A great deal of research has been conducted on the science literacy and teaching practices of K-12 classroom teachers. Much less is known about scientists’ involvement in education and outreach with K-12 schools and public audiences.
To fill that gap COSEE Mid-Atlantic (now known as COSEE NOW and COSEE Coastal Trends) has conducted an annual scientist survey since 2004 to gather data on the education involvement, practices and needs of scientists affiliated with ocean observing systems. Our goal is to improve the exchange of data and teaching practices between scientists and educators so that teachers, students and the public can make the best use of ocean observing systems data.
This report includes survey results from 2004 through 2007. For 2008 results, see the COSEE NOW Scientist Survey report.
Click to download Cosee MA Scientist Survey Report 2004-2007 (pdf)
Time & Money, time & money….it always seems to come down to this. I wonder how many educators and scientists would be willing to stretch their talents past the limitations of time and money and make a committment to do one small thing? Many small fish can swim together and form a school that has strength in numbers!