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RJ Dunlap Marine Conservation Program

Found In: science, 9-12

RJ Dunlap Marine Conservation Program promotes ocean conservation and scientific literacy through its research and by providing hands-on research and virtual learning experiences in marine biology for students in grades 9-12.

Research is a collection of 12 project descriptions. Some are brief descriptions, but others include video, infographics, study highlights and examples, locations of satellite-tagged sharks on Google Earth, and links to scientific publications.

Education includes public presentations and field trips for high school students in the Miami area. RJD also offers online high school curriculum, S.T.E.M., and virtual learning. The High School Curriculum comprises 5 modules correlated to Sunshine State Standards: Ocean & Coastal Habitats, Ichthyology, Ocean Connections, Marine issues, and Management, Conservation, Research and Actions. Each unit has 5 to 10 PDF sections. For example, the first section of Ocean & Coastal Habitats is Ocean Zones (PDF icon PDF, 1.9 MB, 51 pgs.). The Module lists relevant standards and objectives, defines key vocabulary, provides background, 7 activities with handouts, and resource URLs.

Participate describes field experience opportunities for South Florida high school students, undergraduate and graduate students, and general public.



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