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09.14.2011 - The September 2011 issue of COSEE Network News is now available online.  MORE >>
08.30.2011 - As schools reopened for the year, COSEE OCEAN held an update meeting to discuss the Ocean Science Sequence (OSS) curriculum as it is being piloted in two Boston area districts this fall.  MORE >>
08.15.2011 - The August 2011 issue of COSEE Network News is now available online.  MORE >>
08.08.2011 - Participants from twenty-one U.S. states and three countries (including Canada, Iceland and Germany) tuned in for COSEE-OS's most recent webinar series. The five-part series featured scientists from the University of Maine, Wood's Hole Oceanographic Institution and the University of Washington involved with the North Atlantic Bloom Experiment.  MORE >>
07.29.2011 - Evaluation surveys from past workshops have shown that educators desire real data to use in their classrooms. In this workshop, educators worked closely with graduate students to develop curriculum for inquiry-based lessons based on research data provided by UMaine scientists.  MORE >>
07.28.2011 - Vera Shi will be visiting New England this summer, representing COSEE China.  MORE >>
07.28.2011 - In this webinar, Dr. Eric D'Asaro presented the reasons for needing multiple platforms that measure over different time and spatial scales. The North Atlantic Bloom project was a complex effort, requiring a range of technology to successfully measure a changing, moving patch of water.  MORE >>
07.20.2011 - In our second North Atlantic Bloom webinar, Amala Mahadevan and Melissa Omand (WHOI) explained how modeling has helped researchers better comprehend the physical dynamics behind what triggers the spring bloom.  MORE >>
07.13.2011 - On July 7, Mary Jane Perry (Professor, School of Marine Sciences, University of Maine) presented the first of a series of webinars devoted to demystifying the North Atlantic Bloom.  MORE >>
07.12.2011 - Six soon-to-be science teachers at Indian River State College received six weeks of hands-on experience, performing research at the Smithsonian Marine Station in Fort Pierce, Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute, and Ocean Research & Conservation Association. Their research experiences ran the gamut from clam aquaculture to the ecological role of cyanobacteria to analyzing cost effective water quality analysis techniques. Participants of COSEE Florida's Research Experience for Pre-service Teachers (REPT) program produced posters and short audio slideshows describing their summer research experience and what role it played in addressing common science misconceptions.  MORE >>
06.24.2011 - Join us for this dynamic 5-part webinar series featuring the research of scientists from the North Atlantic Bloom Experiment and focusing on key concepts in ocean science. Series begins July 7th!  MORE >>
06.17.2011 - The COSEE Network will participate in the USA Science and Engineering Festival, April 27 - 29, 2012 (Washington, D.C.), co-hosting a booth with AGU in an effort to create stronger ties with the professional societ  MORE >>
06.06.2011 - On June 3-4, 2011, COSEE Ocean Systems hosted a scientist/educator workshop at the NASA/Jet Propulsion Laboratory in advance of the June 9, 2011 launch of Aquarius. This workshop featured eminent NASA scientists who worked collaboratively with educators to examine connections between the water cycle, ocean circulation, climate and sea surface salinity.  MORE >>
05.26.2011 - What started as two separate tools - the Ocean Climate Interactive and the Concept Map Builder - have now been merged, with many added capabilities, into a new application called the Concept Linked Integrated Media Builder, or CLIMB for short.  MORE >>
05.16.2011 - Only One Ocean, the new Banana Slug String Band children's music CD that features 14 songs about Ocean Literacy, has just won a prestigious 2011 Parents' Choice Award. The CD is also getting a Starred Review in the upcoming School Library Journal, and will be featured on the next Ocean Gazing Podcast from COSEE NOW. The accolades for this new release keep pouring in.  MORE >>
05.16.2011 - On May 13th COSEE Ocean Systems and COSEE Ocean Learning Communities hosted the first "Many Learning Pathways in Ocean Science" webinar in partnership with the Institute for Broadening Participation.  MORE >>
05.11.2011 - Dr. Rick Tankersley, senior scientist at Florida Institute of Technology, led COSEE Florida's Presentation Boot Camp on May 11th and 12th. With a pledge to NEVER GIVE A BAD PRESENTATION AGAIN, attendees learned how to identify the ingredients of good and bad presentations and how to critically evaluate and improve their own work to better their communication skills.  MORE >>
05.06.2011 - The Ocean Sciences Sequence Curriculum is a part of the GEMS Curriculum Sequence. It is correlated with the Ocean Literacy Framework, and provides teachers with standards-based tools for teaching basic science using the ocean as an integrating context.  MORE >>
