COSEE-OS Brings Tools to NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center - 08.21.2012

As part of a teacher workshop for Anne Arundel County Schools (AACS) held at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, COSEE-OS was brought in to demonstrate the activities created for NASA's Aquarius Mission. Aquarius, an instrument that can measure sea surface salinity from space was launched in June 2011 and has begun to collect data now featured in several COSEE-OS webinars. In these webinars, scientists presented content relating to the history, purpose and initial findings from the Aquarius Mission, and were personally on hand to answer questions.

At the request of the AACS Workshop facilitators, COSEE-OS summarized the mission science and highlighted educational resources (including concept maps) available as part of our webinar archives. An overview of the COSEE-OS Concept Linked Integrated Media Builder (CLIMB) was also presented.

As a part of the Goddard visit, COSEE-OS staff provided a lunchtime seminar for other interested Goddard education and scientific staff to introduce them to CLIMB. A desire to reach additional Goddard staff in the future - possibly by using a remote connection or webinar - was discussed, and may occur in the fall.

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