First Graders in Wisconsin are Crying

Because you haven’t donated yet!

Mrs. B. wants

to bring “Undersea Treasures” to my students in Wisconsin. Bringing the ocean to students in Wisconsin can be very tricky, but I am excited about making it happen so that my students can appreciate the wonder, the beauty, and the importance of protecting our precious resources. I want to give my first-graders many opportunities to touch, hold, look at, explore, create, and to enjoy the ocean and its inhabitants. Each of the items below involves students getting involved and having tremendous fun while reading and learning, which is how I love to teach in first-grade!

All that is needed is $138.  That’s it! A first grade class in Wisconsin can begin experiencing the ocean.

Under the Sea Treasures! Surf’s Up in 1st-Grade! Dive on In! (Classroom Project at

Dr. M (1801 Posts)

Craig McClain is the Executive Director of the Lousiana University Marine Consortium. He has conducted deep-sea research for 20 years and published over 50 papers in the area. He has participated in and led dozens of oceanographic expeditions taken him to the Antarctic and the most remote regions of the Pacific and Atlantic. Craig’s research focuses on how energy drives the biology of marine invertebrates from individuals to ecosystems, specifically, seeking to uncover how organisms are adapted to different levels of carbon availability, i.e. food, and how this determines the kinds and number of species in different parts of the oceans. Additionally, Craig is obsessed with the size of things. Sometimes this translated into actually scientific research. Craig’s research has been featured on National Public Radio, Discovery Channel, Fox News, National Geographic and ABC News. In addition to his scientific research, Craig also advocates the need for scientists to connect with the public and is the founder and chief editor of the acclaimed Deep-Sea News (, a popular ocean-themed blog that has won numerous awards. His writing has been featured in Cosmos, Science Illustrated, American Scientist, Wired, Mental Floss, and the Open Lab: The Best Science Writing on the Web.