04.20.2011 - On Tuesday, April 19, 2011, COSEE collaborated with the Smithsonian Institution to present a panel focused on the Gulf of Mexico oil spill as part of the Changing Tides Lecture series.  MORE >>
04.13.2011 - On April 6th, COSEE-OS facilitated a short workshop at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory with the aim of introducing NASA researchers to the technique of concept mapping.  MORE >>
04.08.2011 - COSEE West and COSEE-OS co-hosted this workshop, derived from the successful Graduate-Faculty Collaborative Workshop model developed by COSEE-OS, at the University of Southern California on April 1-5.  MORE >>
03.16.2011 - Members of the COSEE-TEK Team attended the Basic Observation Buoy (BOB) Workshop held December 13-14, 2010 at the Jacksonville University Marine Science Research Institute. Students, teachers and scientist gathered to discuss issues related to the development, implementation and data processing of these low-cost ocean sampling arrays.  MORE >>
03.15.2011 - In the wake of Japan's recent and tragic 8.9 magnitude earthquake and tsunami, there is a great deal of interest in real-time tsunami forecasting technology. Both NASA and NOAA have led the way toward making better predictions and saving lives.  MORE >>
02.25.2011 - In this webinar, the ITEST Learning Resource Center and COSEE showcased curriculum materials on topics ranging from biomedicine to engineering design to ecology to ocean sciences.  MORE >>
02.16.2011 - JOB ANNOUNCEMENT: COSEE Alaska Executive Director COSEE Alaska is seeking a full-time, professional executive director to lead a dynamic partnership between research, formal education and informal education organizations.  MORE >>
01.28.2011 - COSEE-OS has been named on two successful National Girls Collaborative Project (NGCP) mini grants with its Center partners at the Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences and Gardiner Area High School.  MORE >>
01.17.2011 - The long awaited, COSEE/NMEA/NOAA/NMSF/LHS-sponsored children's music CD Only One Ocean was officially released on 1/11/11. The CD is available through the Slugs website, through many stores and distributors, and through iTunes and other online music services. Contact the Slugs if you want to make large orders for education programs or find out about booking a live performance.  MORE >>
01.07.2011 - COSEE-OS gave two presentations at the 2011 Fall Meeting of the American Geophysical Union. Harvard scientist Peter Girguis shared his perspective on the advantages and limitations of different modes of education and outreach. On the same day, Annette deCharon discussed COSEE-OS' methods for helping scientists deconstruct complex science for non-scientists by using concept mapping coupled with face-to-face online communication.  MORE >>
12.06.2010 - Dr. Rick Keil, PI of COSEE Ocean Learning Communities and Professor at the University of Washington, is the subject of the latest Scientists Making an Impact Case Study published online on COSEE.net  MORE >>
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04.01.2010 - Read COSEE Network News!  MORE >>
03.24.2010 - The COSEE Network was well-represented at this year’s National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) meeting, held in Philadelphia from March 18-21.  MORE >>
03.17.2010 - We invite everyone in the ocean sciences and education community who is interested in the future of the Centers for Ocean Sciences Education Excellence (COSEE) Network to help plan the Network’s future. For information on the request for vision papers, click here. To submit a vision paper click here.   MORE >>
03.16.2010 - The Division of Ocean Sciences seeks to establish new and/or renewed COSEE Centers in a network of coordinated centers that faciliate collaborations and communications between ocean science researchers and educators. For background documents, click here.  MORE >>
03.09.2010 - Read the latest news and announcements from the COSEE Network in COSEE Network News (CNN) March 2010.  MORE >>
03.04.2010 - Keep up with our COSEE-China representatives - and COSEE-OS participant Carrie Armbrecht - as they blog their way through next week's trip to Beijing!  MORE >>
03.03.2010 - COSEE-California PI Craig Strang recently testified before the House Appropriations Committee Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice and Science about the importance of inquiry-based science education, and in particular about the role that NOAA, NASA and NSF play in improving science education. Craig also made sure to hand out the new COSEE brochure [see below], the Ocean Literacy brochure and copies of the special issue of Current that was dedicated to COSEE activities.  MORE >>
03.01.2010 - Nick Record, a particpant at the COSEE-OS Graduate Student/Faculty Collaborative workshop in February 2010, blogs about ecological forecasting and presents an example system using the COSEE-OS Concept Map Builder.  MORE >>
03.01.2010 - A planning workshop for a new COSEE center in China is taking place this month, with a team of COSEE scientists, educators and graduate students meeting with their counterparts in Beijing. Read an article on the involvement of COSEE-West PI Linda Duguay in the USC News.  MORE >>
