This summer, reserves around our national system will offer a Teachers on the Estuary (TOTE) program this summer. Since the first TOTE program’s pilot on Chesapeake Bay in 2008, hundreds of educators and thousands of students have benefited from TOTE programs.
Climate change, food webs, oil spills—the topics explored at these teacher trainings are as dynamic and diverse as estuarine environments. They combine earth systems science, biology, chemistry, geography, geology, and marine science into curricula that includes hands-on experiments and active use of local, some times cutting-edge, science.
Learn more about an upcoming TOTE program near you and soak up curriculum, science, data and other great education resources at NOAA’s spiffy re-designed Estuaries Education web site.