This film, produced by SEATOR walks students through how toxins that cause Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning get into your food and how the Sitka Tribe of Alaska has created a program to monitor HABs and toxins throughout Southeast Alaska. The film shows how to properly take care of shellfish you’d like to get tested, and how…

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Educators can join the statewide and international network of local observers and topic experts who share knowledge about unusual animal, environment, and weather events. You can post and share student observations with the network, raise awareness, and find answers about significant environmental events. You can also assist students in reviewing observations that have been posted…

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Students submit forms online to report wildlife observations (about plants or animals) and environmental observations (about freeze up, thaw, ice or weather conditions, etc.) to the North Slope Borough Department of Wildlife Management. The Department is seeking observations that help them have a better understanding of wildlife on the North Slope and also to alert…

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Rigorous citizen science project that trains coastal residents in their communities to conduct monthly beach surveys to collect data on beachcast birds, marine debris, and evidence of human use of the beach environment. The data is used by scientists to understand seabird population dyamics and large die-off events. Recommended at the high school level in…

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5 minute video that utilizes beautiful microscopy photographs and video clips to explain what diatoms are, their evolutionary history, how they photosynthesize, and their role in marine ecosystems.

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In this lesson from Bigelow Laboratory, students learn about the basics of food webs and trophic levels. Then they compare more familiar terrestrial food webs with marine food webs, using cards with information about various marine organisms to create their own model of a food web.

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