OECI Partners’ Outreach and Education Activities in Support of Research Themes
National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
- Browse educational opportunities that are available throughout NOAA.
University of Rhode Island Graduate School of Oceanography (URI-GSO)
- Graduate School of Oceanography’s annual Open House event
- Inner Space Center’s Ocean Science Exploration Camp
- Ocean Classroom (Narragansett Bay)
- Ocean Classroom (Rhode Island Teachers at Sea)
- Inner Space Center Tours
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI)
- The online and print magazine Oceanus offers readers a new collection of articles and insight every issue.
- The Dive and Discover interactive website introduces students and adults to expeditionary research.
- The Ocean Topics pages let visitors learn about a wide range of ocean-related subjects.
- Did you know? offers surprising facts about the ocean and our planet.
- The Ocean Twilight Zone website introduces visitors to the little-understood region of the mesopelagic, or mid-water region of the ocean.
- Ocean Encounters occur seasonally throughout the year and all past events are freely available.
- The Ocean Science Discovery Center is open to visitors between May and December.
- Free summer walking tours of WHOI’s Village Campus in Woods Hole are available daily in July and August on a first-come, first-served basis.
University of New Hampshire (UNH)
- CCOM weekly seminar series is widely advertised and webcast, and recordings of the talks are available to the public on Vimeo
- The Seacoast SeaPerch program gives teachers, homeschoolers, 4-H leaders, and other educators hands-on training building mini-ROVs for the SeaPerch competition
- UNH Tech Camp sessions during the summer
- UNH’s annual open house event, Ocean Discovery Days
The University of Southern Mississippi (USM)
- Teaching facilities at Gulf Coast Research Laboratory’s Marine Education Center (MEC)
- Marine Research Center at the Port of Gulfport
- MEC recently hosted the National Ocean Sciences Bowl Finals
- Coastal sciences camps for students in the 4-12th grade
- After School Marine Biologist for students 4-8th grade
- There’s a Marine Biologist in my Classroom for students in the 4-12th grade
- The Miss Peetsy B Program puts young students into inspirational coastal settings for exploration
- Seminar series called Catch More Fish with Science
- Host of regional SeaPerch robotics competition with Naval Research Laboratory at Stennis
- The Science Communication Fellowship immerses formal and informal educators aboard E/V Nautilus as communicators for exploration and empowers them to bring the excitement of ocean exploration – specifically in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) – to students and public audiences around the world.
- The Science & Engineering Internship Program aims to train community college, undergraduate, and graduate students studying ocean sciences, technology, engineering, and video in the at-sea environment aboard E/V Nautilus.
- Live ship-to-shore interactions are free virtual classroom visits and Q&A sessions linking STEM professional ocean explorers aboard E/V Nautilus with learners and communities around the world. Schedule your free connection 7 days a week while Nautilus is at sea July-December 2021.
- Meet STEM workforce role models and explore at-sea careers with career video profiles and biographies of the 1200+ member Corps of Exploration – engineers, scientists, educators, and students contributing to better characterization of the global ocean. Participate in live exploration of the world’s ocean via the Nautilus Live website.