Take a deeper dive into the Hudson Canyon, one of the largest submarine canyons in the world, located just 100 miles east of NYC! This bio-diverse habitat offers a unique opportunity for an interdisciplinary lesson modeling civic participation, by highlighting a local, environmental human impact issue and proposing a course of action. In this course, you will work in groups to learn more about the ways stakeholders benefit from the canyon (as a natural and economic resource) and represent their viewpoints in proposing the Hudson Canyon as a marine sanctuary. Activities using data portals and modeling deep sea exploration promote exciting ways to expand your STEM strategies. Teachers will model student learning opportunities, brainstorm differentiation options for diverse learners, and develop an action plan for implementing course content into their curriculum.