Enrichment Programs for Teachers Conducted at Marine Laboratories


Marine laboratories in the U.S.belong to three associations: the Northeastern  Association of Marine and Great Lakes Laboratories (42 labs), the Southern Association of Marine Laboratories (59), and the Western Association of  Marine Laboratories (31). They exist principally to carry out research.   Most are concerned with various aspects of oceanography, with marine life  or marine resources, more specifically fisheries and/or aquaculture.   Some marine laboratories focus their attention on wetlands and ecological  or environmental concerns.  A few deal specifically with marine microbiology,  e.g. phytoplankton and the like, microbially mediated diseases of  fish or shellfish, or with remediation of such things as oil spills.


 All of these laboratories manifest an interest in public education;  this is limited in general to lectures, tours, educational displays, and  a few hands-on activities for children providing at best a brief and superficial  exposure to scientific concepts.  The minority that have organized  scientific educational programs, i.e. undergraduate or graduate  level courses, welcome future teachers or in-service teachers, usually  with provision of educational credit towards a Master of Science in Education  degree.  Also, in some cases, teachers are encouraged to spend the  summer participating in one of the ongoing research projects.  Formal programs to train teachers are few and no more than a handful focus on  some aspect of microbiology.

Academy of Natural Sciences, Estuarine Research Center
(workshops, tours, and field trips for teachers and students at all  grade levels, also community groups)
Richard W. Osman
10545 Mackall Road, St. Leonard, MD 20685
Tel: 401-586-9700; Fax: 410-586-9705

Bermuda Biological Station for Research
(hands-on scientific exposure and professional development for students  and teachers of Bermuda schools; variety of other enrichment programs)
Contact: Helle Paterson
17, Biological Lane, Ferry Reach, St. George's GEO, Bermuda
Tel: 441-297-1880x241; Fax: 441-297-1919

Bigelow Ocean Sciences
(multiple programs directed to state, regional, and even national K-12  schools: Gaia Crossroads Project, internships for high school students,  the Great Explorations Program, and annual National Ocean Sciences Bowl)
Dr. Louis (Sandy) Sage
P.O. Box 475, McKown Point, Boothbay Harbor, ME 04575
207-633-9600; Fax: 207-966-9641

Center for Coastal Studies, Texas A & M University - Corpus Christi
(hands-on wetland training for teachers, providing classroom activities  and curriculum materials)
D. John W. Tunnell, Jr.
6300 Ocean Drive, Corpus Christi, TX 78412
Tel: 512-994-2736; Fax: 512-994-2770

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, DNA Learning Center
(see: Additional Enrichment Programs for Schoolteachers)

Dauphin Island Sea Laboratory, Marine Environmental Science Consortium
(Discovery Hall; teacher traning/enhamcement programs; educational  programs for K-12 students and teachers; summer courses in marine science  for high school students)
Dr. George Crozier
P.O. Box 369-370, 101 Bienville Blvd, Dauphin Island, AL 36528
Tel: 334-861-2141; Fax: 334-861-7506

Florida Institute of Oceanography
(one-week summer workshops for K-12 teachers)
Dr. John C. Ogden
830 First Street, South, St. Petersburg, FL 33701
Tel: 727-553-1100; Fax 727-553-1109

Great Lakes Center , SUNY Buffalo
(opportunity for teachers to participate in laboratory work throughout  the year)
Dr. Stehen B. Brandt
1300 Elmwood Ave, Buffalo, NY 14222
Tel: 716-878-4329; Fax: 716-878-4009

Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory, NOAA
(presentations at schools, mentoring of students, science fairs; partnering with U. Michigan programs for training teachers)
Information: Michael A. Quigley, NOAAGLERL
2205 Commonwealth Blvd, Ann Arbor, MI 48105-2945
Tel: 313-741-2244/2149; Fax: 313-741-2003/2055
director@glerl.noaa.gov    quigley@glerl.noaa.gov

Hatfield Marine Science Centor, Oregon State University
(summer workshops and programs for public secondary school teachers  and teachers in community colleges, also programs leading to degree of MS in Science Education)(microbiology  well represented)
Dr. Lavern J. Weber
2030 South Marine Science Drive, Newport, OR 97365-5296
Tel: 541-867--211; Fax: 541-867-0138

John G. Shedd Aquarium
(teacher workshops, inservice teacher resources, class visits, field  trips)
Contact: Dr. Ted Beattie
1200 South Lake Shore Drive, Chicago IL 60608
Tel: 312-986-2270; Fax: 312-939-8734

Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium (LUMCON)
(teacher training workshops; organized field trips for preK-12 students)(no  microbiology)
Dr. Michael Dagg
8124 Highway 56, Chauvin, LA 70344
Tel: 504-851-2803; Fax: 514-851-2874

Marine Biological Laboratory
(see: Additional Enrichment Programs for Schoolteachers)

Oregon Institute of Marine Biology, University of Oregon
(wide variety of courses; major committment to microbiology)
Dr. Linda Shapiro
P.O. Box 5389, Charleston, OR 97420
Tel: 541-888-2581x236; Fax: 641-888-3250

Paul S. Sarbanes Cooperative, Oxford Lab
(conferences for public and private K-12 teachers throughout the year:  training in content, project ideas, resources, and funding advice)
(emphasis on microbial  diseases of shellfish)
Dr. Stephen J. Jordan
904 Morris Street, Oxford, MD 21654
Tel: 410-226-0078; Fax: 410-226-0120

Romberg Tiburon Center for Environmental Studies, San Francisco State  University (summer courses for students at all levels)(emphasis on coastal ecology)
Brita Larsson
P.O. Box 855, Tiburon, CA 94920-0855
Tel: 415-338-3540; Fax: 415-435-7120

Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, U. of Miami
(one-week summer institute for AP science teachers in environmental  science and biology; K-12 and community environmental education programs)
Dr. Frank J. Millero
4600 Rickenbacker Causeway, Miami, FL 33149-1098
Tel: 305-361-4000; Fax: 305-361-4711

Rutgers University Marine Field Station, Institute for Marine and Coastal  Sciences Project Tomorrow (K-12 teacher resources) and Jacques Cousteau Coastal  Learning Center
(teacher training institutes and hands-on instruction via workshops,  seminars, etc)
Dr. Kenneth Able
800 Great Bay Blvd, Tuckerton, NJ 08087
Tel: 609-296-5260

Scripps Institute of Oceanography, U. California - San Diego
(continued training programs for teachers; extensive programs and activities  for preK-12 students)
Dr. Mary Altala
9500 Gilman Drive, La Jolla, CA 92093
Tel: 619-534-2826: Fax: 619-453-0167

Virginia Institute of Marine Science, College of William & Mary
(hands-on laboratory course in marine sciences for secondary AP science  teachers)
Dr. John Milliman
P.O. Box 1346, Gloucester Point, VA 23062-1346
Tel: 804-684-7105; Fax: 804-684-7097

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
("Turnstone" ocean science kits for grades 4-8; comprehensive information  about internet resources for science teachers; participates in local (public  and private)
schools and science fairs; provides day-by-day contact with WHOI   vessels:
ATLANTIS and the deep submersible ALVIN)
Tel: 508-548-1400; Fax: 508-547-2034

Additional information on marine laboratories and their programs can  be obtained through:

Dr. Alan M. Kuzirian (MBL), Secretary-Treasurer
National Association of Marine Laboratories
Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole, MA 02543