Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary

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For Teachers

Providing educational opportunities for students and educators is a high priority for the sanctuary.  To reach as many students as possible, the sanctuary provides curriculum, training opportunities, and programs including workshops, field trips to the visitor center, classroom cruises, education “trunks” and other classroom materials, and resources on the web.


NOAA Teacher at Sea Program

Great Lakes Stewardship Initiative (GLSI): Expanding classrooms, strengthening communities. Opportunities for Northeast Michigan teachers and students to connect with community partners. Funding opportunities and professional development available.



Frequently Used Resources:

Calendar of seasonal outreach events and programs.

Student Group Visit Form

Classroom Cruises in the sanctuary

National Marine Sanctuaries Webinar Series for Educators

Request an Education Traveling Trunk

Underwater Exploration with Robots

Lesson Plans

Distance Learning

Contact Education Coordinator:


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