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Dive to new depths by exploring our ocean. Ocean First Education courses provide dynamic, interactive experiences, engaging content on relevant issues, and connections to your everyday life. Whether you’d prefer to wade through the Explorer Series or swim into a full course, we offer a variety of learning opportunities to meet the needs of K-12 students. Through education and awareness, we can all become stewards of the sea.

Marine Science Education Short Courses

SHORT COURSES

Choose from a variety of short courses about incredible marine creatures, unique ocean ecosystems, the foundations of marine ecology, ocean literacy, our impact on the ocean, and many more.

FULL Marine Science 101 Course

FULL COURSE

Our full semester course, Marine Science 101, provides engaging and innovative approaches to teaching science, technology, math, and engineering.

Marine Science Education Explorer Series

EXPLORER SERIES

The Explorer Series presents a variety of marine science videos, images, facts, and questions in concise snippets specifically designed to support the introduction of new concepts in the classroom.

 

360° VIRTUAL FIELD TRIPS & LESSON PLANS

360° VIRTUAL FIELD TRIPS & LESSON PLANS

Dive the world’s coral reefs, stroll through island villages, visit distant forests without ever leaving your seat. Take your students on a 360° excursions to the far reaches of the globe.

TIDES

TIDES

TIDES is a multi-year, immersive marine science program that combines a rigorous interdisciplinary science curriculum, hands-on learning experiences, and confidence-building SCUBA expeditions to unlock students’ natural curiosity and passion for the ocean.

Features

STANDARDS-BASED

STANDARDS-BASED

Ocean First Education courses are fully aligned with Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), which require that K-12 science education reflect the interconnected nature of science as it is practiced and experienced in the real world. Our courses set high expectations for learning. The courses bring the ocean to your classroom, regardless of location, and provide precisely the experience anticipated by NGSS.

LATEST TECHNOLOGY

LATEST TECHNOLOGY

Ocean First Education courses utilize the latest technology, including high definition, narrated videos and online assessments. We are one of the first educational organizations developing a library of 360 videos, allowing for full immersion through video. Our courses are easily accessible, and learning is active and interactive.

WORK ON OR OFFLINE

WORK ON AND OFFLINE

Ocean First Education curricula is web-based and accessible from any computer with an internet connection. Our content can be self-directed or facilitated and offline labs and activities are designed for easy implementation with the need for extensive equipment.

ENGAGING MULTI-MEDIA

ENGAGING MULTIMEDIA

Ocean First Education courses are designed with the user experience in mind, using the latest technologies. Our courses provide high-definition videos and images, and educators can easily navigate through all course components, including student guides, narrated videos and related reading. We insist on a cutting edge experience.

STUDENT-CENTERED CONTENT

STUDENT-CENTERED CONTENT

Our content is student-friendly. Each course offers interactive and engaging experiences that helps students learn as they enter the world of marine science. Our multimedia courses offer high-definition images, videos, and interactive, game-like opportunities that engage students in the learning process. Additionally, each course includes offline, inquiry-based learning experiences that bring core concepts to life. Student work in a safe, secure, and ad free online learning environment.

NO ADS

NO ADS

We hope that’s self-explanatory. No Ads. Learning should not be cluttered by commercial messages.