02.09.2010 - COSEE-OS presented their Graduate Student/Faculty Collaborative Workshop at the Darling Marine Center on January 30 - February 2, 2010. This is the first of our ocean-climate connections workshops to team graduate students and post docs with prominent research scientists.  MORE >>
02.08.2010 - Read the February 2010 issue of COSEE Network News  MORE >>
01.14.2010 - COSEE-OS recently partnered with the Seacoast Science Center (SSC) in Rye, NH to develop content for a staff workshop focusing on the complex topic of ocean aerosols. Thanks to grant funding, University of New Hampshire scientist Dr. Hui Feng has been working with the SSC to translate his research on ocean aerosols and modeling into programs for the public at approximately a third grade level.  MORE >>
01.11.2010 - University of New Hampshire instructors Deb Goodwin and Juliann Benson will teach Exploring Informal Science Education Through Ocean Inquiry, an interdisciplinary course supported by COSEE-OS. Students will explore inquiry-based methods for teaching fundamental science concepts by examining and creating activities and lessons appropriate across many educational settings while experiencing current best practices and innovative pedagogical methods modeled using physical and biological marine science content.  MORE >>
01.07.2010 - The COSEE Network was well-represented through an exhibit booth, oral and poster sessions on Improved Broader Impacts = Enhanced Scientific Impacts, a Young Investigators Lunch, and a mural.  MORE >>
12.16.2009 - At the Oceans '09/Marine Technology/IEEE Annual Conference in Biloxi, Mississippi, COSEE implemented a successful One-Day Teacher Professional Development Workshop at Stennis Space Center on Saturday, October 24, 2009. Keynote speakers focused on the Gulf of Mexico (Jessica Kastler) and Environmental Stewardship (Sharon Walker for Michael Spranger). In addition, 150 high school students participated in a hands-on workshop exposing them to potential marine-related careers.  MORE >>
12.15.2009 - The COSEE Network had a significant presence at the Society for the Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS) Conference, held October 15 -18, 2009. In collaboration with SACNAS the COSEE Network co-sponsored an ocean science symposium, Sustainable Seas: An Interdisciplinary Approach to the Conservation and Management of Ocean Resources.  MORE >>
11.30.2009 - COSEE-OS staff visited four general chemistry classes at Bangor High School to present the COSEE-OS Ocean Climate Interactive (OCI) and Concept Map Builder (CMB) to 39 11th and 12th grade students.  MORE >>
09.30.2009 - There's lots happening at the Smithsonian Institution's Sant Ocean Hall - the celebration of the Hall's one-year anniversary, an update on the development of the Ocean Portal, and an announcement about funding for a new lecture series.  MORE >>
09.29.2009 - Four COSEE Centers - California, Networked Ocean World (NOW), Ocean Systems and West - will test new models of "scientist-centered" workshops that partner ocean researchers and graduate students. Participants will create new and innovative ocean-climate content and/or improve their ability to meet NSF "Broader Impacts" criterion.  MORE >>
09.01.2009 - Written by COSEE-OS scientists and educators, "Teaching Physical Concepts in Oceanography: An Inquiry Based Approach" is now available in hardcopy and online.  MORE >>
08.31.2009 - The 25-Aug-09 issue of Eos, Transactions, American Geophysical Union includes "Online Tools Help Get Scientists and Educators on the Same Page." Contributed by COSEE-OS staff, the article addresses COSEE-OS's research and development of concept mapping techniques and related multimedia software.  MORE >>
08.20.2009 - COSEE-Ocean Systems has two full-time job openings: Marine Education Associate and Research Associate. Both positions are based at the Marine Education and Outreach Program, University of Maine School of Marine Sciences, Darling Marine Center in Walpole, Maine.  MORE >>
06.20.2009 - Visit the COSEE-SouthEast website to view an exciting new June-July Creature Feature on the Lionfish! The feature includes a brief description of the lionfish and its impacts on the southeast, as well as links to additional lionfish resources.  MORE >>
06.01.2009 - The Year of Science theme for June is Oceans and Water. Visit the Oceans and Water webpages for a chance to name a new species of jellyfish, ask an oceanographer a question, download videos from ocean research expeditions, visit the Fun Zone, and more.  MORE >>
05.29.2009 - In the most recent podcast from COSEE-NOW researchers Janice McDonnell (Rutgers) and Jim Yoder (WHOI) describe the urgent need to translate ocean science into formal and informal educational opportunities across the country, engaging scientists, educators and kids everywhere.  MORE >>
05.26.2009 - Observing the ocean at the ends of the earth is never easy. Senior WHOI Scientist, Al Plueddemann, shares his tale of how tricky even loading a boat with equipment can be in Barrow Alaska. But, as difficult as it was, observing the ocean with a small and nimble ROV turned out to be the easiest part.  MORE >>
