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Ocean Literacy - Summary 2012
My Submarine Ocean Explorer for Kids
NOAA Scientist Dave Withrow comes to DC Charter School
Large Scale Decision Making
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The College of Exploration is a global learning network. We work with partners around the world on innovative and exploratory learning programs about our environment, Earth, Ocean, technology, leadership, learning and creativity. We are organized as a collegium concerned with programs about our understanding of, development, and relationships with and between inner and outer worlds.

Since 1991, TCOE has designed, delivered and evaluated educational programs, workshops, courses, and events for learners of all ages around the globe, with a particular emphasis on web-based courses and workshops for educators, teachers and students of all ages.

Our national and international expertise includes producing and offering both on-site and online events, such as workshops and conference services, as well as a number of related activities, including working with partners on strategic planning, large-scale decision-making, evaluation and assessment, media production, curriculum support for teachers, and forums for students, educators and researchers.

We work with partners around the world. We welcome new partners and projects to collaborate:

  • Creating and offering online ubiquitous networked collaborative learning environments
  • Providing professional and organizational development, training and learning programs
  • Connecting scientists and their research with educators and the general public
  • Creating and incorporating video
  • Facilitating large-scale decision-making events online, bringing groups together for many purposes
  • Co-exploring and co-creating new programs, initiatives and missions


We see a continued need to improve and increase learning opportunities, especially in the geosciences, particularly ocean and earth sciences. We work with partners who need experienced professionals to make projects the best they can be. We often partner with others, including co-writing proposals, in grant endeavors.

Please contact us to explore possibilities and the potential for collaboration on new and existing projects.

Online Campus

Current Courses / Activities

Science Education for 21st Century Learners

Coming Oct. 13 - Nov. 3, 2014
This workshop will begin by familiarizing participants with an easy-to-use template for analyzing research articles for use in classroom and education planning. Learn More



PAST Courses / Activities

IPMEN Conference in Japan (July 10 - 16, 2014)

The “5th International Pacific Marine Educators Network Conference” will be this year in Tokyo, IWATE, Japan.   The College of Exploration provides communication, learning infrastructure and management for IPMEN. Learn More

Deep-sea Discoveries in the Atlantic onboard the NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer
- An Online Workshop to Advance Transatlantic Ocean Science Literacy

March 3 – April 4, 2014
The NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer spent the 2013 field season exploring a wide variety of seafloor features and biological communities in and between largely unexplored canyons in the Northeast Atlantic Ocean, providing new informa­tion about how these canyons change over time and revealing hot spots for biodiversity. Learn more

COURSE COMPLETED: Though the above interactive class has been completed, you can still check it out to read and learn. Click here!