Investigate the health of our environment and discover how to protect our planet's most diverse ecosystems
Connect with scientists from the Great Lakes WATER Institute, National Geographic, Ocean Exploration Trust, and NOAA to:
Investigate alien invaders in the Great Lakes
Protect whales in the Atlantic Ocean
Discover why there are so many sharks on the reefs of Hawaii
Snorkel over a coral reef in the Gulf of Mexico
Expedition 1: Invaders – A Constant Ecological Battle
Host Researcher: Dr. Russell Cuhel Ecologist and Senior Scientist Great Lakes WATER Institute – University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
Investigate and analyze the critical abiotic and biotic factors that define an ecosystem.
Expedition 2: Survivors – Securing a Niche
Host Researcher: Dr. Robert Ballard Founder, JASON Learning Explorer-in-Residence, National Geographic Society
Discover the competitive strategies within a resilient ecosystem.
Expedition 3: Paradise Lost – A Fragile Environmental Recovery
Host Researcher: Dr. Sylvia Earle Oceanographer Explorer-in-Residence, National Geographic Society
Assess a degraded ecosystem by gathering historical and current evidence.
Expedition 4: Paradise Found – Earth’s Natural Treasures
Host Researcher: Dr. Enric Sala Ecologist National Geographic Society Fellow
Journey through the oceans and Earth’s outer layers to its core to better understand the dynamic nature of our planet.
Expedition 5: The Rescue – Protect the Biosphere
Host Researcher: Dr. Leila Hatch Ocean Noise Specialist NOAA
Defend Earth’s biodiversity through personal action and community involvement.
Student Edition (Print & Digital)
This 120-page, full-color magazine introduces the host researchers and Argonaut teams, provides the science background knowledge and the tools to help students solve each Mission challenge. It also contains a “getting started” tutorial, reference charts, a glossary, and interdisciplinary connections.
Teacher Edition (Print & Digital)
This 144-page, two-color manual includes facsimile Student Edition pages, wrap-around teacher notes, lesson plans, extentions, worksheets, and resources.
60 minutes of videos introduce teachers and students to some of the world’s top explorers and key science concepts. Our video content is seamlessly woven throughout the curriculum, offering a gateway into the exciting world of exploration and adventure.
Digital Labs and Games
Digital Labs allow students to explore the scientists’ work through interactive online games such as the “Operation: Resilient Planet Game,” JASON’s award-winning 3D underwater adventure.