K-16 education programs

Bring the real world into into your classroom and take your students to the field with Pennsylvania Sea Grant’s activity-based curricula and programs.  All are aligned with state standards and many offer service-learning opportunities.

  • Field activities include:  Water chemistry, invasive species, land/water connections, benthic sampling, maritime history and more. 
  • Shore Lab activities include: Extended water quality analysis, bacterial plating, pharmaceuticals and water quality, and classroom applications forums.

Choose from the programs below or contact: Lake Erie Office: 814-217-9017; Delaware Estuary Office: 215-806-0894; Susquehanna River Office: 610-304-8753.

Aquatic Invasive Species Educational Materials

Climate change and Aquatic Invasive Species  educational curriculum  AIS Attack Packs- A Grab-and-Go Teaching Tool  NAB the Aquatic Invader– Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant AIS News in Education Pages: 11/27/2012- Shed bad habits-aquarium owners, water gardeners can halt AIS spread 11/20/2012- Monster … more

Lake Erie Science aboard Gannon University Environaut

Field experiences aboard Gannon University’s RV (Research Vessel) Environaut turn students and teachers into scientists and researchers. Participants sample Presque Isle Bay and Lake Erie sediments using a Ponar dredge and water with plankton nets and Kemmerer tubes. Students deploy … more

Student built NOAA drift buoys monitor lake currents

Student built “drift buoys” are deployed on Lake Erie to study drift patterns. Satellite transmitters on buoys record locations, which are monitored by students and researchers. Data collected at several NOAA websites identifying locations and course-tracking models can be used … more

Newspapers In Education (NIE)

PA Sea Grant provides the content and teacher lesson plans for the Erie Times-News Tuesday "Reconnect with your environment" NIE page. Past pages and lesson plans can be found here.