High Tech Learning

Aquarius 2010: If Reefs Could Talk MissionAquarius 2010: If Reefs Could Talk Mission
NOAA's Office of National Marine Sanctuaries hosted Aquarius 2010: If Reefs Could Talk, a research and education mission sponsored by AT&T. This mission took place in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary and brought the science of ocean conservation and the underwater world to the public during live internet broadcasts. Check out the mission archive!

Ocean TravelersNOAA Ocean Data Education Project
The NOAA Ocean Data Education (NODE) Project is developing curriculum for grades 5-8 designed to help teachers and students use real scientific data to explore dynamic Earth processes and understand the impact of environmental events on a regional or global scale.

Thank You Ocean PodcastsThank You Ocean Podcasts
The Thank You Ocean Report focuses on interesting and exciting California ocean topics such as marine mammals, the latest news on ocean health, timely ocean issues and fascinating ocean facts. Stories feature interviews with ocean experts, explorers, scientists, conservationists, government and business leaders. Listeners learn about ocean activities and recreation, surfing, fishing, boating, and the many ways we all can thank the ocean through conservation and stewardship.

Migration GameOcean Adventures Videos
Check out Jean-Michel Cousteau's Ocean Adventure as KQED continues to produce short videos appropriate to bring the ocean into your classroom.

Ocean TravelersOcean Travelers
Taking a boat out to the open ocean is the best way to experience life at sea. The next best way is to use your mouse! This online, interactive poster allows you to roll over an ocean traveler (seabird) to learn about its life at sea.

AlbatrossBlack-Footed Albatross Tracking
Taking a boat out to the open ocean is the best way to experience life at sea. The next best way is to use your mouse! This online, interactive poster allows you to roll over an ocean traveler (seabird) to learn about its life at sea.

Radio Show IconRadio Show Highlights Ocean Topics: Ocean Currents - with host Jennifer Stock of the Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuary - will dive into the depths and reveal the amazing science and mysteries that marine biologists are discovering out on, and in the big blue, especially in our national marine sanctuaries. Find out more about the upcoming radio shows and how you can listen live over the Internet.

NWHI ExpeditionExpedition to the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands: Read about a 28-day voyage to the new Northwestern Hawaiian Islands Marine National Monument on the NOAA ship Hi'ialakai. Read great reference material on Hawaiian monk seals, green sea turtles, exciting shipwreck discoveries and more. Lots of compelling imagery to share with your classroom.

Students looking at crabsBuild an Ocean: K through 5th grade activity in which students identify mangrove, seagrass, coral reef plants and animals.

Students raising handsTest Your Knowledge: Learn about the deep boulder reefs and whale populations off the coast of Boston in the Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary.


seamounts graphicSeamounts and Banks: Learn about these mountains under the sea; explore images of seamount critters and tie it all together with educational lesson plans.

virtual deepworkerVirtual Submersible Dive: Take a virtual tour of the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary using a single-person submersible, called DeepWorker 2000. Expore the canopy of a kelp forest and watch sea lions dart by in search of food. This virtual dive was developed in partnership with the National Geographic Society.

deepworkerSanctuary Quest Expedition: Aboard the NOAA ship McArthur, the Sanctuary Quest Expedition team conducted research, monitoring, exploration and education within and adjacent to the national marine sanctuaries along the west coast.

albatrossAlbatross Activity: Uses geography, biology, investigation and experimentation, and data analysis skills.

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