Monday, June 21, 2010

Catch of the Day - The Ocean Portal - Jun 21, 2010

The Ocean Portal is an interactive website whose goal is to promote awareness, understanding, and stewardship of the world’s oceans.


From The Ocean Portal home page you can access these primary categories …

  • Ocean Life & Ecosystems
  • Photo Essays
  • The Ocean Over Time
  • Ocean Science
  • The Ocean & You


The Ocean Portal hopes to provide an experience which will "empower you to shape and share your personal Ocean experiences, knowledge, and perspectives."

The Ocean PortalEducators’ Corner (Click the For Educators button on the home page) supplies activities, lessons, and educational resources to bring the ocean to life for your students.  Resources from The Ocean Portal's  collaborators provide teacher-tested, ocean science materials for your classroom.


The Ocean Portal has been developed by the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of Natural History and more than 20 collaborating organizations. The Ocean Portal is the third segment of the Smithsonian Institution’s Ocean Initiative and builds upon the work of the NMNH’s Sant Ocean Hall and the Sant Marine Science Chair. These were developed to support the Smithsonian’s mission of increasing the public’s understanding and stewardship of the oceans.


1 comment:

Mrs. Tenkely said...

A very timely find for teaching students about our oceans and the spill.

All comments to this blog are reviewed before being published. The chances of you getting a comment including ridiculously obvious "hidden" hyperlinks to porn sites or other spam published is virtually zero. So, save your time as well as mine, and take your tawdry business elsewhere.