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'Kelp in the Classroom – Engaging Students through Seaweed Aquaculture'

Through the study of seaweed aquaculture, we engage K-5 students in place-based, hands-on learning activities. The Kelp ME ASAP (After School Aquaculture Program) curriculum is designed to be used in both formal and informal educational settings and is aligned with standards. In this session, participants will experience a number of seaweed lesson plans including seaweed anatomy and habitat, water quality monitoring, kelp aquaculture gear, and cooking with kelp. We will share resources such as books, aquaculture curricula, film and information on accessing technical assistance for aquaculture projects. Be ready to get your hands on some seaweed!

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Marci Train
Email: marcitrain@msln.net
Speaker Order: 1
Author Order: 1
Person Type: Primary Presenter
State: Maine
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Main Phone: 207 712-3258
Biosketch: Marci Train lives on Long Island, Maine and teaches Grades 3-5 in the two-room island school. She has been teaching for 24 years. Marci holds a Bachelor's from the University of Maine and a Master's from the University of Southern Maine. She teaches aquaculture education because it is a place-based learning opportunity that allows her students to explore different ways of using the ocean, now and in the future.
Organization/Affiliation: Long Island Elementary Schoo
Yvonne Thomas
Email: ythomas@islandinstitute.org
Speaker Order: 2
Author Order: 2
Person Type: Point of Contact,Presenter 2
State: Maine
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Main Phone: 207-701-1537
Biosketch: As a Community Development Officer and Education Specialist at the Island Institute, Yvonne works closely with Maine's island and coastal schools to develop and implement education programs that address their unique educational challenges and opportunities. Yvonne holds a Bachelor's from Connecticut College and a Master's from Lesley University. She has 20 years of experience working as a school counselor in island schools. She lives on the island of Vinalhaven.
Organization/Affiliation: Island Institute