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Dates July 27 – August 1, 2014
Location Monterey, California
Audience Middle school, High school, Community college teachers; Observatory educators
Focus MBARI research and Microbial Oceanography 
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 ($100/day), housing, and travel allowance (exact amounts will depend on the number of teachers signed up for the workshop). We ask that the participants arrange their own travel, reasonable costs will be reimbursed.
  • Teachers and educators interested in participating should contact George I. Matsumoto. One of the requirements is to utilize at least one lesson plan/activity from the EARTH website and complete the assessment rubric. You will be expected to present your rubric and your thoughts on the classroom experience to the workshop participants.
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
  • Increase scientific literacy in microbial oceanography
  • Produce leaders in the next generation of microbial oceanographers by providing state-of-the art training
  • Increase the number of underrepresented minorities, particularly Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders, pursuing careers in the ocean and earth sciences, and related disciplines

Last updated: Dec. 14, 2013

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