Discovery Of Coastal Environments: Virtual Field Trips on the Internet (DOCE) is a project of the University of Rhode Island's (URI) Office of Marine Programs that was funded by the Eisenhower Professional Development Program. Conducted as a teacher institute, this project offered an integrated experience in marine science and technology for teachers. The product of the program are virtual field trips to four of Rhode Island's coastal ecosystems. The project seeks to fill a need for current, topical science education materials on Rhode Island's coastal environment. One priority of the DOCE project was expanding teachers' knowledge and understanding of science and technology in order to implement the Benchmarks for Science Literacy established by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and the state of Rhode Island's Science Literacy For All Students: The Rhode Island Science Framework.