The JASON Project is a 501(c)(c3) non-profit organization that connects students with scientists and researchers in real- and near-real time, virtually and physically, to provide mentored, authentic and enriching science learning experiences.
JASON and its partners create these connections using multiple platforms and technologies, including award-winning, standards-based Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) curricula developed with NOAA, NASA, National Geographic Society and others; after-school and out-of-school activities; camp experiences; and exploration programs for museums, aquariums, libraries and community centers. The result is a year-round continuum of classroom and out-of-classroom learning.
Founded in 1989 by Dr. Robert D. Ballard, JASON is a nonprofit organization managed by Sea Research Foundation, Inc. and governed by Sea Research and National Geographic Society.
Sea Research Foundation, Inc., a 501(c)(3) organization, operates Mystic Aquarium in Mystic, CT; the Ocean Exploration Center, focused on deep ocean environments and led by Dr. Robert D. Ballard; and, in partnership with National Geographic, JASON Learning. The mission of Sea Research (www.searesearch.org) is to inspire people to care for and protect our ocean planet through education, research and exploration.