Virginia Scientists & Educators Alliance (VA SEA)

VASEA_logoAbout VA SEA

Educators from the Chesapeake Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve in Virginia (CBNERRVA) and the Virginia Institute of Marine Science's (VIMS) Marine Advisory Program created the Virginia Scientists and Educators Alliance (VA SEA).  VA SEA is a network of graduate students, teachers, and informal educators aimed at transferring scientific research into usable lesson plans.

In 2015-2017, 15 graduate students from VIMS, UVA, and ODU created middle and high school lesson plans based on their current research.  All lesson plans were vetted by classroom teachers, and an open house was held to share the new lesson plans.  To see the available lesson plans, go to:

We are now accepting graduate student applications for 2018-19 which will kick off with the graduate student workshop on Tuesday, September 11. For more information or to apply, please see:

If you are a teacher interested in reviewing lesson plans, please contact:

Sarah Nuss