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 2022 workshop will be held July 25-29 in Seattle, WA, co-hosted by the Global Ocean Biogeochemistry Array (GO-BGC), a project funded by the US National Science Foundation to build and deploy a global network of chemical and biological sensors that will monitor ocean health. This new network of floats will collect data on the chemistry and the biology of the ocean from the surface to a depth of 2,000 meters, and will allow scientists to pursue fundamental questions concerning ocean ecosystems, observe ocean health and productivity, and monitor the elemental cycles of carbon, oxygen, and nitrogen in the ocean through all seasons of the year.
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Applications are now closed for the 2022 EARTH workshop.
We strive to maximize engagement between workshop participants and the scientists who participate, and ensure that educators are able to work together in a variety of ways throughout the workshop. Because of this, we only have a limited number of spots available in each EARTH workshop and applications are required. The application process is outlined below. All workshop costs, including travel, lodging, and food, are covered for each participant.
Application Requirements (Applications are now closed for the 2022 EARTH workshop)
- Complete the online EARTH Workshop Application form and submit any additional resources as appropriate. Be sure your answers to the questions clearly express your experience, background, and/or interest in the topic of using real-time data in your educational environment. Any supporting materials can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Applicants are required to try out one (or more) EARTH lesson in your classroom or institution and complete the online feedback rubric. We are especially interested in feedback from our more recent lessons (such as the ones developed at the 2018, 2017, or 2016 workshops) so we can update, revise, and publish them.
Returning teachers who have previously participated in an EARTH Workshop can make their application stronger by demonstrating a commitment to mentoring colleagues (hosting an in-service or EARTH Satellite workshop in your area), enhancing the EARTH resources (testing out Lessons in Development and providing extensive feedback or new resources to enrich our website), or disseminating EARTH content (presenting about EARTH at a meeting or conference). Please contact us if you have any questions about the application process.
- Lodes, K., G.I. Matsumoto, and J. Magnusson. 2018. Education And Research: Testing Hypotheses (EARTH). Marine Technology Society. Volume 52, Issue 1 p. 12-17. https://doi.org/10.4031/MTSJ.52.1.
- Matsumoto, G.I., C. Needham, M. Opheim, and G. Chen. 2014. A collaborative and mutually beneficial tribal marine science workshop format for tribal natural resource professionals, marine educators, and researchers. Journal of Geoscience Education. 62:74-85.
- Sigman, M., R. Dublin, A. Anderson, and G.I. Matsumoto. 2014. Using large marine ecosystems and cultural responsiveness as the context for professional development of teachers and scientist in ocean sciences. Journal of Geoscience Education. 62: 25-40.
- Adams, L.G. and G.I. Matsumoto. 2011. The Benefits and Challenges of Using Real-time Data in the Classroom: Perspectives From the Students, Educators, and Researchers. Marine Technology Society Journal, September/October 2011. 45(5):55-58.
Using marine mammal stranding data, students will create a model to document the location of strandings on the Oregon coast. The data will be coded to include anthropogenic (human) reasons for strandings which will lead the students to look for patterns and develop future research questions. Students will map 40 data points of ten different marine mammals stranded along the Oregon coast between 2013 and 2017.
In 2016, MBARI updated our website to a new platform, and as a result, many of our older workshops and activities have been archived. We are in the process of posting these older activities on our current website, but if there is a specific activity you are searching for and can’t find, please let us know and we will be happy to provide you with a direct link.