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Examples of COSEE SE scientists and educators partners

  • Ocean Acidification Toolkit contains lesson from elementary students through high school students. This scientist and educator partnership was created between a professor in the UGA Marine Science Department, three formal educators, and COSEE SE through NSF Broader Outreach funding. Read more..
  • Research Educator Exchange Forum (REEF)- funded by NSF to assist new faculty with honing skills in communicating their sciences to non peer audiences Read more...
  • Bottoms-Up, NSF funded
    • Principle Investigator: William (Bill) Savidge, Skidaway Institute of Oceanography (SkIO)
    • Topic: Benthic Observatory and Technology Testbed on the Mid-Shelf- Understanding Processes Read more...
    • Strategy: Teachers invited to participate with cruise
    • Teachers: Jeff Graham and Karen Moyd
    • Outcome: Bottoms Up Curriculum and Marine Science Activity Book (PDF, 3.67 MB)
  • Limiting Nutrient Factors, NSF Funded
    • Principle Investigator: Elizabeth (Liz) Mann, Skidaway Institute of Oceanography (SkIO)
    • Topic: Iron's influence on phytoplankton growth at various depths.
    • Strategy: Teacher invited on research cruise to assist researchers in data collection
    • Teacher: Annie Baldwin
  • MARGINS: Source to Sink, NSF Funded
    • Principle Investigator: Clark Alexander, Skidaway Institute of Oceanography (SkIO)
    • Topic: Investigating continental margins off New Zealand
    • Strategy: Teachers invited to assist with cruise and research
    • Teachers: Kelly Sears and Venetia Butler
    • Outcome: High School Lesson (PDF, 200 KB), Simulating Coring Activity (PDF, 41 KB), Seafloor Sediment Lesson (PDF, 84 KB)
    • Feedback of Dr. Clark Alexander: "There is no way we are going to get kids excited about the things we do as scientists unless someone can take it back to them while making the results meaningful and personal. That is the power of involving committed, in-service teachers on cruises and what Ms. Sears has done exceedingly well in her newly developed unit on erosion and deposition".