COSEE Ocean Science Educator Specialist Position Now Open! - 09.18.2008

On September 27, 2008 the Smithsonian Institution (SI) National Museum of Natural History will open its new Ocean Hall exhibit. The SI, in collaboration with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the National COSEE Network, will hire an ocean science educator to work with a wide variety of audiences in the Ocean Hall. The ocean science educator will also be a member of the National COSEE Network and will work with COSEE to leverage resources and programming for the Ocean Hall. The key requirements for this position are a strong background in the ocean sciences as demonstrated by course work and professional activities and ocean science education experience in formal and/or informal settings. For information and/or help with the application process contact Myles Gordon , Paula Keener-Chavis, or Sharon Walker.

COSEE is already contributing to the new Ocean Hall. Ocean literacy messages will be on display in tickertape fashion in the exhibit; the development of these messages has been spearheaded by Sharon Walker of COSEE-Central Gulf of Mexico. In addition, underwater sounds for the exhibit have been contributed by Gail Scowcroft and her URI team from their award-winning Discovery of Sound in the Sea website.

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