Immersion Learning has developed eight multimedia programs that engage students — both in and out of school — in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). Each program includes 8 to 12 hands-on activities, videos, and interactive online resources. The educator pack for each program includes a full-color copy of the print curriculum, a CD containing a PDF version of the curriculum, and a DVD containing corresponding video clips. All print curriculum activities include a youth reading selection, activity masters, and comprehensive educator notes. The reading selections and activities are written at a sixth grade level and can be used with students in grades 1 through 8.

Our Programs

Ancient Eruptions

Students will travel with oceanographer Dr. Robert Ballard to the Greek island of Thera to explore the site of the second-largest volcanic eruption in human history and learn about the fascinating civilization that thrived there before the eruption. STEM topics covered include navigation, volcanism, plate tectonics, rocks and minerals, hydrothermal vents, archaeology, natural disasters, and careers.


Students will join dolphin researcher Dr. Kathleen Dudzinski as she studies the communication and behavior of dolphins around the world. STEM topics covered include evolution, adaptations, behavior, communication, sound, waves, research tools, marine science, animal rescue and rehabilitation, constellations, conservation, and careers. 

Life at the Extremes

Students will travel with Dr. Robert Ballard, Dr. Deborah Kelley, and their team to explore the unique “Lost City” hydrothermal vent field located about 9 mi (15 km) from the Mid-Atlantic Ridge at a depth of more than 2,100 ft (640 m). STEM topics covered include plate tectonics, rocks and minerals, chemical reactions, pH, biodiversity, extremophiles, buoyancy, remotely operated vehicles, and careers.  

Marine Mammals of the Arctic

Students will learn about the general biology and population dynamics of key Arctic animals such as beluga whales, ice seals, narwhals, and polar bears. They will also explore current threats and conservation efforts. STEM topics covered include Arctic geography, climate change, adaptations, predator-prey relationships, marine mammal husbandry, research methods, conservation, and careers.

Monterey Bay

Students will dive into the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary off the coast of Monterey, California, to explore many of the region’s fascinating ecosystems. STEM topics covered include ocean circulation, estuaries, adaptations, the intertidal zone, kelp forests, the deep sea, the open ocean, and careers.

Nautilus Live

Students will explore ocean science and learn about world-famous oceanographer Dr. Robert Ballard and his team aboard Exploration Vessel (E/V) Nautilus. STEM topics covered include the history of ocean exploration, buoyancy, density, remotely operated vehicles, ocean exploration tools, marine archaeology, marine geology, and marine biology.

Return to Titanic

Students will join Dr. Robert Ballard and a team of scientists as they return to the wreck of the RMS Titanic to determine how much the ship has deteriorated since its initial discovery in 1985. STEM topics covered include scale drawings, buoyancy, model-building, weathering, photomosaics, remotely operated vehicles, latitude and longitude, coordinate grids, communication technology, radio waves, conservation, and careers.

Secrets of the Gulf

Students will join an interdisciplinary team of scientists to explore the fascinating biology, geology and archaeology of the Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary in the Gulf of Mexico. STEM topics covered include rocks and minerals, petroleum formation, density, coral biology, food chains and food webs, manta ray biology, marine archaeology, technologies used in ocean exploration, and careers.

JASON Learning: A Partnership of Sea Research Foundation and National Geographic