SOME RECOMMENDED PROGRAMS
See how Project Oceanology fits within
the NEW Connecticut
Program Planning Forms (pdf)
1084 Shennecossett Road
Groton, Connecticut 06340
Phone: (860) 445-9007
Fax: (860) 449-8008
Bringing a Group
To plan a program contact our main office at 860/445-9007.
We often get grant funding for teacher professional development.
These water quality institutes are typically held during the
summer. We routinely host workshops and seminars in conjunction
with the University of Connecticut, Southern New England Marine
Educators Association, Connecticut Outdoor Environmental Education
Association and the Thames River Partnership, to name a few.
To get on our mailing list, call 860/445-9007or check the websites
of these organizations for dates.
||a "lending library"
of marine animals for member teachers to take from our tanks
and use in their classroom aquariums
||a variety of books and audio-visual curriculum
materials created by our staff
||Marine Animals of Southern New England
and New York, a well-illustrated set of identification keys
||Investigating the Marine Environment,
a comprehensive book available on interactive CD detailing field
and laboratory procedures, model field studies, experiments and
classroom activities for high school and introductory college
|| our facility is available for educational
meetings and teacher professional development workshops
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Connecticut Science Curriculum
Project Oceanology has pioneered a hands-on, inquiry oriented
approach to science for students. Science standards set by the
Connecticut Department of Education and Connecticut's state wide
testing incorporate increasing emphasis on this approach to science
Oceanology programs can help educators address Connecticut Framework
Goals and Standards including:
||Understanding and applying basic
concepts, principles and theories of biology, chemistry, physics
and earth sciences including ecology and their interrelationships
||Recognizing and participating in scientific
endeavors which are evidence-based and use inquiry skills that
lead to a greater understanding of the world
||Identifying and solving problems through scientific
||Analyzing the possibilities and limits of
science and technology in order to make and defend decisions
about societal issues; understanding that the way in which scientific
knowledge is formulated is critical to its validity.