Ship2Shore Marine Educators Program
Ocean Networks Canada’s Ship2Shore Educational program offers Canadian educators (formal and informal) an exciting opportunity to understand the importance of our ocean, gain insight of current oceanography research and incorporate marine science into the classroom in an exciting and effective way.
The program provides educators a unique way for learning and teaching by sending one educator to sea upon a NEPTUNE Canada or VENUS research cruise and having educators on shore connect to the teacher on board through daily blogs, video, and video conferencing. The teacher on board the research vessel will get to experience life at sea first hand by collaborating with Ocean Network Canada researchers, engineers and education team. During their time at sea, educators will be responsible for one or more following tasks; writing daily blogs, posting pictures, conducting interviews with ship members, connecting with classes via video conferencing equipment and developing marine science lesson plans of their choice. Educators who participate in Ocean Networks Canada’s Ship2Shore program will have the understanding and knowledge to incorporate the marine science into their curriculum and encourage their students to become ocean stewards.
Beginning in 2012, Ocean Networks Canada’s Ship2Shore Educational program is the first of its kind in Canada. By connecting scientists and engineers with educators we hope to enrich Canadian educator’s understanding of the ocean and provide a means for students to learn about the marine ecosystem that dominates this blue planet.
If you’re interesting in an experience of a lifetime that will create a unique learning environment for you and your students, you could be our next Ship2Shore educator. For more information please read our FAQ PDF, or contact Natasha Ewing, Ocean Networks Canada’s K-12 Education Developer.
For more information about the experience of travelling on the Research Vessel Thomas G. Thompson, please read Life aboard the RV Thompson (PDF).