HOME CONTACT SITE MAP HOME JOIN US! DONATE VOLUNTEER JOIN US! DONATE VOLUNTEER DONATE
Farallones Marine Sanctuary Association protecting our ocean wilderness through public stewardship
JOIN US!

LiMPETS Curriculum

FMSA recently developed a 5-unit curriculum for the LiMPETS program designed specifically for middle and high school teachers. The activities and resources within the curriculum augment the monitoring activities and are aligned with state education standards in math and science and Ocean Literacy Principles. Curriculum is available on the LiMPETS website.

Materials & Resources

The Association offers free online and print education resources on Sanctuary topics for use by educators and students.

Educational Curricula

Coastal Ecosystem Curriculum (grades 9-12): The Association has developed a seven-unit Coastal Ecosystem Curriculum that focuses on the open water and intertidal habitats in the Gulf of the Farallones.


More Resources

We have posters, books, and sanctuary literature available at the Sanctuary Visitor Center on Crissy Field. In addition, we have other online resources, including a series of slide shows about the habitats and natural history of our local national marine sanctuaries.

Activity: Monitoring the Intertidal with Life-sized Photos

Scientific methods used in the classroom take on new meaning when students see (and experience) how real science is done by biologists who monitor the environment. In this activity, students use life-sized photos to simulate monitoring along a vertical transect in the rocky intertidal. (Hint: To print photo quadrats, drag image to desktop, open file, under page setup select legal-sized paper and landscape, then print)

Activity & Datasheet


Click here for Fact Sheets to learn—and teach—even more about the Sanctuary.

© 2005-2006 Farallones Marine Sanctuary Association. All Rights Reserved. Last updated 05/02/11.

home  |  about us  |  volunteer  |  explore  |  take action  |  news  |  e-newsletter  |  education  |  findings