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Ocean Explorer Expedition Education Modules (EEM) are designed to reach out in new ways to teachers, students, and the general public and share the excitement of daily at-sea discoveries and the science behind NOAA’s major ocean exploration initiatives with the people around the world.

The Deepwater Exploration of Glacier Bay National Park expedition offers a unique opportunity for explorers of all ages to investigate and better understand the deep-water environments of this pristine National Park.

 





Expedition Focus: Deepwater Ecosystems of Glacier Bay National Park

This collection includes an Expedition Purpose written for educators, standards-based lessons on the interdependent relationships in Glacier Bay National Park marine ecosystems and biodiversity in Glacier Bay National Park benthic ecosystems, and Theme pages on the Arctic and Deep-sea Corals. These theme pages each include a selection of essays from past Arctic and deep-sea coral expeditions, lessons relevant to the science and technology of this expedition, videos, multimedia presentations for students, career interviews, and links to past expeditions with an Arctic and deep-sea coral focus. Also included is a link to a blog from our Teacher at Sea from this expedition.

 

Expedition Purpose: A summary of why scientists and educators are interested in exploring this area and what we might learn from our efforts in this region.
   
Lesson for grades 6-8 focusing on what factors contribute to biodiversity in Glacier Bay National Park benthic ecosystems and how can biodiversity and ecosystem services are maintained within these systems.

 

Lesson for grades 9-12 focusing on what ecosystem engineers are and what evidence exists of ecosystem engineers and complex interactions in Glacier Bay National Park marine ecosystems.
   
Follow science teacher Mary Cook as she blogs her experience at sea.

 


 

 

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