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  • Why should I attend?
    Ever thought about:

    Incorporating field experiences into your courses?
    Helping students collect or access authentic data?
    Bringing the local environment into your classroom?

    If […]

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  • Having seen Humpbacks and fins from a large boat off Stellwagen Bank, I can only imagine the thrill and terror of being so close to these large creatures in such a small boat, I’d love the opportunity to see them […]

  • Date: Saturday, February 6, 2016

    Time: 7am – 6pm

    Location: Cook Campus Center, Rutgers University

    What Is Shore Bowl?

    The Shore Bowl is a regional academic competition  for high school students in NJ, […]

  • ThumbnailAfter attending the Gears Professional Development Workshop Series, participants had the opportunity to apply the information that they acquired during the workshop and to work with education and outreach […]

  • gears logoScientists are increasingly being asked to communicate the “broader impacts” of their work. With the threat of a decline in both the scientific workforce and the public’s literacy on ocean and environmental science issues, the time is now for stepping up our efforts to promote ocean literacy.

    Although there is no single approach for a successful integrated research and education plan, this workshop builds the foundation for attendees to think creatively about how their research will impact their education goals and, conversely, how their education activities will feed back into their research. When research and education are effectively interconnected, the process of discovery can help stimulate learning and the resulting research can be communicated to a broader audience.

    Workshop Focus:
    To help scientists communicate the “broader impacts” of their work and better integrate their education and research activities, four COSEE centers (COSEE NOW, COSEE OS, COSEE Ocean, and COSEE California) have collaborated to develop the Gears Professional Development Workshop for Early Career Scientists. The Gears workshops, which have been held across the county, include both face-to-face and online sessions and feature demonstrations and discussions on a variety of communication techniques. Following the face-to-face workshops, participants have the opportunity to work with education and outreach professionals to develop their own outreach/broader impact plans and products. For examples of work created by previous participant check out the Gears Scientists Projects.

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    The Gears:

    The skills and techniques presented during the Gears workshops are interconnected and can be applied simultaneously. Therefore, we have organized them into four interconnected Gears or areas:

    Gear #1: Deconstruct Your Science When translating scientific research it helps to break down your message into its key components. This gear focuses on two methods for deconstructing your message including Concept Mapping (COSEE Ocean Science) and Storytelling (COSEE NOW).

    Gear #2: Understand How People Learn This gear focuses on what the educational research says about how people learn and what this can this tell us about effective ways to teach our students and communicate with the public. The Understand gear sets the stage for incorporating effective strategies for learning into practice as scientists share science with diverse audiences (COSEE CA).

    Gear #3: Build Effective Communication Techniques Learners build an understanding of the world around them through their experiences, motivation, and social interactions. This gear includes information about how you can apply concepts, and effective practices and strategies gleaned from the learning sciences, into your education and outreach efforts.

    Gear #4: Broaden the Reach of Your Science The ability to share your scientific message with those outside your research group is critical for career advancement. With funding trends moving towards large collaborative research programs, it is more important than ever that scientists collaborate not only within their discipline, but also across and beyond scientific disciplines.

    ***For specific information on previous Gears workshops, including agendas, check out the COSEE NOW Events pages.

  • ThumbnailInterested in learning from other broader impacts professionals, fostering new collaborations, and discussing the future of broader impacts? Then, check out the second annual Broader Impacts Infrastructure […]

  • Hi Maddie! That is very exciting. Good luck, keep me posted, and let me know if you need anything. All the best, Grace

  • ThumbnailBrad, Ryan, and I left Punta Arenas, in the Southern tip of Chile, on New Year’s Eve.  But before we left, T-Rex rubbed Magellan’s toe (a statue in the town square in Punta Arenas), which is a tradition thought to […]

  • Dear high school students,

    Do you want hands-on research experience in Greenland? Do you want to learn about rapidly changing polar systems and see it with your own eyes? Do you want to learn the benefits of […]

  • A collaboration of several COSEE Centers will present a series of Gears Workshops for scientists interested in increasing their capacity for high impact education, outreach, and collaboration activities.  These […]

  • This post is addressed specifically to the Kansas high school students that are participating in Project PARKA, but of course I hope that others who read this will think about this too.

    I remember exactly where […]

  • ThumbnailWith the government shutdown over, we finally received word from the National Science Foundation (the funding agency that supports our project) that our project was still on schedule.  We were all very relieved.  […]

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    As educators at Liberty Science Center, Kate Florio and I (Katie Gardner) have had a close working relationship with Rutgers University’s Institute of Marine and Coastal Studies for several years.  In the fall […]

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    Date: Saturday, February 1, 2014

    Time: 7am – 6pm

    Location: Food Science Building, Rutgers University

    What Is Shore Bowl?

    The Shore Bowl is a regional academic competition for high school students […]

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    Workshop Date: Sunday, February 23, 2014

    Workshop Time: 8am – 5pm

    Workshop Location: Hawaii Convention Center

    Workshop Participants – WHO should attend?
    Early career scientists:

    Those holding a […]

  • ThumbnailThe government shutdown has affected many people in different ways.  Now, even Antarctic researchers are feeling the brunt of it.  We have been told that if the shutdown persists, field programs scheduled for this […]

  • ThumbnailOne of the things I never expected going into the field of oceanography was how much time I would be spending as a plumber.  In order to run experiments on a research ship and at a field station, you need to make […]

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