Squids4Kids supplies frozen specimens of Humboldt squid for use in educational activities at any level. The package includes illustrated background material and dissection guides. There is no charge, but an application and commitment to a follow-up survey are required, as is responsibility for shipping costs.The program is a collaboration between researchers at Hopkins Marine Station of Stanford University and NOAA National Marine Fisheries Service in Santa Cruz, CA; all squid are collected in conjunction with ongoing research or by sport fishermen who donate their excess catch. Visit the website for more information, including more information about this species. And if you’d like to sample before you order, consider attending BOAT CAMP’s workshop on 2/27/10.
The PBS series Jean-Michel Cousteau: Ocean Adventures offers educational materials are free and are available on the websiteWhile you’re there, be sure to check out the short web-only videos made specifically for educational use and their accompanying lesson plans.