Welcome to the NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and National Geographic Oceans for Life 2006 Virtual Teacher Workshops

Beginning on October 9, 2006, the College of Exploration will host a series of virtual teacher workshops on the topic of ocean exploration. The series is divided into two workshops, 2 weeks for each. We hope to bring exciting ocean science related topics to your classroom.

This project is funded by a grant from the National Marine Sanctuary Foundation to the National Geographic Society. This project also benefits from support and partnership between NOAA's Office of Ocean Exploration, the National Geographic Education Foundation, The National Marine Sanctuary Program, the University of Southern California Sea Grant and California State University at Fullerton.

Gain valuable information firsthand from the scientists, and insights into their leading edge ocean-related research - and bring this back to your classroom and inspire your students! As well, each presentation will be linked to National Science Standards , as well as to the Oceans for Life matrix.

These virtual teacher workshops are open to all educators. Resources included access to research findings, lesson plans, links to news stories, magazine articles, video clips, and Internet links.


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College of Exploration announces a 2-part series of
Virtual Teacher Workshops ~ Oct. 9-20 and Nov. 6-17
Presented by
NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and
National Geographic Oceans for Life

All Workshops are still available. You can register and read all the content. There is no interaction as the workshops are over.

Workshop #1 (More info)
Week 1: October 9 13: "From Sea to Shining Sea: Exploring America's Ocean Realm"

Week 2: October 16 20: "Exploring the Lost City Hydrothermal Field: A New Submarine Ecosystem"


Workshop #2 (More info)
Week 3: November 6 10 : "Exploring Submarine Volcanoes: Taking the Pulse of the Earth"


Week 4: November 13 17: " Life at the Edge, Real Animals in Extreme Environments"


If you have an user id from previous workshops please use that and login above, that will register you. You must add your mailing address to receive the Ocean map. Please also note you must check the Accept Terms box to register.

If you are new to this program then please register by filling in this registration form

FLYER to print for October: PDF
FLYER to print for November:PDF

Graduate Credit will be offered (1 per workshop)!
In partnership with the University of Southern California Sea Grant and California State University at Fullerton (CSUF), graduate credit will be available at a cost of $50 per credit. For participation in this online workshop and completing the requirements , educators can earn ONE GRADUATE CREDIT through CSUF. It will be a pass/fail (non-graded) graduate biology credit.
Registration for GRAD CREDIT is now closed.

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