Discovering the Deep: Exploring Remote Pacific MPAs

Exploration for Educators

Exploration for Educators is designed to assist educators with bringing expeditions and discoveries of NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer into classrooms in real time using live video from the remotely operated vehicle, Deep Discoverer. To support use of the live video feeds and enable educators to design their own instructional strategies for classrooms around particular expeditions as they are happening, lesson plans, multimedia tools, and a wealth of other resources have been developed just for educators to convey the deep-sea exploration strategies and discoveries at locations all over the world.

You might choose to learn more about why NOAA and its partners are exploring this particular deep-ocean area, what advanced technologies are being used, and what explorers are hoping to find. You might also be looking to learn more about the explorers themselves so your students more fully understand what skills and expertise are required to support careers in ocean exploration. You just might need a short video or images to complete your lesson unit on a particular topic. Whatever your NOAA deep-ocean exploration education needs are, we hope that you will find them all met here in the Exploration for Educators Section.


Why Explore Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) of the Remote Pacific Ocean? Explore in real time with the Science Team! Lessons and other tools that help bring expedition science into your classroom. A webinar for educators describing the expedition and associated education materials. Meet the Science Team and learn more about ocean exploration careers. Links to video, images, multimedia and more! Links to Ocean Today videos.  Previous expeditions with relevant connections to current expedition.



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