NOAA – Why Do We Explore and How Do We Explore?

Saturday, March 17, 2018

NOAA – Why Do We Explore and How Do We Explore? 

Great Lakes Aquarium Partners with the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration  

March 17, 2017 – Saturday ( March 4th, or April 14th or April 21st) 


Educators are invited to join NOAA's Office of exploration and Research staff to learn more about the important of ocean exploration and the current technologies used to explore the deep ocean. This 7-hour Professional Development will introduce standards-based, hands-on activities and other online resources that guide classroom teaching and learning around ocean science literacy. Ocean health, unique underwater habitats, underwater mapping and remotely operated vehicles are just a few of the topics to be addressed. Educators will receive the NOAA Shop Okeanos Exploration Materials Collection Volume 1: Why Do We Explore? And Volume 2: How Do We Explore?, additional resources, a NOAA Ocean Certificate of Participation, continental breakfast and lunch and tour of a local research vessel. (Lessons are designed for grades 6-12 but many activates can be scaled to suit educators needs.) 

Registration Deadline is February 25, 2018  - 


Cost: Free - Funding comes from the National Science Foundation 

Time: 8:00a.m. – 4:00p.m. 

CEUs: 7 hours  

*Breakfast and Lunch Provided 


Samantha Smingler - Learning and Inclusion Coordinator - 218.740.2003 -