Oregon Sea Grant; Hatfield Marine Science Center, Oregon State University
Hatfield Marine Science Center
2030 SE Marine Science Dr.
Newport, OR 97365
Phone: (541) 867-0369
Fax: (541) 867-0320
Dr. Shawn Rowe Assistant Professor, Oregon State University and Oregon Sea Grant Extension Marine Education Learning Specialist Oregon Sea Grant; Hatfield Marine Science Center, Oregon State University
COSEE-PP co-Director and co-PI
Primary COSEE Affiliation:Pacific Partnerships
Interaction with COSEE Network:
I have attended COSEE council meetings as our alternate.
Background with Respect to Ocean Sciences Education:
My academic training is in education and psychology research, and my current work is research on how people learn ocean sciences in informal settings as part of their life long free-choice learning. I work mostly with public audiences and with graduate students, training them to be researchers on learning. As part of my work with the public, I am also deeply involved in developing exhibits and programs for audiences to Hatfield Marine Science Visitors Center in Newport, OR, an aquarium and science center focusing on public understanding of current ocean sciences research.
1.) Phipps, M., and Rowe, S. (under review). Seeing satellite data. Public Understanding of Science.
2.) Christensen, A., Needham, M., and Rowe, S. (under review). Whale watchers’ past experience, value orientations, and awareness of consequences of actions on marine environments. Tourism in Marine Environments.
3.) Christensen, A., Rowe, S. and Needham, M. (2007). Value orientations, awareness of consequences, and participation in a whale watching education program in Oregon. Human Dimensions of Wildlife 12(4): 289-293.
4.) Griffin, J., Baum, L., Blankman-Hetrick, J., Griffin, D., Johnson, J., Reich, C., and Rowe, S. (2007). Optimizing Learning Opportunities in Museums: The role of organizational culture. In J. Falk, L. Dierking, and S. Foutz (Eds.). In Principle, In Practice: Museums as Learning Institutions (pp. 153-165). Lanham, MD: Alta Mira Press.
5.) Rowe, S. (2005). Using multiple situation definitions to create hybrid activity spaces. In S. Norris & R. Jones (Eds.), Discourse in action: An introduction to mediated discourse analysis (pp. 123-134). London: Routledge.