Resources for Teachers and Book Clubs

Smithsonian Ocean: Our Water Our World, highly recommended for libraries, is now being adapted for schools. I incorporated NOAA’s Essential Principles and Fundamental Concepts of Ocean Literacy into the book’s narrative. It’s a pleasure working with so many inspired and inspiring teachers. Download material here and enjoy!


Reader’s Guide for Teachers and Book Clubs



The Sea Around You
Discover the sea all around you, even inland, using this interactive map put together by Deborah and artist Matthew Belanger with the help of many kind and generous scientists and teachers. Beautiful photography, detailed references and links. Dive in! www.seaaroundyou.com



We Need The Sea and The Sea Needs Us
Watch and share the short video We Need the Sea and the Sea Needs Us introducing themes and photography from Smithsonian Ocean: Our Water Our World, written and narrated by Deborah with music by three-time Grammy nominee Michael Moss.

From Deborah Cramer’s Smithsonian Ocean: Our Water Our World, why we need the sea, and now, the sea needs us. www.seaaroundyou.com



Planet Ocean Poster
A few amazing facts about earth’s last frontier, adapted from Smithsonian Ocean: Our Water Our World by Deborah Cramer and Javier Zarracina for the Boston Sunday Globe.



How the Oceans Made Us Human Poster
A depiction of our connection to the sea, adapted from Smithsonian Ocean: Our Water Our World by Deborah Cramer and Javier Zarracina for the Boston Sunday Globe.
WaterWorld: How the Ocean Made Us Who We Are,”
Boston Globe