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 Submerged New World 2009 and 2011 expeditions offer a unique opportunity to engage explorers of all ages as we continue our journeys to parts of our ocean planet that few have seen – ancient drowned shorelines in the eastern Gulf of Mexico.
Why Are Scientists Exploring Ancient Drowned Shorelines in the Gulf of Mexico?Learn more
Educators and scientists working with NOAA developed a series of lesson plans for students in Grades 5 - 12 that are specifically tied to the science behind the Exploring the Submerged New World 2009, 2011 and 2012 expeditions. These lessons are correlated with the National Science Education Standards and the Ocean Literacy Essential Principles and Fundamental ConceptsView Lessons
Interactive multimedia presentations and Learning Activities on Plate Tectonics, Mid-Ocean Ridges, Subduction Zones, and Chemosynthesis and Hydrothermal Vent Life.
Archived video between students and scientists, highlighting some of the careers that will be represented onboard ship during this expedition.Learn more
A list of other resources and links related to this expedition for you to explore.