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 Microbial Stowaways: Exploring Shipwreck Microbiomes in the Deep Gulf of Mexico expedition offers a unique opportunity for explorers of all ages to reveal if shipwrecks impact microbial community ecology in similar ways, following along on a project equal parts marine archaeology, microbial ecology, and discovery. 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! Lessons, career information, background essays, videos and images can all be found here to help bring this expedition science to life in your classroom!
Why Study Microbial Stowaways?Learn more
These essays share more detail and science behind exploring this region.Learn more
Meet the expedition science team and learn more about careers in ocean exploration.Learn more
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 Theme page provides links to content essays, lessons, multimedia interactive activities, career information, and associated past expeditions.
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.Learn more
The following expedition covers topics similar to those of interest on the current expedition. These expedition web pages have an education component with associated lessons and other resources that you might find useful to classroom teaching and learning.