As "America’s Ship for Ocean Exploration," NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer’s sole assignment is to systematically explore Earth’s largely unknown ocean. A major task for this mission is to reach out to teachers, students, and the general public so that they may become engaged with expeditions dedicated to purposes of discovery and the advancement of knowledge. Okeanos Explorer Expedition Education Modules are designed to help accomplish this task.
The Okeanos Explorer Exploration of the New England Seamounts 2014 offers a unique opportunity for explorers of all ages to investigate the unknown and poorly known areas off the Northeastern United States.
Expedition Focus: Seamounts and Canyons
The education resource collection below includes a link to the NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer Education Materials Collection - Volume 1, Why Do We Explore? and Volume 2, How Do We Explore?; specific lessons and learning tools relevant to this expedition and the exploration strategy of the Okeanos Explorer; and links to Expedition Education Modules from two recent expeditions to Northeast seamounts and canyons which include introductory videos, standards-based lessons and much more.
Additionally, below are theme pages on Seamounts and Canyons. Each theme page includes a selection of essays from past related expeditions, additional lessons and multimedia tools for the classroom, images and videos, career interviews, and links to past expeditions with a seamount or canyon focus.