ERIC Number: ED497220
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Teacher at Sea: Bringing Hands-on Experience to the Classroom
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Since its inception in 1990, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) Teacher at Sea program has enabled more than 460 teachers to gain first-hand experience of science and life at sea. By participating in this program, it becomes possible for teachers to enrich their classroom curricula with a depth of understanding made possible by living and working side-by-side, day and night, with those who contribute to the world's body of oceanic and atmospheric scientific knowledge. The Teacher at Sea program is coordinated and administered by NOAA's Office of Marine and Aviation Operations (OMAO). OMAO operates, manages and maintains the NOAA fleet of ships and aircraft in support of NOAA's mission to understand and predict changes in the Earth's environment and conserve and manage coastal and marine resources to meet our nation's economic, social and environmental needs. This document includes general program overview; details regarding application process, types of cruises, time commitment, flexibility and costs; discussion of benefits and OMAO information.
Descriptors: Marine Biology, Hands on Science, Inservice Teacher Education, Federal Programs, Oceanography, Experiential Learning, Program Descriptions, Ecology
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. 14th Street & Constitution Avenue NW, Room 6217, Washington, DC 20230. Tel: 202-482-6090; Fax: 202-482-3154; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: http://www.noaa.gov/
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: Adult Education
Authoring Institution: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Washington, DC. Office of Global Programs.