The focus of the 2016 Deepwater Exploration of the Marianas expedition is to continue 2015 work to acquire baseline information in deepwater areas in the Pacific. During this expedition, we will focus on exploring the Northern Mariana Islands and the Marianas Trench Marine National Monument region.
We will be exploring hydrothermal vent sites, mud volcanoes, trench/subduction zones, seamounts, and the organisms that inhabit these incredibly unique environments. We hope that you will use the education resources provided here, including the Exploring Live lesson, to get your students closer to the deep ocean than they have ever been before.
Why Explore the Areas in and Around the Northern Marianas Islands and the Marianas Trench Marine National Monument?Learn more
Lessons and other tools that help bring expedition science into your classroom.
These Education Theme Pages are designed to provide the best of what the Ocean Explorer website has to offer to support your classroom during this expedition. Each Theme page provides links to content essays, lessons, multimedia interactive activities, career information, and associated past expeditions.
The following expeditions cover topics similar to those of interest on the current expedition. The 2015 and 2016 expedition web pages have an education component with associated lessons and other resources that you might find useful to classroom teaching and learning.
Ocean Careers to Inspire Another Generation of Explorers, or OceanAGE Careers, invites students to learn about the talented people who explore our ocean planet.
Ocean Today is an exciting, multimedia kiosk in public aquariums that features videos on all aspects of the ocean realm — exploration and discoveries, marine life, and science. Find out more at http://oceantoday.noaa.gov.
Here we feature Ocean Today videos that support teaching and learning related to the current ocean expedition.