Join NOAA's Office of National Marine Sanctuaries as we connect you to the network of underwater parks encompassing over 620,000 square miles of pristine marine ecosystems. National marine sanctuaries span from the warm waters of the Florida Keys to the cool waters off the Washington coast and from the kelp forests off California to the freshwater of the Great Lakes. These places hold significant value for conservation, recreation, ecology, and culture, as well as aesthetic beauty. These treasured places are preserved for generations through efforts in research, monitoring, management, resource protection, and education.
Live events, tailored for students and run through Exploring by the Seat of Your Pants, will connect viewers with national marine sanctuary experts in research, education, and exploration in real time. Through the following programs, you will be able to learn about national marine sanctuaries and ask questions to leading experts in their field. Below you will find program times and a brief overview of each lesson topic.
To learn more about safely viewing marine mammals and other protected species in the wild, please visit NOAA Fisheries Office of Protected Resources' Marine Life Viewing Guidelines.
We are not currently offering live student interactions. You can watch the recordings of these live interactions here or you can see the schedule of live events for educators, students, and interested members of the public in our National Marine Sanctuaries Webinar Series.