Discovery Education Features Ocean First Education in Earth Day Segment about the Ocean
Underwater expedition, “Take a Deep Dive Under the Sea,” is now available; Twitter chat with experts on Friday, April 22 at 1 p.m. EST
By leveraging digital tools and underwater video, including new 360 technology, we can give students anywhere in the world a window into the underwater world. Working in conjunction with Discovery Education and through this virtual experience, we are helping educators worldwide engage students and stimulate interest in STEM-related coursework," said Graham Casden, founder of Ocean First Education.
In collaboration with Discovery Education, students worldwide are exploring the ocean through a virtual “deep dive” with Ocean First Education this month. In celebration of Earth Day (April 22), Discovery Education, the leading provider of digital content and professional development for K-12 classrooms, teamed with Ocean First Education to produce a special virtual experience that engages students in a host of scientific and environmental topics. This underwater expedition, “Take a Deep Dive Under the Sea,” is now available here.
With exclusive underwater footage, this unique virtual experience explores a variety of critical science topics, such as marine science, biodiversity, and conservation, and offers students simple steps to help improve the ocean’s health. In addition, this exciting expedition features interviews with Ocean First Education founder Graham Casden, marine ecologist Caine Delacy, Ph. D., and curriculum and outreach coordinator Catherine Christopher.
“Discovery Education and Ocean First Education share a joint commitment to leveraging digital content and new technologies to more deeply engage students in learning,” said Kelli Campbell, senior vice president and digital learning officer at Discovery Education. “Together, we’ve created a unique virtual experience that takes students beyond the classroom to the ocean depths, where they will study some of the most important scientific and environmental topics of our time.”
In support of this Discovery Education event, Ocean First Education will participate in a Twitter chat at 1 p.m. EST on Friday, April 22. To engage in the Twitter chat, visit @DiscoveryEd and use hashtag #EarthDay2016.
“By leveraging digital tools and underwater video, including new 360 technology, we can give students anywhere in the world a window into the underwater world,” said Casden. “Working in conjunction with Discovery Education and through this virtual experience, we are helping educators worldwide engage students and stimulate interest in STEM-related coursework.”
The expedition and grade-specific classroom resources supporting Earth Day-related lessons are available to educators at no cost at http://www.discoveryeducation.com/EarthDay2016/.
About Discovery Education
Discovery Education is the global leader in standards-based digital content for K-12, transforming teaching and learning with award-winning digital textbooks, multimedia content, professional development, and the largest professional learning community of its kind. Serving 3 million educators and over 30 million students, Discovery Education’s services are in half of U.S. classrooms, 50 percent of all primary schools in the UK, and more than 50 countries. Discovery Education partners with districts, states and like-minded organizations to captivate students, empower teachers, and transform classrooms with customized solutions that increase academic achievement. Discovery Education is powered by Discovery Communications (NASDAQ: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK), the number one nonfiction media company in the world. Explore the future of education at www.discoveryeducation.com.
About Ocean First Education
Founded in 2008 and based in Boulder, Colorado, Ocean First Education provides innovative and dynamic digital marine science curricula for K-12. Our team of educators, scientists and researchers are committed to increasing awareness of marine environments and engaging students through interactive experiences. Ocean First Education is grounded in its mission to inspire our students, teachers and community to become stewards of the sea. For more information, visit www.OceanFirstEducation.com.
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