Activity or Mini-Lesson

Virtual Fieldtrip to Exploration Vessel Nautilus

Screenshot of the virtual fieldtrip back deck
Ocean Exploration Trust

Transport students to the sea to step aboard a research and exploration ship E/V Nautilus. Learners can virtually explore the spaces where scientists, engineers, and explorers work! In this virtual tour, students can move around the ship at their own speed, exploring various workspaces, learning about exploration activities by clicking icons with videos, blogs, and infographics. Students will experience what it is like to live and work on a moving vessel with multiple viewpoints, including a dollhouse view and different floor levels.

Objectives & learning outcomes

This experience will:

  • Increase students’ awareness of STEM education careers 
  • Build students’ understanding of working and living on an exploration vessel
  • Increase students’ knowledge of deep-sea exploration terminology

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Prep time and materials cost minimal, may require printing.


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