Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary works collaboratively
with a variety of regional and national partners to develop
educational activities for teachers and students.
Click on the links below to find out more about these different
at the Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary
is the multicultural education program for the Channel Islands
National Marine Sanctuary (CINMS) and it stands for Multicultural
Education for Resource Issues Threatening Oceans. MERITO
(which means ‘merit’ in Spanish), began implementation
at CINMS in 2006 by delivering bilingual ocean conservation
related products and services to students, teachers, adults,
and families living near the Santa Barbara Channel region.
MERITO targets mainly Hispanics, a group that represents
over one third of the Santa Barbara and Ventura Counties’
population (according to the 2000 US Census Bureau). The
2008-2009 MERITO Academy Educators Workshop
will be held Fri. & Sat. September 26 & 27, 2008
with a follow up WKS on Feb. 7, 2008. Click
here for more info.
Explorers will engage southern California teachers and their
students in the marine science laboratory that is right
at their doorstep—Channel Islands National Marine
Sanctuary and the southern California coast and will introduce
them to professional visualization tools—geographic
information systems (GIS) and image processing and analysis
(IPA)—that can be used to study the anthropology,
biology, chemistry, ecology, economy, meteorology, physiography,
and sociology of southern California’s coastal waters
and the Pacific Ocean. Using these tools, teachers will
be able to involve their students in original research on
issues of interest to their home communities: stormwater
pollution, migrations of whales and other ocean life, balancing
commercial uses of coastal waters with preservation of key
features that make those waters special; and countless other
topics. With assistance from the Ocean Explorers project,
teachers will create inquiry-based activities for their
students that will help their school achieve federal, state,
and local standards.
For more information, please visit the Ocean Explorers web
site at www.exploreoceans.org
XIV plus Workshops
the 2002-03 school year, the JASON Project explored the terrestrial
and marine ecosystems that extend from California's coast
to the Channel Islands Marine Sanctuary to learn how such
systems affect life on our planet.
an Ocean Sanctuary pdf format
partnered with the Center for Image Processing in Education
(CIPE) and National Geographic Societys Sustainable
Seas Expeditions to help teachers bring Geographic Information
Systems (GIS) into their classrooms.
a live television program designed for middle school science
students. Each week during the school year, you can learn
about a variety of ocean science topics right in your classroom.
Monitoring Program and Experiential
Training for Students) Program
Monitoring Program and Experiential Training for Students
(LiMPETS) is a collaborative effort among the 5 west coast
National Marine Sanctuaries: Olympic Coast in Washington,
Cordell Bank, Gulf of the Farallones and Monterey Bay along
the northern central California coast and Channel Islands
in southern California.
To find out more click
MSI Oceans to Classrooms
Sanctuary education staff is working collaboratively with
researchers and educators from the University of California,
Santa Barbara Marine Science Institute and area teachers on
developing kits and lesson materials for bringing ocean sciences
into the classrooms.
on Wheels Program
curriculum, linked to state and local science standards, provides
important outreach to the farthest corners of Santa Barbara
county, spreading the message of appreciation and stewardship
of the Sanctuarys precious marine resources.
Reserves Digital Lab
out this interactive Marine Reserves simulation. Choose to
be a commercial fisherman or a different stakeholder and decide
where to put these "no-take" areas around Anacapa
Island. Can you reach consensus?
Geographic Societys Sustainable Seas Expeditions
Seas Expeditions was a joint project of the National Geographic
Society and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
to explore, conduct research and develop public education
programs about the National Marine Sanctuaries.