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New Educational Video from GEARS workshop participant Rachel Shelly, FSU

The COSEE NOW team along with colleagues Catherine Halversen (COSEE CA), Bob Chen (COSEE OCEAN), and Annette deCharon and Carla Companion (COSEE Ocean Systems) recently held a workshop for early career scientists called GEARS. The GEARS program is designed to help scientists effectively communicate the broader impacts of their work. The program offers a range […]

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Fish Oils and Nutrition

This Fish Oil-Lesson Plan was developed in partnership with Anita Brinker from the Institute for Food, Nutrition and Health at Rutgers University and used to help high school students understand the health benefits of fish oils. This lesson was used with high school students in the 4-H Summer Science program.

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Summer is for Sand Castles

In this lesson, students participate in a sand castle building contest to learn how sand is formed and how sand grain size varies along the beach. This lesson was recently developed by Kristin Hunter Thomson and Kyle Richter for the 4-H Summer Science program. Students worked in teams to build castles along a transect from […]

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Nature of Science Lesson

What is science? This can be a difficult question to answer. Science is often taught from a historical perspective to understand what scientists have learned and discovered. Laboratories often focus on skills development and lose sight of big picture of how science works. This lesson will help introduce students to a variety of essential skills […]

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Introducing the Broader Impact Wizard

The Broader Impact Wizard ( is new tool, which guides you through a series of steps to construct a statement that satisfies the Broader Impacts (BI) criterion of a research proposal. The goal of this “smart” software is to help you identify your target audience and plan appropriate BI activities, budget, objectives, and an evaluation […]

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COSIA Internship 2012

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) course. This course provides students an opportunity to develop their communications and teaching skills, in tandem with their science education, allowing them to become more […]

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FerrOCious Gulf Cruise 2011

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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Scientists, Teachers, and Students Find a Unique Teaching Opportunity at Local NJ Restaurant

Elementary school students unveiled their award winning educational poster on the deck of Moby’s restaurant in Highlands, NJ. The posters which were translated into educational paper placemats, were intended to encourage kids to learn about sustainable seafood practices and how science can be used in everyday life -including making decisions about the seafood we eat. […]

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