Exploring the Deep Ocean with NOAA

A large white NOAA ship on the Gulf of Mexico.

June 6, 2018 - Learn more about the importance of the deep ocean with NOAA and Audubon Staff.

Audubon Louisiana Nature Center
Wednesday, June 6, 2018
8:00 am – 4:00 pm

For teachers of 6th - 12th grades (lessons can be scaled down to suit educator needs)

Educators are invited to join NOAA OER staff to learn more about the importance of ocean exploration, current exploration technologies, and recent deep-sea discoveries. This full day Professional Development workshop will introduce standards-based, hands-on activities and other resources that guide classroom teaching and learning. Ocean health, unique underwater habitats, underwater mapping and remotely-operated vehicles are just a few of the topics to be addressed.

Registration is required and space is limited. Educators will receive the NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer Education Materials Collection Volume 1: Why Do We Explore? and Volume 2: How Do We Explore?, additional resources, a NOAA Ocean Exploration Certificate of Participation, continental breakfast, lunch, and a $75 stipend. Lessons are designed for grades 6-12 but many activities can be scaled to suit educator needs.

For more information and to register, please contact Stephanie Smith at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 504-378-2639.

Support from the National Marine Sanctuary Foundation made this project possible.

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