Since 2014, Ocean Exploration Trust and CITGO have partnered to bring the cutting-edge excitement of ocean exploration and the inspiration of discovery into the classrooms for students in and around Lake Charles, Louisiana, Houston and Corpus Christi, Texas, and Lemont, Illinois. This Community STEM Program has inspired thousands of students and community members through live ship-to-shore broadcasts, educator professional development events, at-sea programs, and STEM lessons and activities.

CITGO has supported the development of the Beyond the Wow educational video series.

STEM Resources Developed
Educators Trained
Live Ship-to-Shore Interactions


CITGO’s partnership has supported more than 25 Corps of Exploration members, including: