Resources for Educators

The Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS) offers a number of learning and teaching resources for formal and informal educators in the K-12 arena.

Blue Crab Bowl

The Virginia Regional Competition of the National Ocean Sciences Bowl showcases some of the Commonwealth's most talented science students as they display their mastery of oceanic knowledge. Teams from 16 high schools compete in a contest co-hosted by the Virginia Institute of Marine Science and Old Dominion University.  The winning team goes on to represent Virginia at the National finals.

The Bridge

This web-based clearinghouse of the best on-line resources for marine science education is developed and maintained by Sea Grant marine education specialists at VIMS.

ChesSIE

This web-based resource center and communications hub provides resources and information specifically for mid-Atlantic teachers.

Marine Science Careers

Learn about the diverse opportunities available for a career in marine science; and the classroom, laboratory, and research experiences that will help give your students a leg up.

PERFECT Partnership (NSF GK-12 Fellowship)

The PERFECT program (Partnership between Educators and Researchers for Enhancing Classroom Teaching) teams VIMS graduate students with educators in local schools. The program is funded by the National Science Foundation.

Seafood Education

Virginia Sea Grant communicates current research information on seafood through workshops and seminars, cooking demonstrations, and professional-development programs for chefs.

Speakers Bureau

Invite VIMS faculty and staff for talks or other outreach activities at your school, community organization, club, business, or other venue. The topics available are as varied as VIMS research. For more information, call 804-684-7846 or e-mail [[programs]].

Teacher Services

Virginia Sea Grant's Marine Education program provides services for classroom teachers and informal educators in Virginia and beyond, including workshops, courses, and online teaching resources.