Guam teachers learn about deep sea exploration


The Guam Department of Education (GDOE), in conjunction with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Office of Ocean Exploration and Research (OER), will host a follow-up virtual teacher training titled, “Exploring the Deep Sea,” on Tuesday, August 4, 2020, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.

The training for middle and high school level educators will focus on addressing the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) through activities focused on ocean exploration, underwater mapping, ocean health, and remotely operated vehicles. The workshop activities were designed by the NOAA OER.

The NOAA OER offers full-day educator professional development workshops across the country and in U.S. territories. Supported by the National Marine Sanctuary Foundation, these workshops promote NOAA OER exploration science, website resources, and education materials. These workshops also encourage educators to use these resources to incorporate more ocean science education in their classrooms.

The workshop facilitators will include education experts Mark Heckman from the Hawai’i Institute of Marine Biology and Mary Roney from the Waikiki Aquarium.