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SCUTES Educational Kits: Elementary - High School

The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) has developed educational kits that contain activities and a full curriculum about sturgeon. Each kit contains a binder filled with a variety of sturgeon-themed lesson plans that encompass all subjects (Science, English, Math, History, etc.). All lessons meet the Massachusetts educational standards, and are easily adaptable to fit your students' needs. Materials for specific lesson plans have been included in the kits along with materials required for the appropriate activities. We have two types of kits depending on the needs of your school: 1. Elementary - Middle School level and 2. Middle - High School level.

Elementary - Middle School Kits include:


Middle - High School Kits include:

Both kits include:

Want to borrow a kit for your classroom?

The kits will be available for teachers to sign out for their classrooms through NOAA's Fisheries Service (NMFS) and through our partners.



Sarah Nahabedian
The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk
10 N Water Street
Norwalk, CT 06854
Phone: 203-852-0700, ext 2353


Victoria Young
Savannah State University Marine Science Outreach Program
SSU Box 20228
3219 College Street
Savannah, Georgia 31404
Phone: 912-358-4291


Bart Merrick
NOAA Environmental Science Training Center
Cooperative Oxford Lab
904 South Morris St.
Oxford, MD 21654
Phone: 410-295-3142

Jonathan Shannon
NOAA Fisheries Office of Protected Resources
1315 East West Highway (F/PR)
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Phone: 301-427-8431


Janel Nockleby
Great Falls Discovery Center
2 Avenue A
Turners Falls, MA 01376
Phone: 413-863-3221

Matthew Freedman
New England Aquarium
Teacher Resource Center
Central Wharf
Boston, MA 02110
Phone: 617-973-6590

Amanda Madeira
Maritime Gloucester
23 Harbor Loop
Gloucester, MA 01930
Phone: 978-281-0470

NOAA Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary - 
Coming soon!



Sturgeon for Tomorrow
Brenda Archambo
1604 N. Black River Road
Cheboygan, Michigan 49721
Phone: 231-625-2776

North Carolina

Kenneth Riley
NOAA Fisheries Southeast Region
Habitat Conservation Division
101 Pivers Island Road
Beaufort, NC 28516
Phone: 252-728-8750

Gail Lemiec
North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher
North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources 
900 Loggerhead Road
Kure Beach, NC 28449
Phone: 910-772-0546

New Jersey

Beth L. Sharack
James J. Howard Marine Science Laboratory
74 MaGruder Road
Highlands, NJ 07732
Phone: 732-872-3062

New York

Tina Walsh
Hudson River Park
Pier 40
New York, NY 10014
Phone: 917-661-8751

Virginia- Please contact a month in advance

Suzie Gilley
VA Dept. of Game and Inland Fisheries
P.O. Box 90778
7870 Villa Park Drive
Henrico, VA 23228
Phone: 804-367-0188

Anne Wright
Virginia Commonwealth University
Rice Center
Box 842012
1000 West Cary Street
Richmond, VA 23284-2012
Phone: 804-828-0145

Wisconsin - Lake Sturgeon

Mary Holleback
Riveredge Nature Center
4158 County Hwy Y
Saukville, WI 53080
Phone: 262-375-2715

Germany - Baltic Sturgeon

Leibniz-Institute for Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries - 
Coming soon!


To request a kit, please contact one of our partners above or send an email to stating your name, contact information, number of students, and the kit level you are interested in.