While people may have heard of the National Sea Grant program, they might not be entirely sure what their mission is. The Sea Grant program is a "nationwide network of 32 university-based programs that work with coastal communities." Additionally, the Sea Grant College Program draws on these university programs to conduct scientific research, education, training, and extension projects. One very helpful resource available from their site is the Bridge Ocean Sciences Education Teacher Resource Center. Here educators can download lesson plans and activities which deal with a wide range of marine science topics. In the "Focus Areas" section, visitors can learn about the Sea Grant College Program's thematic foci for the coming years. Finally, in the "Funding & Fellowships" area, visitors can learn about fellowship opportunities for graduate students and others.