 4+ (ages 9+)
  • Concepts: art projects, climate change impacts, cooking, creativity, decision-making, disaster preparedness, drought, environmental issue, environmental stewardship, food bank, forces of nature, freshwater, fundraising, gardening, green schools, groundwater, growing food, human activity, human threats, human water use, innovation, litter, makerspace, marine ecosystems, natural disaster, ocean, overfishing, pollution, recipes, recyclables , recycling, reuse, saftey, school recycling, service learning, soil, stakeholders, technology, water conservation
Arctic
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Arctic

The Arctic is the northernmost region of the Earth

  • Best for: Grades 7+ (ages 12+)
  • Concepts: arctic, arctic circle, climate change, ecosystems, exploration, indigenous peoples, natural resources, north pole, sea ice, shipping, trade
Brian Skerry | Ocean Wild
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Brian Skerry | Ocean Wild

Use this collection of resources to engage students before and after a National Geographic student matinee.

  • Best for: Grades 3-5 (ages 8-11)
  • Concepts: animals, biology, brian skerry, character education, conservation, geography, marine ecosystems, ng live, ocean, role models, student matinees
2011 The Great Barrier Reef
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2011 The Great Barrier Reef

Zoom in and explore Australia's Great Barrier Reef.

  • Best for: Grades 2-12 (ages 7-18)
  • Concepts: australia, coral sea, great barrier reef, marine ecosystems, oceania, pacific ocean
Marine Ecology, Human Impacts, & Conservation
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Marine Ecology, Human Impacts, & Conservation

This project-based learning experience culminates with students using their new knowledge about marine ecology and human impacts on the ocean to create and propose a management plan for a Marine Protected Area.

  • Best for: Grades 9-12 (ages 14-18)
  • Concepts: biodiversity, conservation, human-environment interaction, marine ecosystems, marine protected areas (mpas), one ocean
Imaginary Food Web Example 2
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Imaginary Food Web Example 2

Photo: Imaginary Food Web Example 2

  • Best for: Grades 3+ (ages 8+)
  • Concepts: food webs, intertidal zones, marine ecosystems, model student work
Marine Protected Areas Exploration
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Marine Protected Areas Exploration

Students explore Marine Protected Areas on an interactive map and compare and contrast three case studies. They learn how the MPA classification system works in the United States, apply that system to example scenarios, and create case studies of their own.

  • Best for: Grades 9-12 (ages 14-18)
Ecosystem Imbalance in the World
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Ecosystem Imbalance in the World

Students build on their knowledge of individual impacts on the ocean to see how the whole system can react to threats and changes. They examine ways in which human actions throw marine ecosystems out of balance, explore the concept of how impacts can build, and review their understandings of ecosyst...

  • Best for: Grades 9-12 (ages 14-18)
Marine Critical Issues: Case Studies
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Marine Critical Issues: Case Studies

Students use case studies to examine human impacts on marine ecosystems. They evaluate case studies in terms of an area's history, geography, habitats, species, stakeholders, human uses and impacts, and management goals.

  • Best for: Grades 9-12 (ages 14-18)
  • Concepts: case studies, human threats, marine ecosystems, stakeholders
Human Impacts on Marine Species
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Human Impacts on Marine Species

Students learn about three examples of human impacts on marine life: migration patterns and shipping, algal blooms and water chemistry, and marine debris. Some of these impacts are due to human activity in the ocean, and some impacts on the ocean are due to human activity on land....

  • Best for: Grades 9-12 (ages 14-18)
Human Impacts on the World Ocean
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Human Impacts on the World Ocean

Students are introduced to the idea that humans have enormous impacts on marine ecosystems and resources, and explore the stakeholders involved.

  • Best for: Grades 9-12 (ages 14-18)
Symbiotic Relationships in Marine Ecosystems
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Symbiotic Relationships in Marine Ecosystems

Students analyze videos to make observations about species, populations, and communities of organisms and discuss their symbiotic relationships. Then they create a hypothetical marine ecosystem and describe the adaptive, trophic, and symbiotic relationships between the biotic and abiotic components ...

  • Best for: Grades 9-12 (ages 14-18)
Marine Ecosystems and Biodiversity
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Marine Ecosystems and Biodiversity

Students explore major marine ecosystems by locating them on maps. Students use marine examples to learn about energy transfer through food chains and food webs. They discuss how food webs can illustrate the health and resilience of an ecosystem.

  • Best for: Grades 9-12 (ages 14-18)
Giant Tube Worms
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Giant Tube Worms

Photo: A colony of tube worms

  • Concepts: galapagos rift, hydrothermal vents, marine ecosystems, pacific ocean, tube worms
The Gulf of Mexico: Layers of Life
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The Gulf of Mexico: Layers of Life

This illustration, from the September 2010 issue of National Geographic magazine, depicts coastal and marine ecosystems in the Gulf of Mexico and addresses damage to ecosystems and dangers to organisms from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill.  This illustration is one side of a double-sided suppl...

  • Best for: Grades 4-12 (ages 9-18)
  • Concepts: ecosystems, marine ecosystems, ocean
Participatory Mapping in the Caribbean
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Participatory Mapping in the Caribbean

Explore the Caribbean’s Grenadine island chain through the work of cartographer and participatory mapping advocate Alison DeGraff.

  • Best for: Grades 4+ (ages 9+)
  • Concepts: caribbean, geostories, grenada, heritage, islands, marine ecosystems, participatory mapping, st. vincent and the grenadines
One Species at a Time: Sea Butterfly
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One Species at a Time: Sea Butterfly

An Encyclopedia of Life podcasts on pteropod "sea butterflies."

  • Best for: Grades 1+ (ages 6+)
  • Concepts: arctic, food webs, marine ecosystems, marine life, ocean, podcasts, pteropods, sea butterflies
Eat an Alien Invader
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Eat an Alien Invader

Defend your coastline from invasive species with Mission:Explore Food—Sustainable Seafood

  • Best for: Grades 1+ (ages 6+)
  • Concepts: crabs, invasive species, marine ecosystems, ocean, sustainable seafood
Coral Reef Food Web
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Coral Reef Food Web

Illustration Gallery. Investigate the tropic levels of a coral reef food web.

  • Best for: Grades 3+ (ages 8+)
  • Concepts: biology, consumer, coral reef, ecology, food web, marine ecosystems, ocean, producer, trophic levels
National Geographic Magazine: Layers of Life
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National Geographic Magazine: Layers of Life

An illustration supplement from the September 2010 issue of National Geographic magazine depicting coastal and marine ecosystems in the Gulf of Mexico. The illustration addresses damage to ecosystems and dangers to organisms from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

  • Best for: Grades 3-11 (ages 8-17)
  • Concepts: ecosystems, gulf of mexico, mangroves, marine ecosystems, marshes, national geographic magazine, oil spills