Onsite Educator Professional Development

An essential component of the NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research (OER) mission is to enhance ocean science literacy and enhance understanding why it is important to explore our little-known ocean world. To help fulfill this mission, the NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer Education Materials Collection was developed to encourage educators and their students to become engaged with expeditions and discoveries made by NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer РAmerica’s first Federal ship dedicated to ocean exploration.

Educators are invited to join NOAA OER facilitators for Exploring the Deep Ocean with NOAA, a seven-hour professional development workshop at partner sites across the country. Participants will learn about the importance of ocean exploration and the advanced technological capabilities used to explore the deep ocean. The workshop will introduce standards-based, hands-on activities and online resources that guide classroom teaching and learning. Participation in this workshop is free for educators, but registration is required and space is limited.

Learn more about the workshop here (pdf, 833 KB).

 

Workshop Schedule

 

Due to COVID-19 safety precautions, workshops previously scheduled for March, April, and May 2020 will be resheduled for a future date as appropriate.

 

January 25, 2020 Georgia Aquarium, Atlanta, Georgia
Exploring the Deep Ocean with NOAA
Professional Development Workshop for Educators
Contact Diana Rodriguez for information:
DRodriguez@georgiaaquarium.org or (404) 581-4394

February 22, 2020 Oregon Museum of Science and Industry, Portland, Oregon
Exploring the Deep Ocean with NOAA
Professional Development Workshop for Educators
Contact Nate Lesiuk for more information:
NLesiuk@omsi.edu or (503) 239-7817

February 29, 2020 Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, San Diego, California
Exploring the Deep Ocean with NOAA
Professional Development Workshop for Educators
Contact Cari Paulenich for information:
cpaulenich@ucsd.edu or (858) 822-1810

If you have previously participated in a Why Do We Explore? and/or How Do We Explore? workshop this professional development offering will be repetitive.

Looking for a list of earlier opportunities? See: