COSEE Networked Ocean World (NOW) and the Bridge, a National Sea Grant education project operated by Virginia Sea Grant, are pleased to announce two web seminars on ocean science education. These FREE web seminars will introduce educators and scientists to web resources that help incorporate ocean observing system (OOS) science into instruction and start a discussion on developing OOS based educational materials.
The first seminar will focus on the Bridge, a national online ocean science education resource center aimed at K-14 classroom teachers. On the Bridge educators can find ocean science topic information, lesson plans, classroom activities, professional development opportunities, student summer opportunities, connections to research institutions and much more.
The second seminar will be an OOS primer, introducing educators to the different technologies used in coastal and ocean observing, including satellites, autonomous underwater vehicles and high-frequency radar. With a better understanding of these components and where to locate classroom-ready activities and resources, participants will be able to integrate ocean observing systems and their data into all disciplines of science education.
COSEE NOW Webinar I: The Bridge: An Online Ocean Science Education Resource Center
Date: Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Time: 2:00-2:30 p.m. Eastern
Presenter: Lisa Ayers Lawrence
- View the Recorded Presentation - If you didn’t get a chance to join us, or even if you did and you want to review the session, check out the session recording.
COSEE NOW Webinar II: Ocean Observing System (OOS) Education Primer
Date: Thursday, May 28, 2009
Time: 2:00-3:00 p.m. Eastern
Presenter: Christopher Petrone
- Do to a technical glitch, we do not have the recording of this session. However, a more polished introduction to observing systems and how to use them in educational settings is in the works. Stay tuned!