Young students aboard the E/V Discovery for an educational boat cruise

Education Resources


Posters and Printed Materials

A SERTC Poster on Echinoderms showing Sea Stars, Sand Dollars, and more.

SERTC Posters and Lessons: Marine science posters and lesson plans designed to teach taxonomy of South Carolina's marine species.

Sea Sciences: A series of educational publications on a variety of marine related topics. Put together by scientists and educators of the Marine Resources Division at SCDNR.

ACE Basin Activity Book: Designed to instill a stronger awareness and respect for environmentalism and conservation and to encourage young students to enjoy discovering coastal South Carolina.

Fun with Data

NOAA's Data in the Classroom Portal showing topics including El Niño, Sea Level, Coral Bleaching, and more.

Graph Art for Elementary Students: It’s never too early to start helping your students read and create graphs.

NOAA Data in the Classroom: Leveled online modules using real-world data for Middle and High School.

Human Impacts on an Estuary: This High school phenomenon-based lesson helps students investigate Humans in the Estuary while examining real-world data to find answers.

Studying Water Quality: How is the weather and water quality in the ACE Basin changing? Check out this 4-pager about patterns in ACE Basin water quality.

Restoration Science: Why do we restore wetlands? Here is a story map on multiple habitat restoration projects and monitoring methods around the country within the National Estuarine Research Reserve System.

All About the ACE

A preview of a virtual field trip to Botany Bay covering history and wildlife management

ACE Basin Intro Video: What is the ACE Basin and why do we protect it? Watch this video to find out!

Dive Deeper: One of the most beautiful places in the ACE Basin is Botany Bay. Check out these videos and lessons to learn more:

Virtual Program Recordings

A preview of a recorded lesson on Sea Turtle Education for grades 5 through 12.

Marine Education Channel: Virtual lessons from our marine educators for a range of grade-levels. Explore topics from Survival in the Estuary to Sea Turtle Ecology.

SCDNR Webinar Series: Hear from SCDNR experts on a range of topics from Sea Turtle Nesting to Coastal Archeology.

Interdisciplinary Lessons

A preview of the SC Coastal Resources blog post titled Our Top Stories of the Past Decade, Part 1.

SC Coastal Resources Blog: Use our Coastal Resources blog to get your students reading about science!

Read & Reflect 1: Have students read our blog post on our top conservation stories from 2010-2014 then answer reflection questions.

Read & Reflect 2: Have students read our blog post on our top conservation stories from 2015-2019 then answer reflection questions.

Careers in Marine Science

The front page of SCDNR's Sea Science publication on Careers in Marine Science showing illustrations of marine science topics including fisheries, ecology, and microbiology.

Careers in Marine Science: An introduction to the range of careers in Marine Science and ideas for gaining experience now.  

Day in the Life of a Marine Biologist Webinar: Three SCDNR marine biologists tell us about their not-so-average work days and how they got to where they are today.

Virtual Job Shadowing: Take a virtual tour of the SCDNR Reef Fish Lab.

Biologist Spotlight: Watch a SCDNR’s trammel net survey from a bird's eye view.

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