MARE is a yearlong, whole-school program, highlighted at each school by an Ocean Week or Ocean Month. The MARE program engages kindergarten through 8th grade students and the entire staffs, parents, and communities of hundreds of schools in a comprehensive study of the ocean. Customized whole-faculty inservices introduce teachers to new methods for developing their own integrated unit plans based on the MARE curriculum, present marine science content, and help the whole school plan for their Ocean Week.
The MARE curriculum integrates themes and concepts from many different disciplines and correlates with the National Science Education Standards, and the California Language Arts Framework.
MARE specifically focuses on helping culturally, linguistically, and academically diverse schools implement high-caliber science education that is accessible to all students.
MARE offers teacher education inservices and summer institutes that feature the most up-to-date scientific and educational research. At MAREs two-week, residential summer institute, teacher leaders sample hands-on activities, plan schoolwide programs, learn from leading scientists and educators, and participate in exciting field experiences.
For more information about MARE teacher inservices and having an Ocean Week at your school, please contact MARE.