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NOAA Office of Exploration and Research Teacher Workshop

How Do We Explore?

NOAA Office of Exploration and Research Professional Development

Educational Materials Collection for Grades 5-12: Volume 2

The NOAA OER Okeanos Explorer Education Materials Collection was developed to encourage educators and students to become personally involved with the voyages and discoveries of the Okeanos Explorer—America’s first Federal ship dedicated to Ocean Exploration. Join NOAA OER Facilitators as we introduce Volume 2: How Do We Explore?

Participants will learn how to use standards-based lessons and other online resources that guide classroom investigations into the innovative exploration strategies, sophisticated instrumentation and equipment used onboard the ship to explore our largely unknown world ocean. Topics include how targets are selected for exploration, mapping techniques, water column exploration, remotely operated vehicles and telepresence technology that enable access to real time ocean exploration. Participants will also learn how explorers use data gathered at target sites to learn more about our deep ocean world.

Educators who attend the full day will receive a $50 stipend and:

  • Okeanos Explorer Education Materials Volume 2: How Do We Explore?
  • A Certificate of Participation
  • Breakfast and Lunch

This project has been made possible with the support of the National Marine Sanctuary Foundation.

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