Online Educator Professional Development: Deep-sea Corals (NOAA + DISL)

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Online Educator Professional Development: Deep-sea Corals (NOAA + DISL)

NOAA Ocean Exploration & the Dauphin Island Sea Lab host an Online PD Mini-Series featuring Deep-sea Corals for Educators of Grades 6-12

By National Marine Sanctuary Foundation

When and where

Date and time

Tuesday, March 29, 2022 · 3 - 4:30pm PDT



About this event

Educators are invited to join NOAA Ocean Exploration's Education Team and the Dauphin Island Sea Lab in a live online professional development workshop and follow-up event to learn about deep-sea corals, and the incredible deep-sea ecosystems they support. This three-part offering will consist of:

  1. A viewing of a short video with experts in deep-sea coral research. Please view the video (to be sent to participants) prior to the live event!
  2. A 90-minute online event hosted by NOAA Ocean Exploration featuring a live, interactive question and answer session with a deep-sea coral expert and an introduction and demonstration of relevant educational activities and resources. March 29, 5pm CT
  3. A 90-minute follow-up event hosted by the Dauphin Island Sea Lab providing participants with the opportunity to cooperatively discuss content shared during the March 29 event and explore additional resources. April 28, 5pm CT*

Registration is required and space is limited. Educators will receive content for review prior to the event, links to specific activities and additional resources, a NOAA Ocean Exploration Certificate of Participation, and a $75 stipend. Registrants must participate in all three parts in order to receive the certificate and stipend.

Look for more professional development opportunities on additional topics in Fall 2022!

*Please note this registration page is for both the NOAA-hosted event and the follow-up event. Tickets will only be generated for the live event; Dauphin Island Sea Lab will be in direct contact with participants to provide additional information about the follow-up event.

This program is provided via collaboration between NOAA Ocean Exploration and the University of Rhode Island Graduate School of Oceanography's Inner Space Center, with support from the Ocean Exploration Cooperative Institute and the National Marine Sanctuary Foundation.


Completion of this registration form will:

  • Opt you in to NOAA Ocean Exploration's Education Newsletter, which offers information about education-related activities, resources, and upcoming events; and,
  • Provide NOAA Ocean Exploration with media permission to use images and/or video content from these events for communications purposes. If you deny media permission, please let us know via email at

About the organizer

The National Marine Sanctuary Foundation is a leading voice for U.S. protected waters, working with communities to conserve and expand those special places for a healthy ocean, coasts, and Great Lakes. Working together, we safeguard species and the places they call home and preserve America’s maritime resources.