Exploring the Deep Ocean with NOAA

Saturday, January 26, 2019, 8 am-4 pm

Designed for Educators of Grades 6-12

All life on Earth relies on the ocean— yet, the ocean is 95 percent unexplored, unknown and unseen by human eyes… 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, admission to the aquarium, parking and a $75 stipend.

If you’re previously participated in a Why Do We Explore? or How Do We Explore? Professional Development, this offering will be redundant.

STEAM Series

Did you know that African penguins are an endangered species? Their population numbers have declined drastically due to challenges like shifting prey sources, competition with fisheries for food, oil spills and human encroachment on their habitat. Penguins are birds with some really remarkable adaptations to help them navigate these challenges. Come meet a curator and learn more about the African penguin, the challenges the species faces and Georgia Aquarium’s conservation efforts on behalf of the species. Gain knowledge and discover the many hands-on ways to integrate conservation into your national and local STEAM curricula and content requirements.

All Four Sessions: $120
Individual Sessions: $35


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