Educational Programming

Sharks are awesome, and tend to get a lot of attention in the media. However, they are often misrepresented and misunderstood. AWSC is working to change that by providing shark education and outreach to school age children as well as the general public. Educating the community and engaging children in learning opportunities connects people to one of the keystone species in our ocean’s ecosystem. Our programs not only help protect white sharks, they also provide information that helps people live harmoniously with nature.

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School Programs

We offer in school programs for all grade levels. Programs can be designed for an individual class, grade level, or full school. Our in school programs can be a hands on experience or an engaging lecture.  

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Community Programs

Representatives from the Atlantic White Shark Conservancy are available to give lectures for community groups, library programs, or corporate groups. Lectures are usually an hour in length and allow time for a question and answer period.

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Scout Programs

We offer programs for scouts to earn a patch from the Atlantic White Shark Conservancy, or The Gills Club. By participating in hands on learning activities the scouts can earn their patch in a 90 minute program. Programs can take place at the Chatham Shark Center, or we can come to you!

For further information on one of the above programs, please send an email to our Education Director, Marianne Long, at marianne@atlanticwhiteshark.org


Curriculum Resources

The Atlantic White Shark Conservancy has received inquiries from educators looking to include shark education in their classrooms. We believe that building an understanding of shark science helps to lessen the fear of them, and help to ensure the next generation will know their importance and help in conservation efforts. We have developed educational videos and curriculum resources that you can download for free to use in your classroom. If you would like to take your lesson plan a step further and try a skype call with a scientists, schedule an in school program, or help us in creating further resources, please email our Education Director, Marianne Long, at marianne@atlanticwhiteshark.org.

Sharktivities: Printable worksheets for classrooms, camps, or after school programs. Download HERE

Shark Heroes: Printable infographics introducing youth to shark scientists and the work they do. Click HERE to view the multiple issues of this free download for youth of all ages to read and learn from.

Grade 3 Shark Unit: A full unit on sharks that is aligned with the Next Generation Science Standards. Download HERE.

Algebra- Calculating White Shark Populations: An algebra lesson created using mock data to help students use data to formulate a population estimate. Download full lesson and answer key HERE