The Southern Ocean Carbon and Climate Observations and Modeling (SOCCOM) project is partnering with teachers and classrooms across the country to inspire and educate students about the Southern Ocean biogeochemistry and climate change through a pilot “Adopt-A-Float” initiative. This program creates a powerful opportunity for elementary- and secondary-school-aged students to engage directly with world-class scientists and learn about their research by naming and tracking SOCCOM floats.
EARTH uses near-real-time data from ocean observatories and other researcher datasets to design and test outreach with the Internet as an interface to scientists, teachers, students, and the public. Workshops are held during the summer and interested educators are asked to trial an existing EARTH activity and complete a rubric as part of the application. EARTH 2018 will be in Newport, Oregon June 24-29.
C-MORE science kits offer lesson plans and materials for hands-on science activities in a self-contained format. They are designed for use with a range of grade levels. Each kit provides the information and supplies necessary for educators to teach their students about a particular topic in oceanography. These easy to use kits are a great resource for any classroom. These kits can be borrowed for short periods of time – you are responsible for arranging both pickup and dropoff of the kits.
MBARI seminars are usually held on Wednesdays (unless indicated otherwise) at 11:00 a.m. in the Pacific Forum and are open to the public. The seminars cover a wide range of topics related to deep-ocean research and engineering. Our speakers include top scientists and engineers from all over the world, as well as from MBARI.