This past Saturday, a crew of scientists and educators set sail aboard R/V Endeavor to explore the biogeochemistry of the Dead Zone in the Gulf of Mexico. If you’ve ever wondered what it’s like to be a scientist at sea (especially during the hottest time of the year), we encourage you to follow along on […]
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COSIA Internships for 2011
Over the past several years, students at the Institute of Marine and Coastal Sciences at Rutgers University have been able to participate in Communicating Ocean Sciences for Informal Audiences (COSIA). This course provides students an opportunity to develop their communications and teaching skills, in tandem with their science education, allowing them to become more effective […]
LSC Earth Science Teacher Working Group
The following opportunity is being provided by COSEE NOW partner Liberty Science Center. We encourage teachers who are using Real-Time Data in their classrooms to check it out. Through a grant from NASA, the Liberty Science Center will be offering a Summer Institute for Earth Science teachers who have experience using real-time or near-real time […]
Reflecting on Practice Workshop for Informal Science Educators (2011)
COSEE NOW partner Liberty Science Center, in collaboration with Rutgers University and Lawrence Hall of Science, is pleased to offer a free day-long workshop for informal science educators.
COSIA Marine Transportation Activities
In the spring of 2010, students in Rutgers University Communicating Ocean Science to Informal Audiences (COSIA) worked with professional educators to develop these lessons and activities about Marine Transportation and Maritime Security related themes.
Welcome to 2011
It’s a new year, and there’s a lot to get excited about NOW. Ross Sea Connection This month, COSEE NOW partner scientist Dr. Josh Kohut will be leading a research cruise to the Ross Sea. And we’re thrilled that he’s included Chris Linder, a renowned environmental photographer, and Hugh Powell, an experienced science writer, on […]
COSEE NOW is pleased to present “A plague in air and sea: Neutralizing the acid of progress,” a profile of biological oceanographer Debora Inglesias-Rodriguez, and her work studdying the consequences of ocean acidification. A comprehensive lesson plan is also provided, that leads students through an exploration of the relationship between carbon dioxide and acidification.
The Expanding NOW Community
This month, as the leaves change color and the weather turns chilly, we are delighted to announce the launch of a new blog, RU COLD, and a number of cool new workgroups. Check out the October Newsletter for more.
MACOORA Usability Test
Can web sites and data visualizations be tested? How does one find out how usable they are? In August 2008, a team of COSEE NOW members conducted a web site usability test with a group of fishermen to learn more about the process and how fishermen use real-time ocean data.
The Fall Season Starts NOW
After a busy and productive summer, COSEE NOW welcomes the fall with our brand new member newsletter and some exciting new online resources for educators (see below). Check out our newsletter for the latest update.