How are ocean scientists engaged in education and outreach? Are they contributing to websites, teaching students, sharing their knowledge with classroom teachers, all of the above? How do they view their role in education and outreach? What do they need to get more involved and do a better job? To support the COSEE mission of engaging scientists and educators to transform ocean science education, COSEE NOW team members have since 2004 been conducting an annual online scientist survey (most recently with the aid of ASLO).
This presentation by Chris Parsons, the COSEE NOW evaluator and principal of Word Craft, offers a summary of six years of results on ocean scientists’ involvement in, practices and needs related to education and outreach. During the presentation, Chris will also highlight differences in responses between current ocean scientists and graduate students in the U.S. and internationally.
COSEE NOW is an online COSEE dedicated to virtually bring together ocean scientists and educators.
Presented by: Chris Parsons and Janice McDonnell
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2010 Ocean Sciences Meeting, Portland, OR