Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute

Collaborating to advance ocean literacy

Stephanie Eskins Gleason and Carol Fiertz
Smithsonian Institute

Wednesday, February 15, 2006
Pacific Forum – 3:00 p.m.

The Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of Natural History (NMNH) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) have formed a unique partnership designed to promote ocean literacy via the Internet: the Ocean Portal. The Ocean Portal will provide millions of visitors with a place to go online, any time, for trusted information and engaging experiences that link people to the marine environment and build national support for the health of our oceans. By taking advantage of the strengths of the Internet and the wide array of high quality, science based online assets that currently exist, the portal can educate, engage and inspire visitors to discuss and act in informed ways. Please join us to learn more about the initiative and discuss how collaboration can further our goals.

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