NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer: Why Do We Explore? Professional Development for Educators of Grades 5-12

NOAA Office for Exploration invites educators of grades 5-12 to attend the introduction to Volume 1 of the Okeanos Explorer Education Materials Collection: Why Do We Explore?

Participants will learn how to use inquiry- and standards-based lessons and other online resources that guide classroom inquiries into several important reasons for ocean exploration including Climate Change, Energy, Ocean Health and Human Health. Participants will also have an opportunity to explore related JASON Project and Immersion Learning curriculum related to ocean exploration, experience the new Titanic exhibit and Ocean Exploration Center and participate in a Nautilus Live Theater show.

The workshop is a free event, and will be hosted in Mystic, Connecticut at Mystic Aquarium.

Registration is required and space is limited. Each participant will receive Volume 1 of the Okeanos Explorer Education Materials Collection, Why Do We Explore?, materials related to activities presented during the workshop, a NOAA Ocean Exploration Certificate of Participation, continental breakfast, and lunch.

Registration Deadline is April 27, 2012

To reserve your spot, contact Mystic Aquarium’s reservation department at 860-572-5955 x520 or

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