"Exploring Oceanography" Summer Workshop
Date: 07/21/15 - 07/24/15
Location: Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences, Boothbay Harbor, ME
Attendance: High school educators

Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences is expanding the reach of the Keller BLOOM Program by offering a professional development workshop for Maine high school science teachers interested in collaborating with Bigelow Laboratory scientists to enhance ocean science education in the state. This four-day summer workshop, led by Dr. David Fields and Dr. Nicole Poulton, provide teachers with training, tools and hands-on research experience so that they are better equipped to teach ocean science in their classrooms.

Educators attending a workshop learn how to teach fundamentals of ocean science in a local and global context. Topics covered include the history of oceanography, the ocean’s biological pump, primary productivity and climate change.

Participants spend a day in the field on a research cruise, attend seminars by Bigelow scientists and engage in hands-on laboratory learning activities. All attendees receive curriculum materials, aquatic field sampling and laboratory equipment, and follow-up academic year support, as well as 3 Continuing Education Units. Housing near the Lab, a transportation reimbursement and most meals are provided.

The 2015, "Exploring Oceanography" Professional Development Workshop will take place from July 21st to July 24th (4 days) at Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences. Participants include all MAINE High School and Middle School Science Teachers. Housing near the Lab, a transportation reimbursement and most meals are provided.

TO REGISTER: Please complete the online form.

Maximum number of participants is 10. Once registered you will receive notification of your registration; if full, all others will be placed on a waiting list. For more information, please contact Nicole Poulton.

Contact Name: Nicole Poulton, Ph.D.
Contact Phone: (207) 315-2567 ext. 513
Contact Email:

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