Ocean Science Education Session
Date: 03/13/11 10:30 am - 03/13/11 11:45 am
Location: GK-12 Learning Network Conference

We will be having a special interest session on Ocean Science Education as part of the GK-12 Learning Network Conference.

When: Sunday, March 13, 2011, 10:30-11:45 am
Where: Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill, 400 New Jersey Ave., NW. Washington, DC 20001
Who: Anyone connected to COSEE & Anyone in the GK-12 Community
Why: Make connections and share resources and experiences in Ocean Science Education

Facilitators: Bob Chen (COSEE OCEAN, Watershed-Integrated Sciences Partnership, UMassBoston) & Cheryl Peach (COSEE CA, Scripps Classroom Connection, UC San Diego)

While not explicitly one of the main four STEM science disciplines (Biology, Chemistry, Physics, and Earth Science) ocean education offers interdisciplinary and engaging science education opportunities. This Special Interest Session aims to bridge ocean and environmental education efforts within the GK-12 Network with existing and developing ocean and environmental science education networks outside of the GK-12 Network. The goal is to learn from each other, share best practices, knowledge, and networks, and further ocean science research and education nationally and internationally as well as locally. For example, the Centers of Ocean Science Education Excellence (COSEE) network has been operating over the last 8 years to define ocean literacy, engage ocean scientists in education and public outreach, and team ocean scientists with educators to increase the impacts of research as well as enrich STEM learning in formal and informal settings. Following short descriptions on work currently being conducted, participants will share ideas, knowledge, goals, and resources to increase the connections between existing social and professional networks.

Please come to this Special Interest Session ready with a description of your activities to share with the group. Handouts and other informational materials for distribution are welcome. This exchange is sponsored by COSEE Ocean Education Communities And social Networks (COSEE OCEAN) and COSEE California (COSEE CA), and as such can be enhanced over the next 3-5 years if desired by the group.

Contact Name: Bob Chen
Contact Phone: (617) 287-7491
Contact Email:

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