Oceanography The Official Magazine of
The Oceanography Society
Volume 10 Issue 03

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Volume 10, No. 3
Pages 153 - 154

OCEAN EDUCATION • Oceanography in the High School Setting

John A. FornshellFrank D. Ferrari
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All students at Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology (TJHSS&T), a magnet school for students with exceptional science aptitude in Northern Virginia, are required to complete a senior research project in 1 of 14 different subject areas. For the past eight years, students at TJHSS&T have had the option of studying oceanography as seniors. The course that started as a biological oceanography course in 1989 has been expanded to encompass physical oceanography as well and depends on cooperation of government and university science laboratories at the Smithsonian Institution, the U.S. Naval Academy (USNA), and Old Dominion University.


Fornshell, J.A., and F.D. Ferrari. 1997. Ocean education: Oceanography in the high school setting. Oceanography 10(3):153–154, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.1997.14.