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EXPLORE NORTHEASTERN

Educator Resources

We are excited to share the following teaching materials produced by the Northeastern University Marine Science Center Outreach Program and the Ocean Genome Legacy.

We’d love your feedback. Please contact Val Perini at 781-581-7370 x321 or v.perini@northeastern.edu to share how you used these resources or let us know if there are other resources that you’d like to see on this page.

TAKING A GUIDED FIELD TRIP TO THE MSC? (click here for details)

GENERAL ROCKY INTERTIDAL TEACHING RESOURCES

Educators can use these resources to prepare/debrief for a trip to the Marine Science Center or another coastal location, or simply to complement in-class curricula. All resources are designed to complement the Massachusetts Science and Technology/Engineering Curriculum Frameworks and connections to specific frameworks are listed in the Educator Resource Packs.

Species ID cards

Educator resource packs

PowerPoint presentation about the rocky intertidal

OCEAN GENOME LEGACY RESOURCES

Northeastern’s Ocean Genome Legacy Center has developed several hands-on activities and lessons that can be used by teachers to explore DNA and genomics with students and learn about current research.

Visit the Ocean Genome Legacy website to view and download these materials.

CASE STUDIES: EXPLORE MARINE SCIENCE RESEARCH

The Outreach Program has developed these case studies to allow middle and high school educators to explore NUSMC research with their students, through reading, research, and discussion.

Sea level rise

Coral bleaching and zooplankton

Blue crab range expansion

Ocean acidification 

BOSTON HARBOR HABITATS POSTER SERIES

These educational posters of local habitats have been developed by the Outreach Program via a partnership with artist Tanya L. Rogers, and The MassBays National Estuary Program as part of the Boston Harbor Habitat Atlas Project.

Rocky shore

Sandy beach

Salt marsh

Migratory fish

Shellfish

Seagrass

Tidal flat

Fouling community