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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.

  Learning about Saltwater Environments
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, and Hand Lenses
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, a wide selection of hand lenses and lucite bug boxes.
  Fish Printing Replicas, Inks, Paper and Kits
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 offer a wide selection of both fresh and saltwater species.
  Marine Algae Rubber Stamps
Custom made from images of marine algae photographed in the field. Perfect addition to fish printing or other marine art projects. Each rubber stamp measures 3 inches x 4 inches and is permanently mounted on an easy-to-grip wood handle. Five beautiful marine algae stamps are available. $12.90 each. MIX OR MATCH 10, $11.61 each.
  Marine Invertebrate Models
These accurate, durable, hand-painted marine invertebrate models are perfect for dioramas and hands-on learning.
  Ocean Fish Models
Included in this section are realistic North American marine fish replicas.
  Marine Mammal Models
Selection of marine mammals and their young. These accurate, durable, hand-painted models will last for years.
  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
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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