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What is EARTH?

EARTH uses near-real-time data from ocean observatories to design and test outreach with the Internet as an interface to scientists, teachers, students, and the public. Click here for more information on the EARTH program.

The application deadline for 2016 has passed, but the application process for 2017 will be similar. The 2017 workshop will likely be in Monterey with a Polar research focus.

A requirement of the application process is to trial an EARTH lesson and complete the online feedback rubric (Note: this will take you to a new page on SurveyMonkey). All application materials and questions can be sent to EARTH. Applications should include the completed rubric and a cover letter than includes the following information: your school/district, grade level/s and subject/s taught, and email/phone contact (both school and personal as the school email system sometimes rejects our group emails). Please also address the following questions: Why do you want to be selected for this workshop? What makes you the ideal candidate? Include any other information that you think might be useful to us as we make our decisions.

The workshop for EARTH 2016 will be held July 24-29 at Rutgers University in NJ, and co-hosted by a new NSF funded program (Polar Integrated Curriculum Education). To keep up to date on all things EARTH, please join our facebook page.

July 24 – 29 • Rutgers • New Brunswick, NJ

EARTH 2016 will be held July 24-29 at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, NJ. The workshop will be co-hosted by MBARI and a new NSF funded program (Polar Integrated Curriculum Education).

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 data
  • Increase scientific literacy in polar marine science
  • Produce leaders in the next generation of polar oceanographers by providing state-of-the art training

Citizen Science Using JellyWatch

Students will use the app to download and analyze raw data of sightings recorded through this citizen science initiative. Students will use a modified data set from to investigate the geographic distribution of the jellyfish sightings recorded. Students will also use real-time data from to search for recent sightings of jellies in their own region, where applicable. Students will communicate their findings for a formative assessment using an Infographic platform. Multiple extensions allow the flexibility for students to collect their own data and to demonstrate the importance of programs that collect such data.