Otter Bay Marine Institute (OBMI) provides marine science education for upper elementary, middle, and high school school students. We challenge our students with current environmental issues and lead them through various marine biology and oceanography topics. Engaging videos filmed around the world take students face to face with various types of marine life. Daily assignments as well as a weekly research project brings a depth of understanding to each topic.
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To increase the awareness of ocean systems through excellent experiential education.
The Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) are K–12 science content standards. Standards set the expectations for what students should know and be able to do. The NGSS were developed by states to improve science education for all students.
A high-quality science education means that students will develop an in-depth understanding of content and develop key skills—communication, collaboration, inquiry, problem solving, and flexibility—that will serve them throughout their educational and professional lives.
Each of OBMI’s interactive classes and online courses meets the Next Generation Science Standards, which inspire our participants to become scientifically literate students. The OBMI program content provides a range of high-quality resources that empower each of our participants to bring natural sciences to life.
Each of our courses and virtual camps has a complete list of the NGSS fulfilled found in the description.
How to Register
Step One – Submit the form below to request information from our office
Form Info (Email, Phone, Name, School, best phone to contact); (preferred time of program and date) (options)
Step Two – You will immediately receive a confirmation email confirming that your request was submitted. Within 48 hours you will receive a phone call from our customer service team to confirm and enroll your school/group.
Step Three – After enrolling, you will receive a prep packet (syllabus etc) with your Login/Password credentials.
Otter Bay Marine Institute (OBMI) teaches field and environmental science in a manner that imparts hope for the future. Teaching from a standard of truth and integrity with the intention of working together to bring solutions to some of the most challenging current environmental issues.
Overview Of The 12-Week Program
Introduction to the Course, Scientific Method, and Field Journals
Marine Vertebrates 1 – Fish (fisheries, bycatch and endangered species)
Coastal Bird Lab
Marine Invertebrates Lab
Marine Vertebrates 2- Sharks
Intertidal Organisms & Solar Lunar Lab
Squid Lab & Dissection + Cephalopods
Invasive Species and Marine Protected Areas
Oceanography & Water Chemistry
Ocean stewardship and sustainability
2021 Program Quarter Dates:
Quarter (1): 3/1/2020-5/28/2021 (1 week break week of 4/4)
Quarter (2): 6/07/2020- 8/27/2021
Quarter (3): 9/13/2021-12/10/2021 (1 week break week of 11/22)