Deep Earth Academy’s mission is to raise awareness about ocean drilling science and its central role in our understanding of the Earth’s past, present and future, teach science content and process, and inspire careers in science, technology, engineering and math. Our approach includes use of authentic data, inquiry-centered activities and interdisciplinary explorations drawing from the adventures of the JOIDES Resolution ship and the earlier ocean drilling ship; the Glomar Challenger.

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Teach-It: curriculum and classroom activities for kindergarten through college level!
Borrow Teaching Kits and Core models.
Learn who is on board Expedition 345 with the Hess Deep Rift Playing Cards.
Check out the new volume of the graphic novel “Choose Your Own Tales of the Resolution – Jobs on the JR,” where students choose to follow an engineer, scientist, or welder aboard the JOIDES Resolution. This is a great tool for showing science in action and the integration of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math that happens on the ship.
Want a short, introductory presentation on the JR? Click here.
Visit the JOIDES Resolution website to follow the current expedition; read blogs, post comments, watch videos, play games, and more.
Looking for ocean drilling data? Check out How to Access Scientific Drilling Data and Publications – the easy way (PDF)
What on Earth is a core? Learn more about these unique windows to Earth’s past – which provide clues to Earth’s future.
Latest Blog Posts from the JOIDES Resolution:
A Swell Time July 6, 2014
Mixed News July 1, 2014
POOHing June 27, 2014
Speaking Frankly June 23, 2014
Ex345 Hess Deep Update: Post-Cruise Meeting June 20, 2014
The Greatest Game on Earth June 17, 2014
Time is a relative thing… June 15, 2014
In the Eye of the Storm June 12, 2014
A.Bogus Voyage June 9, 2014
At the bottom of the ocean June 7, 2014

Latest News from Deep Earth Academy:
Program Update: Deep Earth Academy – June 2014
How Science Works!
US Ambassador Caroline Kennedy Visits the JOIDES Resolution
Program Update: Deep Earth Academy – April 2014
Program Update: Deep Earth Academy – February 2014
Program Update: Deep Earth Academy – January 2014
Lush Life, Deep Down
Program Update: Deep Earth Academy – October 2013
Program Update: Deep Earth Academy – September 2013
Program Update: Deep Earth Academy – August 2013
» Browse entire Deep Earth Academy News Archive

Our Thanks
Deep Earth Academy wouldn’t exist without our sponsors: NSF, Consortium for Ocean Leadership, US Science Support Program, and Integrated Ocean Drilling Program – US Implementing Organization.