Category Archives: Online Ocean Science Education Resources

NSF Funding Website

The National Science Foundation offers a funding website which allows you to search for grants and funding.  Visitors can search by keyword, program area, current offerings, and through an advanced search.  There are categories for undergraduates and graduates, K-12 educators, and more.  The website also offers a Grant Proposal Guide and a helpful Application Guide.  Upcoming grants include ITEST (see below), teacher scholarship, Antarctic research, and many more.  Be sure to check this out if you haven’t visited before.  Visit the NSF funding website

Research Vessel Interactive Site

The 470-foot JOIDES Resolution (JR) is one of the most important and largest earth and ocean science research vessels in the world. The JR is run by the Integrated Ocean Drilling Program,  and the core samples and data that its scientists and crew bring up from the seafloor every day hold exciting and significant clues to Earth’s history, climatic changes, geologic events, and much more.  You  and your students can now get involved in this dynamic researchonlineOn this new interactive site, you can ask real scientists questions, track the ship’s location, explore daily ship blogs, watch up-to-the-minute videos (be sure to check out PNN News on the home page), and take advantage of other real time resources. Become a friend of the JR on Facebook, follow it on Twitter, and explore teaching activities for young children through college – including suggestions for how to use the website and real data from the ship.  The site also offers free posters, inflatable JR tracking globes, and other classroom materials.