Cape Cod Region 

One-Week Institute for Middle and High School Educators

Go Under the Sea with STEM: Investigating Marine Life From Open Ocean to Coastal Shores

During this hands-on, minds-on, inquiry-based professional development institute, educators:

  • Discovered how technology and engineering have advanced the study of marine animal science as they explored the natural history of many diverse, fascinating, and often mysterious animals of the marine environment.

  • Engaged with scientists in the field and discover new tools, methods and techniques used to make marine biology and technology more accessible to their students.

  • Dove into inquiry-based learning with the deep ocean frontier as their backdrop.

  • Followed the journey of white sharks as they traverse Cape Cod waters using current monitoring technology.

  • Met at the interface of laboratory science and field research to investigate influenza in the wild seal population.

  • Identified the tools and techniques used to monitor marine biodiversity and wildlife populations shifts in local habitats that are the result of climate change.

  • Learned about the important roles marine fauna play in Massachusetts’ marine ecosystems.

  • Explored local salt marshes, estuaries and rocky shores to gain an up-close perspective of the habitats of organisms.

Partners & Collaborators: 
National Marine Life Center; Lloyd Center for the Environment; Atlantic White Shark Conservancy; Tufts University; Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution; Massachusetts Maritime Academy

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National Marine Life Center

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Lloyd Center for the Environment

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Atlantic White Shark Conservancy

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Tufts University


Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

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Massachusetts Maritime Academy