Community Engagement


We’ve led many diverse education outreach programs over the years, including the following archive list. OCEANS GK-12 Program, Project Oceanography, and Making Waves were programs developed within the College that are no longer active, however continue to provide previously developed classroom lessons, videos, and content resources for educators.  Please contact us if you have any questions.

Thank you,

Teresa Greely, Ph.D., Director, Education & Outreach

C-Image Teacher at Sea, a teacher education program
NOAA Gulf of Mexico B-WET program, a teacher education program

Project Oceanography

A live television program designed for middle school students and teachers. Each program series included a Teacher Packet of lesson plans to support the marine science topic for the week. View the Project Oceanography

Volcanoes of the Deep Sea IMAX film

We designed the Teacher’s Guide and supportive educational video that accompanied the IMAX film released in 2003. Support was provided by the National Science Foundation (NSF). View the Volcanoes of the Deep Sea Teachers Guide

OCEANS Teaching Fellowships (Formerly GK-12)

These fellowships provided opportunities for graduate students to serve as scientists in K-12 classrooms. The fellows were trained on current trends and practices in science education. They developed inquiry-based instructional skills, enhanced teaching skills, and strategies to effectively communicate scientific concepts to a broad array of audiences. View the OCEANS Teaching Fellowships (Formerly GK-12)

Making Waves

This NSF-funded program generated six teacher magazine articles written by USF College of Marine Science graduate students about ocean science topics (Interactive Teacher and Science Scope). Each article referenced web-based curricular exercises for teachers to use in their classrooms. View Making Waves