MARINe Education  

MARINe intends that the data collected at rocky shores by MARINe biologists is used by educators, decision makers, and scientists to understand and conserve rocky intertidal communities.  To this end, we publish results in a variety of forums. Feel free to contact members of MARINe for additional information.

Tidepool Math - linking scientific method concepts to tidepools.

Tidepool Math is designed to help students understand scientific method through the fun study of tidepools. At the K-8 level, students use a plot of a mussel bed to better understand the scientific applications of counting and estimating. They also learn that their environment is constantly changing and learn ways to “sample” and “monitor” change. At the high school level, students learn the concepts behind designing a field sampling program and learn the differences between random, systematic and targeted sampling approaches. They are also introduced to simple statistical tools used to analyze environmental data.

K-8 and High School Curriculum

Tidepool Rules:
Public Service Announcement

(Turn up your volume)

LiMPETS – Long-term Monitoring Program and Experimental Training for Students. LiMPETS is an environmental monitoring and education program for students, educators, and volunteer groups throughout California. Students and teachers collect rocky intertidal and sandy beach data as part of the LiMPETS network and compare their results. LiMPETS is sponsored by the NOAA Marine Sanctuary Program.

Monitoring Rocky Shores - describes monitoring strategies and pros/cons for their use.

University of California Textbook by Dr. Steve Murray, California State University Fullerton, Dr. Richard Ambrose, UCLA, and Dr. Megan Dethier, University of Washington.
Plan a Field Trip Plan a Field Trip to see the tidepools at Cabrillo National Monument! Rangers and volunteers will make your experience very enjoyable while improving your understanding of the fragility of the tidepools.

Learn about the species.

California Public Television Broadcast

Huell Howser's California Gold

Tidepools highlights MARINe scientists sampling at Cabrillo National Monument in San Diego, California. Check each month to see when it will be shown or order a copy of the DVD.