COSEE Island Earth Hosts Full Day Session on Ocean Science Partnerships at HEEA Symposium - 07.30.2012

The Hawaii Environmental Education Alliance (HEEA) hosted the Hawaii Environmental Education Symposium on Monday, July 30, 2012 at the Hawaii Convention Center. As part of the symposium objectives, five concurrent sessions with applied themes were lead throughout the day. COSEE Island Earth hosted and sponsored one of these sessions, entitled Kai Connections: Building Education Partnerships in the Ocean Sciences. This session introduced the topic of ocean literacy and aligned principles with the Hawaii Environmental Literacy Plan, as well as showcased on-going projects at marine science and conservation institutions that facilitate ocean sciences education in the Hawaiian Islands.

The sessions also featured talks and activity demonstrations by marine science educators and researchers on a number of topics, including technology in ocean sciences, invasive species and connectivity, and education from a scientists' perspective. The symposium ended with a professional development and capacity-building seminar to boost the potential for environmental education in Hawaii.

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