Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute
EARTH

There are two EARTH workshops scheduled for 2007.

The first, Dynamic Cycles Teacher Institute (DCTI), will be held in Monterey in conjunction with the Monterey Bay Aquarium (June 18 – June 22). Information about the followup workshops and some contact information can be found here.

The second, Ocean Observing Educator Institute (OOEI), will be held in New Hampshire in conjuction with the University of New Hampshire and COSEE Ocean Systems (July 29 – August 3).

DCTI 2007

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Dates June 18 – June 22, 2007
Location

Monday – Wednesday:
Fitz Wetlands Educational Resource Center
Thursday – Friday:
MBARI

Audience Middle school, High school, Community college teachers; Observatory educators
Opportunities 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, and a modest stipend ($50/day). We ask that the participants arrange their own travel, reasonable costs will be reimbursed.
Objectives The Dynamic Cycles Teacher Institute (DCTI) is specifically designed for teachers of middle and high school science. The program provides opportunities for teachers to:
  • Use real world science and cutting edge research
  • Implement and use real-time data from MBARI's LOBO (Land/Ocean Biogeochemical Observatory) Project
  • Implement new teaching strategies and standards-based activities
  • Explore conservation issues

OOEI 2007

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Dates July 29 - August 3, 2007
Location

University of New Hampshire, * Mills Hall (housing) and Cole Hall (workshop) - map of campus
*NOTE: Dorm change due to our need for the comfort of air conditioning :-)

Audience Middle school, High school, Community college teachers; Observatory educators
Opportunities Teachers involved in this workshop will:
  • Engage 20 teachers in learning cutting edge content related to oceans and climate
  • Connect classroom teachers with research scientists and technicians
  • Bring teachers together from across the nation to discuss data and other topics
  • To provide expertise, ideas and materials to help teachers write activities and lesson plans that incorporate ocean observing data and information.
  • 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
  • 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, and a modest stipend ($100/day). We ask that the participants arrange their own travel, reasonable costs will be reimbursed.
Objectives

During this workshop teachers will:

  • Learn how the oceans and climate are connected in different geographic and subject areas
  • Gain more experience in using real time and archived data sets including: remote sensing data and tools, carbon data, sea ice and sea level rise, El Niño and more!
  • Present and discuss EARTH Rubric lessons
  • Discuss, collaborate and identify new ways to teach climate and oceans content
  • Listen, digest and utilize cutting edge content from content speakers so that the information is useful in the classroom
  • Develop lesson plans that incorporate real/near or archived data related to climate and oceans
  • Participate in operational oceanography in the Gulf of Maine on the R/V Gulf Challenger
  • Collaborate with teachers to write lesson plans based on real data
  • Enjoy exploring New England and the collaborative ocean observing effort in the Northeast region.
Last updated: Jan. 30, 2012

Full-hemisphere views of the Earth from GOES (Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellites).
GOES satellites are built by NASA and operated by NOAA.

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