Our School of Rock program is a professional development opportunity for formal and informal educators on board the JOIDES Resolution. While living on board the ship, teachers will work with scientists and technicians to learn about many aspects of earth science, geology, paleo-oceanography and more done aboard this amazing ship, what we learn from scientific drilling, how to do the kinds of scientific analyses and lab exercises program-scientists do, and have time to process this information to being creating or modifying resources for their students.

School of Rock workshops occur once a year during a transit or tie-up period for the vessel. We are not currently accepting applications, but check back here often for updates. To read about past School of Rock workshops, click on the links below:

School of Rock 2017

School of Rock 2016

School of Rock 2012

School of Rock 2009

When the application period is open, we will accept submissions through our electronic application portal. A series of short essay questions, a CV or resume, and one letter of recommendation is required to apply.

Participants will be selected through a competitive application process. If accepted, all travel expenses to and from the ship will be covered by the program.

For more information, watch our School of Rock video and out video about educators on the ship!


SOR teachers

Questions? Contact Sharon Cooper: scooper@ldeo.columbia.edu