Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuary may not be accessible to most people, but its importance in the marine ecosystem is emphasized through education and outreach programs. The sanctuary staff works to get ocean literacy based programs into schools and informal programs by working with the Office of National Marine Sanctuaries and local partners. Through exhibits, radio programs, teacher workshops/programs, field seminars, 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.

For Teachers

Get free activities for the classroom, find out about grants, and professional development opportunities.

Workshops and Programs

Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuary occasionally offers or partners with other marine education organizations to offer a variety of professional development opportunities for teachers, including Teacher at Sea Opportunities.

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Curriculum and Activities

Curriculum and activities including Winged Ambassadors - Ocean Literacy Through the Eyes of Albatross.

Other Resources

Get games, listen to the Sanctuary Radio Program and enjoy videos and photos.

Games and Activities

Games and activities that are available to learn more about the sanctuary.

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Sanctuary Radio Program

Tune into the Sanctuary Radio Program with Ocean Currents.


Access photos, videos and maps in this multimedia library.

Sanctuary Facts

Learn about the sanctuary, the environment and the inhabitants.