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Marine environments, from beaches to tidepools to the open ocean, are always of interest to students and thus offer creative teaching opportunities. Many scientists can trace their roots to an early interest in marine biology that later morphed into other areas of science - the marine studies acted as the catalyst for a lifetime interest in science and the environment.

  Marine Biology Activities, DVDs and Kits
In this section you will find a wide selection of hands-on activity books, creative kits, informative DVD's and useful reference guides for all ages on marine environments from sandy beaches and rocky tidepools to open ocean waters.
  Water Quality Test Kits for Marine Ecosystems
Includes salinity and other marine water quality test kits for use by students and water quality investigators.
  Plankton Sampling Equipment and Activities
Includes easy-to-use plankton sampling nets and activity guides.
  Magnifiers, Loupes, Hand Lenses and 2-Way Viewers
This section contains a wide array of high quality observation equipment including magnifiers, jeweler's loupes, large and small tripod magnifiers, magnifying glasses, linen counters, two-way viewers, hand lenses and lucite bug boxes.
  Marine Algae Rubber Stamps
Custom designed from images of marine algae created from photographs taken in the field. Perfect supplement to fish printing or other art projects. Each rubber stamp measures 3" x 4" and is permanently mounted on an easy-to-grip wood block. Each different design is beautifully etched into the top of the wooden stamp block, allowing you to position the image exactly where you want it to appear.
  Fish Replicas and Kits for Fish Printing (Gyotaku)
Fish printing, or Gyotaku, incorporates science (fish diversity, anatomy, ecology), art (create colorful paintings, note cards, displays), math (measure and count fins, proportions, count fin rays), reading (use with stories about aquatic environments) and creative writing (write fact or fiction about the fish prints). All ages and abilities can enjoy creating beautiful, unique, artistic prints. We now offer a wide selection of fresh and saltwater varieties.
  Marine Invertebrate Replica Collection
These accurate, durable, hand-painted marine invertebrate models are perfect for dioramas and hands-on learning.
  Ocean Fish Replica Collection
Included in this section are realistic North American marine fish replicas.
  Seahorse Replica and Puppet Collection
This collection of durable, plastic models are exquisitely hand painted and phthalate-free. Includes male red seahorse with baby and weedy seadragon. Also in this section is a leafy dragon seahorse puppet.
  Marine Mammal Replica Collection
Selection of marine mammals and their young. These accurate, durable, hand-painted models will last for years.
  Oceans of the World - Early Childhood Series
This series introduces young children in grades 1-2 to the oceans of the world. Each booklet features photographs, large word captions, extended glossary definitions, and notes to teachers and parents as well as internet links. These basic guides capitalize on young children’s natural curiosity about and affinity for ocean environments and begin the process of explaining how important oceans are in their daily lives.
  Coral Reef Ecology
Selection of hands-on activity guides and DVDs highlighting the beauty, diversity and importance of coral reef ecosystems.
  Marine Life of the Pacific Coast Region
Includes creative, hands-on activity kits for studying tidepool life along with activity books, DVDs and marine life references for observing life along the Pacific coast of North America.

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