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Dates July 6-8, 2005
Location MBARI—Moss Landing, CA
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, stipend, housing, and travel allowance (exact amounts will depend on the number of teachers signed up for the workshop)
Objectives 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.
  • Gain consensus on the need/desire for a coordinated effort to develop National Ocean Observing Systems materials/lessons/curriculum:
    • develop a plan on how such a coordinated effort should happen (next steps),
    • and, if there's time and we decide it's appropriate, begin brainstorming content focus and template format for such materials
  • The results from the online survey that you participated in are here as a pdf file.

Last updated: Jan. 30, 2012

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