Free Marine Educational Resources

Connecting Students and Teachers with Marine Science


The Bridge is a growing collection of the best marine education resources available on-line. It provides educators with a convenient source of accurate and useful information on global, national, and regional marine science topics, and gives researchers a contact point for educational outreach. Resources are organized as indicated on the sidebar on the left side of the screen.

The Bridge is supported by the National Sea Grant Office, the National Oceanographic Partnership Program (NOPP), and the National Marine Educators Association (NMEA).

The Bridge began in 1997 as one of five projects funded by NOPP. The other four are: COAST: Consortium for Oceanographic Activities for Students and Teachers; Enhancing K-12 Science Education Via Satellite-Televised Interactive Technologies; JASON Project – Expanding Student and Teacher Access to Ocean Science Research; Bringing the Ocean into the Precollege Classroom Through Field Investigations at a National Underwater Laboratory.

NMEA members and Sea Grant’s network of educators are actively involved in project administration, serving on the Bridge’s Clearinghouse Coordinating Committee (CCC), and assisting with national information dissemination and site reviews. A Scientific and Technical Advisory and Review (STARS) group advises on scientific content. Project administration and staff are at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science, College of William and Mary.

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