Lobsters and the lobstering industry provide a wealth of learning opportunities for students of all ages. Lobsters are an excellent fit in science fields such as biology and anatomy. However, we also encourage teachers to incorporate lobsters into their class curricula in a variety of areas. Whether it is the culture and folklore surrounding lobsters and lobstermen; the economics of the industry; or the process of passing laws and regulations to manage the fishery…the American lobster, and the people and industry that surrounds it, can teach us a great deal.
- We encourage you to use our site freely in your classroom. Here is a fun page highlighting questions from kids about lobsters.
- We also invite you to click on and explore the other topic areas:
- The “Life of the American Lobster” contains information on
- “Molting Photos & Video” section, which includes links to some of the best pictures we’ve seen of a live lobster molting.
- “Lobstering Basics” sections include
- “Cooking & Eating Lobster” is a list of frequently asked questions about cooking and eating lobsters.
- Also see our Industry section for links to a variety of lobster related information such as landing statistics, lobstering organizations, a variety of reports, and much more.
- You and your class can view oral history interviews conducted by the Lobster Institute on video on the Web by accessing the “Windows on Maine” feature of the University of Maine’s Fogler Library, click here.
- The Maine State Department of Marine Resources provides some excellent free downloads of educational materials dealing with lobsters and other marine life. Check the education section of their Web site by clicking here.
As always, please consider the Lobster Institute your resource for lobster information. Contact us with any questions or direction as you build your lobster-based curriculum.