New Release: Gulf of Mexico Multidisciplinary High School Curriculum

Gulf of Mexico Multidisciplinary High School CurriculumA team of scientists and education staff with the Deep-C Consortium developed a user-friendly curriculum to help students make connections between the theoretical nature of science and real world applications.

This education tool uses application-based science to improve Gulf of Mexico literacy and addresses issues such as environmental disasters, their impacts on ocean ecosystems, and nature’s recovery mechanisms.

The materials and lesson plans contained in this 144-page book align with Ocean Literacy Principles and Florida’s Next Generation Sunshine State Standards. The curriculum has five modules, each representing the main research areas of the Deep-C Consortium: geomorphology, geochemistry, ecology, physical oceanography, and modeling. Each module includes five cumulative lessons, background information on the topic, relevant supplementary reading materials, a glossary, and an assessment.

For a downloadable PDF version of the curriculum, click here. For more information, click here.

The Deep-C Consortium has a limited number of hard copies available. To receive a free copy, email your name, school or group affiliation, and mailing address. 


This research was made possible in part by a grant from the Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI) to the Deepsea to Coast Connectivity in the Eastern Gulf of Mexico (Deep-C) consortium.

The Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI) is a 10-year independent research program established to study the effect, and the potential associated impact, of hydrocarbon releases on the environment and public health, as well as to develop improved spill mitigation, oil detection, characterization and remediation technologies. An independent and academic 20-member Research Board makes the funding and research direction decisions to ensure the intellectual quality, effectiveness and academic independence of the GoMRI research. All research data, findings and publications will be made publicly available. The program was established through a $500 million financial commitment from BP. For more information, visit

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