Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary

Website: http://stellwagen.noaa.gov/
Address: 175 Edward Foster Road, Scituate, MA 02066
Contact: Anne Smrcina
Emailanne.smrcina@noaa.gov
Phone: 781-545-8026 x 204

Mission: Our mission is to conserve, protect and enhance the biological diversity, ecological integrity and cultural legacy of the sanctuary while facilitating compatible use.

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Ocean Literacy

Principle 1: The Earth has one big ocean with many features
Activity on sanctuary geography (placing us in Gulf of Maine, North Atlantic)

Principle 3: The ocean is a major influence on weather and climate
National Marine Sanctuary program developing outreach program on climate change that will be used by sanctuary; Articles in newsletters

Principle 4: The ocean makes Earth habitable
Articles in newsletters Exhibit panel on importance of phytoplankton

Principle 5: The ocean supports a diversity of life and ecosystems.
Exhibits (permanent in museums, traveling kiosks) Articles in newsletters Development of marine mammal curriculum (to be piloted in 2010) Marine art contest for grades K-12

Principle 6: The ocean is connected to us and we are connected to it.
Development of marine mammal curriculum Activity on shifting of the Boston shipping lanes and marine mammal conservation

Principle 7: The ocean is largely unexplored.
Articles in newsletters

Ocean Observing

The sanctuary has a direct link from our web page to the data from the GOMOOS buoy (located in the sanctuary) and the NOAA weather buoy just outside of the sanctuary. Sanctuary education coordinator has used data from both these buoys in workshops with educators (to demonstrate various ocean conditions). The sanctuary would like to develop new education activities using these data in the future.