Researchers at the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s Florida
Marine Research Institute (FMRI) are on the edge of scientific discovery. They
are working to discover the mysteries of Karenia brevis (K. brevis), the
dinoflagellate responsible for many of Florida’s red tides.
Students will be able to do the following:
Identify and describe an organism that causes Red Tide
Name three diseases caused by harmful algal blooms (HABs)
In this activity, students will investigate eight types of Harmful Algal Blooms, including an example of how scientific perspectives can change rapidly as a result of new research.
This activity was created by the National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (an office of the National Ocean Service)through a partnership with the National Science Foundation, EPA, NASA, and the Office of Naval Research.
This is a report to be published in the August 19 issue of Science. Graduate students in the sciences who both teach and conduct research show greater improvement in their research skills than do those who focus exclusively on laboratory work.
In this webinar, the ITEST Learning Resource Center and COSEE (Centers for Ocean Sciences Education Excellence) showcase curriculum materials on topics ranging from biomedicine to engineering design to ecology to ocean sciences.
During this webinar, experts Rob Ferguson, Paulo Maurin and Cathy Sakas from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) share their knowledge and ideas for compelling classroom activities on watersheds and introduce participants to NOAA's Rivers to Reefs Program.
This web page from the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of Natural History's Ocean Portal contains a wealth of information for educators - including lesson plans, materials, and resources - on the Gulf oil spill.
COSEE Florida’s mission is to connect scientists conducting world-class ocean research in the Sunshine State with Florida’s citizens in exciting and meaningful ways. The majority of Florida’s population lives within twenty miles of the coast and scientists affiliated with our Center will play an important role in effectively communicating the importance of the oceans and ocean-related research to the public across Florida.
COSEE OCEAN was established to increase the capacity and productivity of the COSEE Network, to leverage existing professional networks, and to develop models for urban school district curriculum development.
COSEE TEK was established to address the crucial linkages between science, technology, and engineering in the field of oceanography and provide educational resources that highlight the history, breadth, and advancement of oceanographic technologies.
Six pre-service middle school science teachers participated in COSEE Florida's Research Experience Pre-service Teachers (REPT) program. For six weeks, REPT interns conducted a variety of experiments alongside research scientists at Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute, Ocean Research & Conservation Association, and the Smithsonian Marine Station at Fort Pierce. As part of their research experience, they produced short videos addressing common misconceptions in science, including such topics as:
- Scientists are boring lab rats
- Science does not involve creativity
- Science experiments answer questions in clear, concrete ways
Florida Aquatic Science Heroes (FLASH) is a short video describing the work of a Florida-based ocean scientist, their research, and its relevance to a broader community.
In Making Water Pollution Visible, Dr. Edie Widder describes her passion to improve water quality in Florida's Indian River Lagoon and how the technology that she has developed can be applied to improve water quality throughout the world.
COSEE Ocean has started a Facebook page specifically for oceanography and marine graduate students interested in education and outreach-Graduate Students for Ocean Education (GrOE). They will find announcements about jobs, grants, workshops, meetings, and whatever else they would like - they just have to say so!! It's a place for oceanography grad students who are interested in education and outreach to network with each other.
Short vodcasts feature current research and the scientists involved. Four Climate Watch vodcasts, including ones on Changing Biomes and Permafrost, and a series on research at Lake El'Gypytgyn in Siberia involving coring through 3.5 million years of lake sediments to reconstruct Arctic paleo-environments were still in production on April, 2011.