Gray's Reef National Marine Sanctuary may not be accessible to most people, so its importance is emphasized through education and outreach programs. Sanctuary staff work to get ocean literacy-based programs into schools and informal programs by working with the Office of National Marine Sanctuaries and local partners.

A sea turtle rests under a rocky ledge on a reef

For Public

Learn more about Gray's Reef National Marine Sanctuary without getting your feet wet.

A group of people prepare scientific equipment on the deck of a boat.

For Teachers

When an opportunity arises, Gray's Reef invites teachers aboard single- or multi-day expeditions to the sanctuary for an immersive learning experience through the NOAA Teacher at Sea Program.

A brown fish rests in the channel of a pink sponge

For Students

Learn more about the animals and marine life of Gray's Reef with this special creature feature and underwater robot competition.