By providing a free, hands-on, marine science and outdoor education program, O’Neill Sea Odyssey will:
- Help schools reach National Science and Mathematics Education Standards through outdoor education curricula aligned with NOAA’s (National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration’s) Ocean Literacy Essential Principals and Fundamental Concepts.
- Encourage environmental stewardship and leadership skills among low income, at risk and underserved youth through community service.
- Improve environmentally responsible behaviors (ERB’s) among low income, at risk and underserved youth.
- Improve the health and viability of urban watersheds, wetlands and schools by promoting community service.