For Educators

Educator Opportunities

Currently available opportunities for both educators and their students. Find links to educator professional development, experiences for K-12 students and classrooms. Also appropriate for informal educators.


Educators, participate firsthand in marine science and technology from shore or at sea during our research expeditions. Interact with researchers, engineers and ship’s crew. Participate in real time research, connect with classrooms via the internet and share your experiences in real time with students as you enjoy life on the high seas.

Educator Resources

Ocean Sense

The Ocean Sense education program uses data and resources from Ocean Networks Canada's coastal and deep-sea observatories to provide a unique platform for learners and educators to dive into the ocean and explore the world beneath the waves.

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Resources & Lesson Plans

Explore western science and Ts’msyen ways of knowing and understanding the powerful dynamics (density) at play within coastal BC estuaries 

Explore the diversity of the Arctic Ocean through two engaging lessons that discuss the difference between species abundance and species richness. 

A series of activities, highlighting the extreme ecosystem of the Enveavour Hydrothermal Vents off BC's coast and its designation as a Marine Protected Area (MPA). 


Oceanography 101

Dive into the depths of marine science and technology with our oceanography glossary! Learn about the various ocean properties that are being studied to better understand this unique ecosystem; the extreme environments and unworldly creatures that call the ocean home; the amazing technology that is being used to study and help scientists better understand the ocean; and the biological, chemical, physical and geographical  threats that are impacting the global ocean. 

About the Observatories

Ocean Networks Canada's deep sea laboratories in the Northeast Pacific, Salish Sea and the Arctic are helping humans increase their knowledge of marine ecosystems and ocean processes through real-time data coming straight from the seafloor. Discover what is happing in the ocean through underwater tools like cameras, hydrophones, water property sensors and remotely-operated instruments.

Latest Posts on our Learning Blog

Join Ocean Networks Canada for Science Odyssey Week, May 11–20, 2018
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ONC was thrilled to return to the northern British Columbia coast for the 57th annual All Native Basketball Tournament and weeklong celebration of sport and culture.
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Discover the undersea observatories by exploring our selection of detailed maps.

iBooks & e-Pubs

Download and explore the latest publications in marine science. Keep up with developments and discoveries in marine science.