On Friday, the OP Team had another great opportunity to talk face-to-face with some of the people that the Ocean Portal will serve: teachers. More than 4,000 teachers attended Smithsonian Teachers Night, and hundreds stopped by our table in the Sant Ocean Hall to chat with us and learn more about the OP. Teachers, your enthusiasm was infectious! We thought it was interesting how many of you noted the need for great pictures and video, as well as really cool, interesting, and even weird information that can help hook students. We hope you’ll find some of what you’re looking for in our Cool Stuff feature, but please keep the suggestions coming!

If you left your contact information with us, you’ll here from us soon. If you weren’t able to meet us in person but want to join the dialog, please email us or find us on Facebook. We would love to hear your feedback! And thanks for all you do!