2005 EXPEDITIONS

NOAA Ocean Explorations - Follow ocean explorations in near real-time and access related lesson plans for grades 5-12, learn about ocean exploration technologies, observe remote marine flora and fauna in the multimedia gallery, review NOAA's 200-year history of ocean exploration, and discover additional NOAA resources in a virtual library.

REVEL Project - Research and Education: Volcanoes, Explortaion and Life (REVEL) is an NSF-sponsored program that sends teachers on and below the Pacific Ocean to participate in ongoing oceanographic research. Follow along with the current mission through the website's logbook.

Student Experiments at Sea (SEAS) - SEAS is a pilot program for students interested in learning about the science of the deep-sea. This is a program where students become the scientists and see their questions answered as their own experiments "go to sea!"

Dive and Discover - Join scientists as they dive to the mid-ocean ridge thousands of meters deep. Explore towering underwater volcanoes, black smokers, and bizarre creatures that live there. Jump on board with the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution and the National Science Foundation.

Jason XV: Rainforests at the Crossroads - Coming up for the 2003-04 school year, join the Jason Expedition and explore the Isthmus of Panama region and its fascinating tropical rainforests.

Extreme - Be a part of the Extreme missions. Learn about deep-sea research through this in-depth interactive website. Teachers can access a printed resource guide, curriculum activities and evaluations.

Estuary Live - Classes, school groups and individuals can log on and virtually participate in a real-time field trip to the Rachel Carson site of the North Carolina National Estuarine Research Reserve. Ask questions, view live video and images, and learn about the estuary from experts.

NeMO Cruises - NOAA scientists investigate the undersea volcano Axial, to examine the relationships between volcanic events and the chemistry and biology of hydrothermal vents. On the website you will find daily scientific logs, classroom activities, photographs, and a chance to e-mail questions to scientists onboard.

Expedition Susquehanna Webquest - Throughout this WebQuest, you will virtually paddle alongside the explorers of Expedition Susquehanna as they journey 444 miles from the river's headwaters in Cooperstown, New York to the Chesapeake Bay in Maryland. You will investigate water quality and land use and try to decide if the Susquehanna River (and by extension the Chesapeake Bay) can be saved. An introduction, the goals, the process, the conclusion, and how to evaluate students on their performance are all included.

RECENT EXPEDITIONS

Voyage to the Deep - "If you're looking for an interactive way to get students excited about Deep Sea Research, this site is a don't miss! It's very informative, but in a fun way. The visuals are great and the reader is challenged along the way with questions to try to answer (don't worry though-all answers are hidden within the site). Also, students will enjoy hearing with their own ears questions asked by other students to the Alvin researchers on the expedition. This site is great fun!" Kimberly, Grades 9-12.

@Sea - Follow the research expeditions of scientists at Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institution. Missions include biomedical and biodiversity research in the Florida Keys, vertical migration in the Gulf of Maine, and a shark roundup off the coast of Brazil.

The Ocean Adventure: Internet Expeditions - Log on to this website and take a virtual expedition to see the reefs of Belize, the Russian Kuril Islands, the Leeward and Windward Islands of the Caribbean, or the manatee of the Crystal River in Florida. Expeditions offer journals, photos, maps, and links to additional resources.

ARCHIVED EXPEDITIONS

Steller Site Ocean AdVENTure - Take this virtual tour of hydrothermal vents to learn the basics about vents, how they're studied, the associated biology and geology, and consider the ethics about vent mining. This site also has a forum for discussion and learning activities.

American Museum of Natural History Expedition: Black Smoker - Join the mission between AMNH and the University of Washingon to raise a black smoker from the deep. Learn about black smokers, ocean ridge systems, deep sea life, and underwater tools and read the expedition's journal.

Palau: Paradise of the Pacific - PBS Online's tour of Palau with its unique habitats and marine life. Also includes teaching activities.


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