Monterey Bay: National Marine Sanctuary
Experience the remarkable history of discovery, destruction, and redemption that have shaped the Monterey Bay. Through the text, videos, and rich resources offered on the Internet, including virtual tours, and optional site visits, you will learn how Monterey Bay overcame enormous odds through the efforts of individuals committed to marine conservation. Impacted by the early Spanish settlers, the Chinese squid hunters and the conservationists, this area has recovered and now exhibits the wonders of marine life in a unique environment. This course explores the history, environment, and fabulous sea life known to the region which can in turn be shared with students in the classroom through integrated lessons that align to state, district or national standards, including the Next Generation Science Standards and the Common Core Standards.
NOTE: Required textbook must be purchased separately.
This course is applicable towards the Life Science Teaching Certificate.