Programs for Educators

The Office of Marine Programs offers numerous outreach programs, professional development experiences, and resources to meet the needs of science teachers interested in capturing students' interest and strengthening their own content knowledge.


Narragansett Bay Classroom Programs and Field Trips

The Narragansett Bay Classroom (NBC) is a vehicle through which URI's Office of Marine Programs offers a variety of marine and environmental short courses, lectures, tours, field trips, interpretive programs, camps, and training opportunities for people of all ages.



Marine Science Websites

The Office of Marine Programs has developed several websites focusing on marine science education and outreach including the Census of Marine Life Portal, Investigating Marine Life, and Marine Life Discoveries.




ARMADA Project Research Experiences

The ARMADA Project, funded by the National Science Foundation, provides K-12 teachers an opportunity to actively participate in ocean, polar, and environmental science research and peer mentoring.



Rhode Island Teacher at Sea

The Rhode Island Teacher-at-Sea (RITAS) Program is designed to establish sustainable partnerships between ocean scientists, researchers and teachers who live and teach in Rhode Island. Teachers selected for the RITAS Program will become part of a scientific research team conducting ocean science research during a cruise aboard the R/V Endeavor.