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.
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Demographic changes and the emergence of a more global society have challenged the field of environmental education (EE) to be more inclusive and to offer programming that is relevant to culturally diverse groups. But what do we mean by diversity, and where is the EE field going with it?
“Still Developing the Toolbox: Making EE Relevant for Culturally Diverse Groups,” by Joanne M. Lozar Glenn addresses this question and profiles five organizations working to connect their programming to the communities they serve. From creating learning groups to reaching urban, immigrant, and native audiences, these organizations address what it means to work with diverse audiences, and how connecting with these communities changes what they’re doing and how that work gets done.
The article includes 10 “learnings” that have emerged from environmental educators who are on the ground and at the forefront of efforts to make EE more inclusive. The article also provides a list of resources (books, articles, websites, programs, and organizations and individuals) designed to inspire readers who want to learn more about this topic and to get ideas they can apply to their own work.
The Encyclopedia of Life (EOL), the global initiative to put every one of Earth’s 1.8 million living known species online in approximately 10 years, is enlisting the help of the COSEE Network as it launches its K-16 education outreach with a year-long campaign focusing on marine biodiversity and conservation.
The COSEE collections encompass the COSEE Resource Collection and the COSEE News Collection. COSEE collections provide access to on-line resources for ocean science education excellence, including collaborations between education and research communities, professional development opportunities for teachers, informational materials useful in educational settings, marine career information, announcements and more.
Southeast Coastal Ocean Observing Regional Association (SECOORA) provides data, information and products on marine and estuarine systems. Classroom resources include data sets, posters, lesson plans, and more.
If you are looking for a one-stop site for marine science and education, look no further! This site provides links for obtaining lesson plans, electronic resources, oceanographic data, etc. The Bridge is sponsored by NOAA Sea Grant and the National Marine Educators Association
This water quality online resource tackles issues such as how scarce the fresh water is becoming throughout the world, significant impacts on human health and economic development, as well as political conflicts that are related to the use and overuse of this finite resource. Grade level: 5 to college.
The Digital Library of Earth Science (DLESE) resources include electronic materials for both teachers and learners, such as lesson plans, maps, images, data sets, visualizations, assessment activities, curriculum, and online courses. DLESE was developed with funding from the National Science Foundation and is operated by the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) Computational and Information Systems Laboratory and the NCAR Library on behalf of the education community.
The Arctic Climate Modeling Program (ACMP) provides curriculum-based resources designed with input from 21 scientists from the University of Alaska Fairbanks Geophysical Institute. Resources include K-12 inquiry-based classroom lessons, a student network for observing arctic weather, digital lectures, and an interactive multimedia learning system (on DVD). The ACMP program is funded through a grant from the National Science Foundation ITEST program and is managed by the Geophysical Institute Public Information and Education Outreach Office.
Georgia's Wetland Treasures is a 218-page teacher resource activity book that includes fact sheets, activities, information and field guides, worksheets, and activity directions. This comprehensive guide is intended for classroom use.
Use satellite data and other online resources to explore the underwater world through six inquiry activities on ocean upwelling, coral bleaching, the Gulf Stream, coastal waters, algae blooms, and El Nino/La Nina.
The Maury Project is the American Meteorological Society's comprehensive national program of teacher enhancement based on studies of the physical foundations of oceanography. Major components of the program include: (a) the development of a cadre of master oceanographic education resource teachers who provide peer training opportunities for their colleagues throughout the country, and (b) the dissemination and implementation of scientifically accurate and pedagogically sound instructional resource materials directed towards teachers.
Since 1983, the Island Institute has employed a wide range of individuals, including photographers, artists, policy experts, and others, all in the name of maintaining the viability of the fifteen year-round island communities in the Gulf of Maine. Website resources include information about fellowship opportunities, working waterfront initiatives, links to initiatives of interest, educational resources, and much more.