COSEE at NSTA 2009
Date: 03/21/09 8:00 am - 03/21/09 4:00 pm
Location: Regent and St. Charles Room, New Orleans Marriott Hotel
Attendance: Middle Level - High School Educators; Informal Educators

Since 2002, COSEE has worked to increase understanding of the ocean and its relevance to society. Primarily funded through the National Science Foundation, the COSEE Network promotes partnerships between research scientists and educators, disseminates high-quality ocean sciences education resources, and promotes ocean science as a charismatic vehicle for learning at any age.

On Saturday, March 21, COSEE sessions at the 2009 annual convention of the National Science Teachers Association will highlight activities and products designed for classroom science teachers. Session participants will come away with links to real time data, relevant scientific resources, lesson plans, information on regional programs, and connections to a nationwide network of scientists and educators who are dedicated to improving ocean literacy.

  • COSEE NOW Data Activity— Don’t Even “Sink” About It! 8:00 am (60 min)
  • COSEE West Opportunities for Teachers and Students in the Online World and Beyond 9:00 am (30 min)
  • Coastal Trends in Sea Grass 9:30 am (30 min)
  • Explorations: COSEE Great Lakes 10:00 am (30 min)
  • From Sea to Inland Sea — COSEE Teachers Exchange Coastlines for Broader Professional Experience 10:30 am (30 min)
  • New Views on Sand: Virtual Samples Bring the World’s Beaches to Your Classroom 11:00 am (60 min)
  • Natural Coastal Hazards and Their Impacts on the Human Condition 12:00 pm (90 min)
  • The Oceans They Are A-Changin’…How Might This Change You? 1:30 pm (90 min)
  • Sediment—It Ain’t Just Dirt 3:00 pm (60 min)

More details available at the NSTA online program and at

Contact Name: Liesl Hotaling
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