Galápagos Rift Expedition 2011

Expedition Education Module

Ocean Explorer Expedition Education Modules (EEM) are designed to reach out in new ways to teachers, students, and the general public, and share the excitement of daily at-sea discoveries and the science behind NOAA’s major ocean exploration initiatives with people around the world. The Galápagos Rift Expedition 2011 offers a unique opportunity to engage explorers of all ages as we continue our journeys to parts of our ocean planet that few have ever seen – deep-sea ecosystems associated with the Galápagos Rift; the site of one of the most important discoveries in modern science.

Why Are Scientists Exploring the Galápagos Rift?

Expedition Purpose

Why Are Scientists Exploring the Galápagos Rift?

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 Classroom Lessons

Here you will find links to other lesson plans residing on the Ocean Explorer website that have been developed for previous NOAA expeditions, and have content that relates to this expedition.

Multimedia Discovery Missions

The Multimedia Discovery Mission Demos are a series of 14 interactive multimedia presentations and learning activities that address topics ranging from Chemosynthesis and Hydrothermal Vent Life and Deep-sea Benthos to Food, Water and Medicine from the Sea.

 OceanAGE Careers

To see archived video highlighting some of the careers that will be represented onboard the ship during this expedition, click on the OceanAGE Careers page.

 Resources and Links

The Web links below are provided for informational purposes only. Links outside of Ocean Explorer have been checked at the time of this page's publication, but the linking sites may become outdated or non-operational over time.