05.09.2009 - The workshop will include: - Two activities: Weather Stations Observing Clouds - Lecture by Dr. Ola Persson, NOAA: "The Disappearing Arctic Sea Ice and the Role of the Atmosphere"  MORE >>
04.28.2009 - The Spring 2009 newsletter from COSEE-Central Gulf of Mexico has just been published and is available online.  MORE >>
04.15.2009 - As part of the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History Ocean Initiative, Elizabeth Ban has been working to develop and enhance collaborations for the Sant Ocean Hall Education program  MORE >>
04.07.2009 - The New Collaboration between COSEE-California and the University of Hawaii has begun! Pacific Ocean Literacy for Youth, Publics, Professionals and Scientists (POLYPPS) stems from a central premise that science education must draw not only from the latest advances in western science and technology but also from the cultural contexts in which learners are embedded. The project focuses on training educators and scientists to effectively communicate ocean sciences to public audiences that include multi-ethnic populations expressing a range of cultural contexts.  MORE >>
03.23.2009 - This program immerses middle school and high school teachers in summer-long ocean science research experiences. Scientists and teachers conduct research and develop classroom resources based on the partnering work. Collaborative teamwork is a key component of the research experience. Successful applicants work closely with a research scientist, a graduate student, and an undergraduate student to collectively create web-based educational resources focusing on their area of study. We are offering 2 positions, one at Horn Point Lab in Cambridge, MD and one at the University of Delaware in Lewes, DE. Stipend and travel expenses are included. Apply online.  MORE >>
03.08.2009 - Carissa Wilkerson and Chris Burrell each presented a poster on their experiences with the COSEE-Coastal Trends Scientist-Educator Partnership at the American Society of Limnology and Oceanography (ASLO) meeting in Nice, France in February, 2009. Chris and Carissa are undergraduate students enrolled in Hampton University's marine science program. They also participated in COSEE-Coastal Trends scientist-educator teams during summer, 2008. Chris studied dead zones with his team at Horn Point Laboratory in Cambridge, MD and Carissa conducted research on eelgrass at the Anheuser-Busch Coastal Research Center in Oyster, VA.  MORE >>
02.27.2009 - COSEE-Networked Ocean World recently launched their new biweekly podcast Ocean Gazing, highlighting the science, researchers and sounds of Ocean Observing Systems. In the second installment you will meet Heidi Sosik and Rob Olson, biologists at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, who describe how a shared frustration led them to develop a tool that has revolutionized how the ecology of the ocean is studied.  MORE >>
02.19.2009 - COSEE, the Smithsonian Institution-Sant Ocean Hall (SI-SOH), NOAA-Office of Exploration and Research, and NOAA-Sea Grant, represented by the Search Committee for the Senior Educator Position at SI-SOH, are pleased to announce that Elizabeth Ban has been selected as the Ocean Science Education Specialist. Elizabeth comes to this position with a strong commitment to ocean science education and building multi-program partnerships.  MORE >>
02.09.2009 - COSEE-SouthEast developed and published a middle school, 48-page publication, The Educator’s Guide to Marine Debris for the Southeast and Gulf of Mexico. This publication is available online and provides an accessible avenue of ocean science stewardship based on science and volunteer information.  MORE >>
01.14.2009 - Phil Bell, co-PI of COSEE-Ocean Learning Communities, helped lead a National Research Council consensus study, funded by NSF, exploring what we know about how people learn science in informal environments. The report based on the group's findings was released last week. Read the press release from the National Academies.  MORE >>
01.12.2009 - Do you want to influence the research priorities of the Integrated Ocean Drilling Program (IODP)? Have you used IODP, Ocean Drilling Program, or Deep Sea Drilling Program data or samples in your research? Does your science benefit from data collected through scientific ocean drilling? If so, consider participating in the  MORE >>
12.19.2008 - COSEE-West now has a blog! Come read about COSEE-West activities from the people on the ground.  MORE >>
12.18.2008 - COSEE-Networked Ocean World has launched the beta version of their new website. Try the new interactive on the seven ocean literacy principles and fundamental concepts or download a set of teacher resources related to a summer research project in Antarctica.  MORE >>
12.17.2008 - COSEE-Networked Ocean World is looking for volunteer educators to help develop new activities and lesson plans.  MORE >>
11.21.2008 - COSEE-Central Gulf of Mexico has launched a revamped version of their popular website.  MORE >>
