Deep-Pelagic Nekton Dynamics of the Gulf of Mexico (DEEPEND) is excited to share their science, teaching content, and exciting outreach programs with everyone over the next 3 years. Part of DEEPEND’s goal for a successful program is to have a robust education/outreach platform for anyone interested in learning more about the projects, the people and the science of the DEEPEND Consortium.
There are three prongs to our approach: The public, grades K- graduate education, and the various outreach partnerships we are building as this program launches.
- For Grades K-5, the “Creep into the Deep” program run through WhaleTimes, Inc. will engage students in real time with the scientists onboard research vessels as they explore the deep sea.
- For Grades 6-12, the “Gulf of Mexico Exploration” Teacher workshops and DEEPEND Teacher-At-Sea Program will engage secondary teachers in learning deep-ocean project content as well as taking science lessons back to the classrooms to share with students. They also have the opportunity to experience the science through participating on a research cruise with the DEEPEND Team. Workshops are held once a year (St. Petersburg, FL: Year 1) and the teachers submit applications to become one of our team members on a cruise over summer or in the fall of each year (3 teachers/year).
- For Undergraduate and Graduate students, there are many DEEPEND projects that will need to be completed throughout the 3-year process as well as opportunities to join the DEEPEND team on cruises. Please go to the main page for more details about individual projects.
- If interested in more details, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
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