Sea Encounter (for students and teachers)
During the course of this activity, participants get to know the marine ecosystems (mangrove, seagrass and coral reefs) and the organisms associated with them by going on a field trip. Laboratory experiences are included.
Marine Adventure (for students)
Students perform simple tasks related to marine and coastal resources. They can also observe marine organisms and other ecosystem elements in several stations prepared just for them.
Scientists for a Day (for students)
While participating in this activity, students will have the chance of using many of the different activities marine scientists employ. They will practice simple scientific techniques for taking samples and analyzing them in a laboratory.
Literature and Environment (for secondary-level students)
This activity is two-fold. First, students will enjoy a field trip, in which they will see and get an orientation on marine ecosystems (mangrove, seagrass and coral reefs) and the organisms associated with them. Then, they choose a literary genre, such as essay, poetry, and short story, and write about topics related to the day’s discussions and discoveries.
Writing With the Sea (for elementary-level students)
This activity is two-fold. First, students will enjoy a field trip, in which they will see and get an orientation on marine ecosystems (mangrove, seagrass and coral reefs) and the organisms associated with them. Then, they spend the second half of the workshop producing written material like songs, stories, and plays, on the themes and topics discussed and discovered.
Come Meet the Tres Palmas Marine Reserve in Rincón (for schools and community groups)
This workshop will take participants on a field trip to the Tres Palmas Marine Reserve in Rincón, and explore the ecosystems therein. The workshop includes chats, a walking tour of the beach, and a snorkeling activity. This workshop is only offered from May through August.
Orientation about Educational Guides (for teachers)
Our staff uses this workshop to orient and capacitate teachers on the proper use of our marine ecosystem educational guides. The workshop includes two field trips through which teachers get the chance to see the ecosystems up close and thus increase their scientific knowledge of them. The teachers are presented with demonstrations on how to integrate technology and the library into the classroom.
Sandwatch Project Training (for teachers and community leaders)
This workshop capacitates the participants in all the activities involved in the Sandwatch Project. Participants go on a field trip and use scientific instruments to take measurements on different aspects of the beach. Then, they are oriented on how to properly analyze the gathered data. At the end, the participants should be prepared to give students and community members and take them on field research work. Depending on the quantity of application forms we receive, this workshop is offered twice a year.
Passport to the Library: A Journey Through Science Books (for elementary-level students)
This workshop has the objective of teaching children proper information researching processes and getting them familiarized with classification systems, ordering books on the shelves, and finding information in print books. This workshop is offered only in our Marine Education and Information Resources Center (MEIRC)
Get Familiarized With Indexes and Databases (workshop for secondary-level students, college-level students, and teachers)
The goal of this workshop is to orient the participants on the use of peer-reviewed search engines, like the databases selected by the University to supplement the undergraduate and graduate course curricula.
Searching for Information in the Library
This workshop instructs students in the intermediate and secondary levels on how to successfully search for information in the library, and given them a chance to become familiarized with the classification systems, ordering books on the shelves, and finding information in print books.
MEIRC Services Orientation
This workshop is offered to librarian schoolteachers from K-12. Here, they will be shown the services and resources that UPR Sea Grant offers the school community through the MEIRC.