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 Connectivity of Coral Ecosystems in the Northwestern Gulf of Mexico 2019 expedition offers the unique opportunity for explorers of all ages to follow along and investigate the relationship between coral, sponge, and fish species of shallow and mesophotic coral ecosystems within the Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary and its proposed expansion areas. Come along with us to learn more about why NOAA and its partners are exploring this particular area, what advanced technologies are being used, and what explorers are hoping to find! Background essays, activities, videos and images, and career information can all be found here to help bring this expedition science to life in your classroom.
Why explore the mesophotic ecosystems of the Gulf of Mexico?Learn more
These essays share more detail and science behind exploring this region.Learn more
Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary educational materials.Learn more
Meet the Science Team and learn more about ocean exploration careers.Learn more
This Education Theme page is designed to provide the best of what the OceanExplorer.NOAA.gov 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.
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