Jean-Michel Cousteau: Ocean Adventures

Using Ocean Adventures in the Classroom
A Word from Jean-Michel Cousteau
Educator Guide to Voyage to Kure
Educator Guide to Sharks at Risk
Educator Guide to The Gray Whale Obstacle Course
Educator Guide to America's Underwater Treasures
Educator Guide to Return to the Amazon
Educator Guide to Sea Ghosts (Belugas)
Educator Guide to Call of the Killer Whale
The Watershed Quest
Tips for Using Science Multimedia
Educator Web Links
Download Library
Outreach Partners


Education Outreach Partners

Check out these Ocean Adventures partner organizations for additional educational resources.

Ambassadors of the Environment
Developed by Jean-Michel Cousteau and the Ocean Futures Society team, AOTE gives young people an experience they could never have in the classroom. The programs take place in beautiful natural settings where young people can be connected to the natural world, to other people and to future generations. With a focus on sustainable living, participants are given resources and empowered to take action as Ambassadors of the Environment. (at

Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA)
With its more than 200 accredited members, AZA is a non-profit organization that is a leader in global wildlife conservation, and a link to helping animals in their native habitats. The AZA envisions a world where all people respect, value and conserve animals and nature. (at

Centers for Ocean Sciences Education Excellence (COSEE)
The COSEE is a network of seven regional centers that act locally, regionally and nationally to promote the development of effective partnerships between research scientists and educators, disseminate effective ocean sciences programs, and promote a vision of ocean education as a charismatic, interdisciplinary vehicle for creating a more scientifically literate workforce and citizenry. (at

Girl Scouts of the USA
Girl Scouting strives to build girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place. The Elliott Wildlife Values Project helps Girl Scouts learn the importance of wildlife, nature, and the environment; practice science inquiry skills; investigate careers; and do community service that benefits the environment and supports wildlife. (at

Marine Activities, Resources and Education (MARE)
MARE is a whole-school interdisciplinary science program at the Lawrence Hall of Science offering year-round professional development opportunities, including events that immerse the entire school in the study and celebration of the ocean. Many MARE schools organize week to month long ocean events for the entire school at the culmination of their study. (at

National Marine Educators Association (NMEA)
NMEA brings together those who are dedicated to teaching and learning about the world of water and provides a platform for them to learn and work together, promoting awareness, appreciation and conservation of our aquatic environment --both fresh and salt. NMEA provides a valuable focus for marine and aquatic studies worldwide. (at

National Marine Sanctuary Program
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's National Marine Sanctuary Program serves as the trustee for a system of 14 underwater parks. The sanctuary's education mission is to enhance public awareness, understanding and appreciation of the marine environment. Educational offerings include curricula tied to national standards and high tech learning resources to bring oceans into homes and classrooms. (at

Ocean Futures Society
Founded by Jean-Michel Cousteau, the mission of Ocean Futures Society is to explore our global ocean with a focus on educating people throughout the world to act responsibly for its protection. Ocean Futures also works in partnership with scientists and researchers to increase public awareness of their ongoing scientific research and offers youth education programs that promote environmental stewardship and sustainable living. The Web site provides the latest conservation news, research, exploration and education activities at Ocean Futures Society. (at