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Exploring the Deep Ocean with NOAA

  • September 09, 2017
  • 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Shedd Aquarium, Chicago

NOAA Educator Workshop 

Exploring the Deep Ocean with NOAA 

Professional Development 

for Educators of Grades 6-12  

Saturday, September 9, 2017 

8:00 am - 4:00 pm 


In Partnership with and Hosted by 

John G. Shedd Aquarium 

Chicago, Illinois 

Educators are invited to join NOAA OER facilitators to learn Why We Explore (Volume 1) and How We Explore (Volume 2) the deep ocean. Participants will learn about the importance of ocean exploration and the advanced technological capabilities of the NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer used to explore the deep ocean. This 7-hour professional development will introduce standards-based, hands-on activities and online resources that guide classroom teaching and learning. Ocean health, sophisticated underwater mapping technologies, unique deep-sea ecosystems, remotely operated vehicles and telepresence are just a few of the topics covered.

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 and a NOAA Ocean Exploration Certificate of Participation. Continental breakfast, lunch and a $75 stipend will be provided.

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