Teacher Workshops

MATE ROV Workshops

Our marine technology educator workshops feature in-depth review of simple circuits, switches and soldering of electrical component parts and circuit boards, frame building of submersible vehicles, and test piloting. Workshop participants take home a remotely operated vehicle (ROV) kit to help prepare a student team for the Gray’s Reef Southeast MATE ROV Competition.

Rivers to Reefs

Our Rivers to Reefs program is a teacher professional development workshop experience and immersive learning opportunity led by instructors from Gray’s Reef National Marine Sanctuary Foundation (Cathy Sakas), NOAA Gray’s Reef National Marine Sanctuary (Kimberly Roberson), and Skidaway Institute of Oceanography (Dr. Marc Frischer), hosted aboard the 92′ SkIO research vessel SAVANNAH.

This year, participants joined us for a full day cruise to explore the brackish Wilmington River, sample water and trawl for organisms in the sound, explore the marsh and estuarine ecology, and sail out into open Atlantic Ocean waters to discover the near-shore, live bottom seafloor habitats of Gray’s Reef National Marine Sanctuary.

This single day workshop provides a holistic view of aquatic ecosystems by infusing mathematics (water quality analysis), chemistry (water quality testing), marine biology (flora and fauna), social studies (coastal cultures and watershed connections), with remote sensing technologies and hands-on projects throughout the experience.

Follow along on our journey via Facebook/Instagram to discover the connection between our rivers and reefs.

Stand-by for your invitation to immersive education! Our workshops are all booked but sign-up here to receive an invitation to future workshops hosted by Gray's Reef National Marine Sanctuary Foundation. Thank you for your interest!