Expedition Education Module

Expedition Education Modules are designed to share the excitement of daily at-sea discoveries and the science behind NOAA’s major ocean exploration initiatives with educators, students, and the public around the world.

The Northern Neighbors: Transboundary Exploration of Deepwater Communities expedition offers a unique opportunity for explorers of all ages to investigate deep-sea corals and related marine life in canyons in the northern Gulf of Maine. 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 Expedition Education Module.


Why Are We Exploring Deep-sea Corals in the Gulf of Maine? Lessons and other tools that help bring expedition science into your classroom. 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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