Search for the U.S. Revenue Cutter Bear

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 Search for the U.S. Revenue Cutter Bear expedition offers a unique opportunity for explorers of all ages to participate in the search for this legendary and historically significant Cutter lost off the northeast coast in 1963. Come along with us to learn more about why NOAA and its partners are searching for this ship and what advanced technologies are being used. Background essays, lessons, career information, videos, and images can all be found here to help bring this expedition to life in your classroom!


Why Search for the U.S. Revenue Cutter Bear?

Expedition Purpose

Why Search for the U.S. Revenue Cutter Bear?

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These essays share more detail and science behind the expedition.

Content Essays

These essays provide information on the history of the Bear and details on the search for it.

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Meet the expedition science team and learn more about careers in ocean exploration.

Who Is Exploring?

Meet the mission team and learn more about careers in ocean exploration.

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 Multimedia Content Themes

The Education Theme page below is designed to provide the best of what the Ocean Explorer website has to offer to support your classroom during this expedition. The page provides links to content essays, lessons, multimedia interactive activities, career information, and associated past expeditions.


Ocean Today Videos

Ocean Today is an exciting, multimedia kiosk in public aquariums that features videos on all aspects of the ocean realm — exploration and discoveries, marine life, and science. Here we feature Ocean Today videos that support teaching and learning related to the current ocean expedition.

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 Related Expeditions

The following expeditions cover topics similar to those of interest on the current expedition. The associated expedition web pages have an education component with lessons and other resources that you might find useful to classroom teaching and learning.