School Programs

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Providing educational opportunities for students is a high priority for the sanctuary. K-12 programs include plenty of free exhibits to discover at the Great Lakes Maritime Heritage center, school field trips, classroom cruises to see shipwrecks in Thunder Bay aboard the Lady Michigan glass-bottom boat, web resources such as virtual dives, the annual student film competition, and the annual student underwater robotics competition. There is always something to discover!

Book a school group visit to the Great Lakes Maritime Heritage Center, and/or a classroom cruise on Lady Michigan.

Sancutaries 360: Virtual Dives

Immerse yourself in the ocean and your national marine sanctuaries without getting wet! These virtual reality voyages use 360-degree images to highlight the amazing habitats, animals, and cultural resources you can find in each national marine sanctuary.

Stories from the Blue: A Teacher's Perspective

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See how one teacher has focused on Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary to create exciting experiences for his “Shipwreck Alley” high school students.