Cordell Bank may not be accessible to most people, but its importance in the marine ecosystem is
emphasized through education and outreach programs. The sanctuary works to get ocean literacy based
programs into schools and informal programs by working with the National Marine Sanctuary Program
and local partners. Through exhibits, radio programs, teacher workshops/programs, field
and occasional lectures and films, the sanctuary staff hopes to reach as many people as possible to
emphasize the importance of a healthy ocean in our lives.