Educational Materials

The PSA Education Committee is dedicated to promote and improve teaching and research in phycology through such activities as seminars, conferences, workshops, and production of educational materials, such as films and electronic media items; and recommend contracts to the Executive Committee for approval.

Porphyra identification material

Check here the lesson "Identification for North Atlantic Porphyra sensu lato at the genus and species levels using restriction enzymes" by Klein et al.

USA Science & Engineering Festival (2012)

PSA was an official partner for the 2nd USA Science & Engineering Festival that was held in the greater Washington DC area on April 2012. Attendees explored 2,000 free, hands-on, science & engineering activities and over 100 stage shows and author presentations. The two-day expo was a perfect opportunity for teens, children and their families, to meet science celebrities, award-winning science authors and Nobel Prize winners from the past and present. For more information, visit

Please see the following webpages for information about how make multicolored alginate gel beads and the downloadable PSA Bookmarks.

Alginate Gel Beads Information

Bookmarks Information

The festival DVD is undergoing final editing in June 2012 and will be available for order soon. Please check back in a few weeks for more information on how to order it.

PSA Education Workshop Report

Algae and the Broader Impacts of Science by Gisele Muller-Parker and Rich Triemer, July 8, 2006 Juneau, Alaska. Download Report (PDF)

Curriculum Ideas

Videos & DVDs For Sale

Videos on the Web

Databases of Photographs

Life History Animations on the Web

Research Tools


ALGAE-L Listserve

This ALGAE-L listserve provides a venue for discussions on algae, information on phycological activities, and announcements. Visit Michael Guiry's Seaweed Site to subscribe to the list

Archives of past ALGAE-L messages


Contact Phycological Society of America Education Committee Chair Jessie Muhlin or the Webmaster with your suggestions.