ACCESS: The Deepwater Horizon oil spill
Event Date: April 26, 2017
Event Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Location: Virtual Learning

For several years, Discovery Hall Programs of the Dauphin Island Sea Lab has partnered with the Alabama State Department of Education’s ACCESS (Alabama Connecting Classrooms, Educators, and Students Statewide) distance learning program to bring Alabama’s coast and ocean literacy to all Alabama’s students.

On April 26, Dr. Tina Miller-Way, the chair of Disocovery Hall Programs, will discuss the Deepwater Horizon oil spill and the science that's come of the disaster in the past seven years.

These virtual field trip programs connect students in Alabama’s classrooms to an educator at the Sea Lab using video conferencing technology. DISL can show students live animals  collected from local habitats or animals from the exhibits in our aquarium, the Estuarium. A multiple camera system allows for close up examination of shell shape or internal organs or a wide field view of a dolphin skeleton or a live lionfish. The technology permits questions and conversations between the students in the classroom and the educator at DISL during the program.

All programs are tied to the Alabama Course of Study Standards.

To register for a program, please click here or go to the ACCESS program’s website.

If you are interested in these programs and your school does not have the technology required or you are unable to join us at these times, please contact Discovery Hall Programs at 251-861- 2141, 7515 or email We may be able to help bring these programs to your students using different technology.