Gulf of Mexico 2018

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 NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer Gulf of Mexico 2018 expedition offers a unique opportunity for explorers of all ages to investigate a wide range of habitats and interesting geological features ranging from brine pools to coral gardens and canyons. 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, we hope that you will find them here.


Why Are We Exploring the Gulf of Mexico? Explore in real time with the Science Team! Read short, informative content essays written by members of the expedition team that share more detail and science behind exploring this region of our ocean. Lessons and other tools that help bring expedition science into your classroom. Education Resources: National Marine Sanctuaries Meet the Science Team and learn more about ocean exploration careers. Links to Ocean Today videos.  Previous expeditions with relevant connections to current expedition.



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