The MBL offers a wide range of programs and resources for K-12 students and faculty. Each program or service listed on this page can be used to supplement a curriculum, as extracurricular activities, fields trips, or to enhance the classroom experience. If you are interested in a particular program or service, please refer to the contact information listed on each web page.
For Faculty & Students:
- Discover the Microbes Within!: The Wolbachia Project is designed for high school biology educators in an effort to modernize biology labs and lesson plans with discovery-based labs, biotechnology, and symbiosis.
- Aquaria Sets – The Marine Biological Laboratory’s Aquatic Resources Division offers a selection of marine organisms for a 10-gallon aquarium. This collection of live marine organisms is an economical way for students to observe a mini-intertidal ecosystem of invertebrate life in your classroom.
- Tours of the MBL – The MBL tour program is designed to provide an opportunity to see the MBL at work, and to understand current projects and future plans.
- Coastal Explorers Seashore Science Course – Children ages 4, 5, and 6 are invited to explore the Woods Hole coastline, learn about native species of fish and invertebrates at the Woods Hole Science Aquarium and MBL Marine Resources Center, and participate in related hands-on art projects and musical activities.
Other Partnerships & Educational Websites:
- micro*scope is a communal web site that promotes information on the biodiversity of microbes.
- The Encyclopedia of Life (EOL) is an ambitious project to organize and make available via the Internet virtually all information about life present on Earth.
- Woods Hole Science and Technology Education Partnership (WHSTEP), is a partnership of schools, scientific institutions, businesses, and community resources.
- Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution – WHOI offers professional development workshops for middle and high school teachers, resources for students, and links to local opportunities.