For Kids and Big Kids too!




Grades K-12, Undergrad/Graduate Students




Guy Harvey, COSEE Sea Grant, Smithsonian Portal, Ocean Day Kiosks (NOAA)




Welcome to the Education/Outreach site for the DEEPEND Program!  We are excited to share our 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-7, 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.   

Watch videos from Squirt!


Read postcards from the Deep!


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 in real time through participating on a research cruise with the DEEPEND Team.  Workshops are held once a year (Dania Beach, Fl Y2) and the teachers submit applications to become one of our DEEPEND team members on a cruise in May or August of that year.  Stay tuned for registration start date!



Dr. Heather Judkins (Coordinator) - USFSP
Dr. Tracey Sutton (DEEPEND PI) - NSUOC
Dr. Danté Fenolio - SAZ Dept. Cons. & Res.
Dr. Tamara Frank - NSUOC
Dr. Matthew Johnston - NSUOC
Dr. Mahmood Shivji – NSUOC; Guy Harvey Res. Institute; Save Our Seas Foundation
Ms. Ruth Musgrave - WhaleTimes., Inc.
Ms. April Cook (DEEPEND PM) - NSUOC
Ms. Nina Pruzinsky (DEEPEND Research Associate) - NSUOC
Ms. Natalie Slayden (DEEPEND, Graduate Research Assistant) - NSUOC
Dr. Jose Lopez – NSUOC; COSEE-FL
Dr. Denise Kendall - SAZ Dept. Cons. & Res.
Ms. Nicole Sandoval -SAZ Dept. Cons. & Res.



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