Stewards of the Sea Environmental Outreach Program

The "Stewards of the Sea: Defending Freedom, Protecting the Environment" exhibit opened on March 13, 2014, and is located on the 3rd Floor of the Nauticus in Norfolk, Virginia. The 1,000-square foot exhibit is a dynamic display that showcases how the U.S. Navy protects the environment while operating at sea. 

Through the use of hands-on activities, games, videos, and immersive scenarios, visitors can: 
  • Scan the horizon through giant “Big Eye” binoculars to look for whales, dolphins or manatees 
  • Pretend to be a Sailor looking for enemy submarines using sonar 
  • Hear what marine mammal, man-made and natural sounds are like underwater 
  • Learn how whales are tagged an monitored 
  • See scientific research equipment used by the Navy to study the ocean environment 
  • Learn about environmental careers in the Navy