||July 6-8, 2005
||MBARI—Moss Landing, CA
||Middle school, High school, Community college teachers;
||Teachers involved in this workshop will:
- Learn about cutting edge marine science and technology, ocean
observatories and the data that they collect
- Explore current scientific
studies that use oceanographic data and how that data has changed our
way of thinking about the oceans
- Develop new curriculum that uses real science and near-real-time data
to teach science content and process and addresses their needs
and the needs of their students
- Be part of a program that integrates the use of
near-real-time data and real science into classrooms at a national level
- Experience a rich opportunity for professional collaboration
and receive classroom resources, stipend, housing, and travel allowance
(exact amounts will depend on the number of teachers signed up for the
The purpose of the workshop is to:
- Educate, excite, and engage teachers with the concept of observatory
(surface, benthic, and pelagic) data in the classroom.
- Develop curricula enabling teachers and students to utilize near-real-time
- Gain consensus on the need/desire for a coordinated effort to
develop National Ocean Observing Systems materials/lessons/curriculum:
- develop a plan on how such a coordinated effort should happen
- and, if there's time and we decide it's appropriate, begin
brainstorming content focus and template format for such materials
- The results from the
online survey that you participated in are here as a pdf file.
Full-hemisphere views of the Earth from GOES (Geostationary
Operational Environmental Satellites).
GOES satellites are built by NASA and operated by NOAA.
EARTH logo designed by Jennifer Trask, 2003