Workshops and Programs

Teachers at sea looking back at the camera

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. Workshops focus on topics related to ocean conservation and marine sanctuary ecosystems.

Teacher at Sea

Due to COVID-19, Teacher at Sea opportunities are suspended.

Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuary recruits and places educators to be Teacher(s) at Sea on the annual ACCESS cruise in collaboration with the Greater Farallones National Marine Sanctuary and Point Blue Conservation Science. Learn more and meet past teachers at sea.

Teacher at Sea Opportunities are seasonal and require a commitment from the teacher to participate fully during the research cruise if selected and implement new activities in the classroom related to the at sea experience. To find out how to apply for a Teacher at Sea experience with Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuary contact

Local Grant Opportunities

Find out about local grant opportunities for implementing watershed and ocean related education programs in your classroom. The Ocean Guardian Program and San Francisco BWET programoffer funds to school/organizations that want to implement watershed based/ocean education related education programs.