Education & Outreach

Ocean science education is central to the mission of the ISC. To inspire the next generation of ocean explorers, the ISC provides behind-the-scenes tours, camps, and conducts educational programs for students, educators, and the public. ISC scientists and staff lead all programs. The ISC also facilitates live communications between vessels at sea and classrooms and informal education institutions around the globe.

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Education Services

  • Live interactions
  • K-16 resources
  • Professional development

Education Programs

Inner Space Center (ISC) educational programs are intended for school (5th grade through undergraduate), youth (ages 10 and above), and public groups. Select programs can be adapted for younger audiences.

  • A variety of 45-minute options are available for your educational experience.
  • All programs are led by ISC staff and ocean scientists with expertise in the subject area.
  • All programs can be offered in house at the ISC, at your location, or virtually


The ISC offers an Ocean Science Exploration Camp for youth ages 11-15. During this week-long day camp, ocean explorers engage in hands-on activities and investigations, tune into live oceanographic expeditions, meet scientists, and learn about different ocean careers. The 2018 camp will focus on Biological Oceanography.  


The Inner Space Center Team engages worldwide with a number of science, technology, and education partner organizations to provide scientific and educational support.  Each project page features a description and links to the project’s website.


Discover where the latest deep-sea explorations are taking place, see ancient shipwreck artifacts from previous expeditions, and listen to scientists as they make their next discoveries!


International hub for ocean science exploration