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 Deepwater Exploration of Glacier Bay National Park expedition offers a unique opportunity for explorers of all ages to investigate and better understand the deep-water environments of this pristine National Park.
This collection includes an Expedition Purpose written for educators, standards-based lessons on the interdependent relationships in Glacier Bay National Park marine ecosystems and biodiversity in Glacier Bay National Park benthic ecosystems, and Theme pages on the Arctic and Deep-sea Corals. These theme pages each include a selection of essays from past Arctic and deep-sea coral expeditions, lessons relevant to the science and technology of this expedition, videos, multimedia presentations for students, career interviews, and links to past expeditions with an Arctic and deep-sea coral focus. Also included is a link to a blog from our Teacher at Sea from this expedition.
Why Are Scientists Exploring the Glacier Bay National Park?Learn more
Follow science teacher Mary Cook as she blogs her experience at sea.Learn more
Classroom lessons and learning tools relevant to the expedition are listed below by grade level. Although some of these resources may have been developed for past expeditions conducted in other regions of the world ocean, the Focus Questions and Student Learning Objectives are applicable to the current expedition.View Lessons
These Education Theme Pages are designed to provide the best of what the Ocean Explorer website has to offer to support your classroom during this expedition. Each Theme page provides links to content essays, lessons, multimedia interactive activities, career information, and associated past expeditions.