OE Education

This expedition education module focuses on the Lophelia II 2010 Expedition, NOAA-OER/BOEMRE.

Exploring the Hidden World of the Maritime Maya 2011 Expedition
Expedition Education Module

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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 Exploring the Hidden World of the Maritime Maya 2011 Expedition offers a unique opportunity to engage explorers of all ages as we continue our journeys to parts of our ocean planet that few have seen - an ancient Maya seaport at the northern tip of the Yucatán Peninsula. This EEM contains the following components:

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 as we strive to further understand the 95% of our planet that is virtually unexplored.


Lesson Plans
A collection of inquiry-based lesson plans for students in grades 5-12 that have been specifically designed for this expedition. These lessons have been correlated to the Framework for K-12 Science Education as well as the Ocean Literacy Essential Principles and Fundamental Concepts. You will also find links to other lesson plans residing on the Ocean Explorer Web site that have been developed for previous NOAA expeditions, and have content that relates to the Exploring the Hidden World of the Maritime Maya 2011 Expedition.


OceanAGE Ocean Career Connections
To see highlights of some of the careers that will be represented during this expedition, click on the links below.   

Diamond Icon AUVfest 2008: D.K. (Kathy) Abbass     
Diamond Icon Steamship Portland 2003: Bruce Terrell
Diamond Icon Steamship Portland 2003: Deborah Marx
Diamond Icon Steamship Portland 2003: Matthew Lawrence   


Other Resources and Links
A list of other resources and links related to this expedition for you to explore.

For More Information

Paula Keener
Director, Education Programs
NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research

Other lesson plans developed for this Web site are available in the Education Section.