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Welcome to the SCUTES Teacher Page

Thank you for your interest in the SCUTES program. We have created a number of lesson plans to help you instruct and inform your students concerning Atlantic and shortnose sturgeon. The lesson plans are organized by subject and range from grades 3 through 12. The lessons are not labeled by grade, because they can all be adapted to fit your classroom's needs. Each subject list starts with the most basic (elementary-middle) lessons and ends with the most advanced (middle-high school) lessons.

Within each lesson plan you will find an overview of the lesson, objectives, background, necessary materials, procedures, conclusions, and the applicable learning standards. If you would like to give us feedback on any of the lessons, please fill out the appropriate evaluation form at the end of this page and send it to:

Kimberly Damon-Randall
NOAA Fisheries Service
Greater Atlantic Regional Fisheries Office
55 Great Republic Drive
Gloucester, MA 01930-2276

Please let us know if you have any questions or are interested in borrowing one of our educational kits.



History, Social Studies & Geography


Language Arts

Natal Homing

Food Web and Harmful Algal Blooms

Scute Fossil Casting


Opportunities for High School and College Students