Resources For Teachers and Students

Local and Regional Opportunities for Environmental Education

  •  The Whale Museum offers guided tours, exhibits and educational programs on whales of Puget Sound.

  • Visit British and American Camps, historical strongholds during the locally famous Pig War, a boundary dispute between Great Britain and the US during the 19th Century. These beautiful National Historical Parks are maintained by the National Park Service.
  • Try the San Juan Historical Museum. Phone: (360) 378-3949


Marine Education Programs in Puget Sound for Schools and Youth Groups

  • For hands-on, in depth marine science programs, contact the Port Townsend Marine Science Center. With housing options at Fort Worden Conference Center, you can arrange extended programs for K-12 school and youth groups.
  • There are many excellent on-the-water programs for school groups in Puget Sound. An outstanding program for middle school students that introduces both seamanship and scientific investigation is Salish Sea Expeditions.
  • Sound Experience offers marine biology and sail training experience aboard the historic schooner, Adventuress.

 Adverturess Schooner

Marine Science Curricula

  • For the award-winning K-12 marine science curriculum FOR SEA, several other excellent marine science curricula and information about teacher training, visit the website FOR SEA Institute of Marine Science
For Sea Curriculum

  • You'll find marine science lesson plans along with other useful science teaching ideas at the website Sites for Teachers


Other Marine Science Websites to Explore

  • At the Bridge Ocean Science Teacher Resource Center you'll find a remarkable collection of links to resources on all aspects of the ocean sciences, direct links to researchers, as well as educational and career developmental opportunities students and teachers in the marine sciences.
Snail Embryo

Whale wave


A word about links: There are a great many excellent resources on the web for teaching, learning, and becoming involved with the marine sciences. We have tried to provide you with few outstanding links, but other good ones may have missed our attention. Let us know if you found these helpful, or can suggest others which should also be included on this list.