11.15.2008 - The annual Adobe MAX Awards is a global awards program that recognizes the best uses of Adobe software for creating engaging experiences. The COSEE-OS Concept Linked Integrated Media Builder (CLIMB) has been selected as an Honorable Mention for the 2008 Adobe MAX Awards. The CLIMB application has increased our effectiveness as an education and public outreach organization by allowing us to construct a visually appealing, customizable environment for our audience.  MORE >>
10.18.2008 - The new COSEE exhibit had its debut at the 2008 annual meeting of the Society for the Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS). The annual SACNAS meeting brings together scientists, graduate students, undergraduate students, teachers, and high school students in a highly interactive environment. The COSEE exhibit was well received and many undergraduates stopped to speak with us about careers in ocean science research.  MORE >>
10.17.2008 - COSEE-Central Gulf of Mexico, COSEE-Coastal Trends, and COSEE-Great Lakes update the network on recent activities conducted by their centers.  MORE >>
10.01.2008 - The National Science Foundation has issued five new awards under the "New Collaborators with Existing Centers" portion of the Program Solicitation. The new collaborators will work in a closely-integrated way with their collaborating COSEE Center.  MORE >>
10.01.2008 - NSF provides funding to COSEE for the management and support of national networking activities.  MORE >>
09.18.2008 - COSEE-New England joins forces with the Coalition on the Public Understanding of Science (COPUS) to help plan the kick-off to the Year of Science that begins January 2009.  MORE >>
09.18.2008 - The Smithsonian Institution, in collaboration with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the National COSEE Network, announces plans to hire an ocean science educator to work in the new Ocean Hall exhibit.  MORE >>
09.15.2008 - Ocean sciences faculty and educators in the University of Hawaii system and COSEE-California propose a new collaboration to extend the COSEE-California courses Communicating Ocean Sciences and Communicating Ocean Sciences for Informal Audiences to the Central Pacific region.  MORE >>
09.01.2008 - The COSEE-Colorado Collaborative proposes to develop a synergistic partnership between the University of Colorado-Boulder and COSEE-West.  MORE >>
09.01.2008 - Drs. Russell Cuhel and Carmen Aguilar, scientists at the Great Lakes WATER Institute in Milwaukee, have been awarded a three-year NSF COSEE Collaborative grant to work with COSEE-Great Lakes.  MORE >>
09.01.2008 - Ocean Inquiry Project (OIP) will collaborate with COSEE-Ocean Learning Communities to create, promote, and study learning collaborations among diverse communities that care about the oceanic environment, a specific goal of COSEE-OLC.  MORE >>
09.01.2008 - COSEE-Coastal Trends and Queen Anne's County Public School district will collaborate to formalize a semester-long entry level secondary school ocean science course.  MORE >>
07.25.2008 - Dr. Laura Murray, director of COSEE-Coastal Trends, along with public school teachers and staff from COSEE-West, presented Ocean Literacy and an Ocean Science Course at the 2008 National Marine Educators Association conference in Savannah, Georgia.  MORE >>
07.25.2008 - Visiting Savannah, Georgia in the middle of July did not seem like the smartest thing to do, but it turns out that people from all over the world also felt like thumbing their noses at ninety-degree temperatures and 80-90 percent humidity.  MORE >>
07.17.2008 - More than 50 student teams, comprising over 650 students from 5 countries, participated in the MATE Center's International Student ROV Competition. This year's competition was designed to present students with the types of challenges faced by scientists and engineers working in extreme ocean environments, such as hydrothermal vents.  MORE >>
07.13.2008 - COSEE-Great Lakes will feature weblogs of participant experiences aboard the R/V Peter Wise Lake Guardian and at the Tropical Marine Ecology workshop in Honduras.  MORE >>
07.12.2008 - COSEE-OLC helped sponsor the Northwest Aquatic and Marine Educators annual conference from July 9-12 in Friday Harbor, Washington, giving a presentation entitled Modeling Inquiry Through Ocean Science Research in the Puget Sound.  MORE >>
06.19.2008 - COSEE will sponsor the 2008 National Marine Educators Association conference One World: One Water in Savannah, Georgia this July  MORE >>
06.19.2008 - COSEE centers are holding Ocean Observing Systems (OOS) workshops - and collaborating with each other to do so - in order to help with familiarizing teachers with ocean data and how to use this information in the classroom.  MORE >>
04.17.2008 - The groundwork has now been laid for a continued COSEE presence at the annual conventions of the National Science Teachers Association. Next year's event will include COSEE-themed sessions and short courses.  MORE >>
04.17.2008 - The 2008 International Pacific Marine Educators Network conference will take place in Townsville, Australia from October 16-21.  MORE >>