Our mission is to increase public understanding of the oceans, provide educators (teachers) formal coursework in ocean sciences, and advance the science teaching and communication skills of our graduate students. It is our hope that our programs and courses will inspire and educate the next generation of scientists and educators, while encouraging the 'citizen scientist' in everyone.

Our programs are interactive and interdisciplinary providing experiential learning via research cruises, coastal field trips, research projects, and web-based technologies. State and federal agencies, businesses, and individual supporters are an integral part of the success and continuation of our programs.




Accepting applications for 2018 Oceanography Camp for Girls January-March, 2018

Spoonbill Ocean Sciences Bowl is Saturday, February 24, 2018

GLOBE Environmental Monitoring Professional Development is March 17, 2018

NOAA Ocean Exploration Teacher Professional Development is March 24, 2018

NOSB Finals Competition in Boulder, CO is April 19-22, 2018

Oceanography Camp for Girls is June 11-29, 2018