Dramatic new discoveries from today's explorations, deep-sea mysteries still being uncovered and historic maritime events from the past all shape our lives and fascinate educators and students alike. Beginning in 2003 the College of Exploration has offered online virtual teacher workshops on Ocean Exploration conducted with the support of the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration's, Office of Ocean Exploration. More information at http://www.oceanexplorer.noaa.gov and the Education program at NOAA OE http://www.oceanexplorer.noaa.gov/edu/welcome.html
These short one, two and three week programs bring these exciting topics to your classroom with a special focus on efforts currently underway to protect and conserve special places in the ocean and explore still unknown areas of the deep ocean.
These workshops are now complete. All the presentations are available to be read or viewed and the resources available. You can access them all here.
This project has been funded by a grants from the National Marine Sanctuary Foundation, the National Geographic Society, NOAA's Office of Ocean Exploration, the National Geographic Education Foundation, The National Marine Sanctuary Program, The College of Exploration, the University of Southern California Sea Grant and California State University at Fullerton.