STEM is an acronym referring to the academic disciplines of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. STEM is an interdisciplinary and applied approach that is coupled with hands-on, problem-based learning. The study of the ocean is interdisciplinary and requires an understanding of the STEM curriculum. Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics all help us to learn more about the ocean. The resources included here will help marine educators to shape their ocean study around the STEM curriculum.

Image Credit: Pear Tree Bottom, Jamaica. MJC Crabbe | Marine Photobank

STEM Resources


1. STEM Education Coalition
2. Smithsonian Science Webcasts
3. PBS Teachers | STEM Education Resource Center
4. National Science Foundation K-12 Resources
5. Assoc. for Supervision & Curriculum Devel: Teaching & Learning Resources
6. Exploratorium | Tools for Teaching
7. NASA Educators
8. STEM Works | Under the Sea Activities
9. Ocean Exploration Trust (OET)  | Community STEM Program
10: Helping Women Bridge the STEM Gender Gap
11. STEM Programs in Engineering and Computer Science
12. 35 Initiatives to Get More Women into Cybersecurity
13. Resources for engaging girls in STEM
14. Women in STEM (A Guide to Bridging the Gender Gap)