Methods and Partnerships in Limnology and Oceanography Education

Session ID#: 29779

Session Description:
Innovations in formal and informal education and outreach in the fields of ocean science, environmental science, and limnology have been plentiful in recent years. Of specific significance is making aquatic science content relevant to all audiences: K-12, undergraduate, and graduate students, and the public education. How can science lessons answer the question "Why is this important to me?" Student-researcher partnerships are one way to make the connection between science and students' lives and to result in an increase in ocean and climate literacy. Whether through partnerships, experimentation, or observations, we need to share our lessons learned with the ocean science education community. A focus on evaluation, documentation, and dissemination of successful methods in ocean science education have allowed best practices to be established so educators do not have to reinvent successful strategies. This session invites any and all submissions describing successful and/or novel methods and partnerships in limnology and oceanography education (formal or informal).
Primary Chair:  Robert F Chen, University of Massachusetts Boston, School for the Environment, Boston, MA, United States
Co-chairs:  Janet Warburton, ARCUS, Fairbanks, AK, United States, Paul F Kemp, University of Hawaii Manoa, Oceanography, Honolulu, HI, United States and Dolores Lollie Garay, Redd School, Houston, TX, United States
  • ES - Ecology and Societal Interactions
  • HE - High Latitude Environments
  • PO - Physical Oceanography: Other

Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

Charles G. Waters, Organization Not Listed, Rollingbay, WA, United States and Tracy Spiers, Araura College, Cook Islands
Andrew Thurber, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR, United States, Marco Hatch, Western Washington University, Bellingham, United States and Andres Quesada, Northwest Indian College, Bellingham, WA, United States
Elizabeth Duncan Eubanks1, Steve Allen2, Aisliin Lavoie3, Juliana Allen4, Ian Weiss5, Sean Weiss6, Nicola Weiss5 and Sophie Allen7, (1)Organization Not Listed, Washington, DC, United States, (2)Palm Beach Maritime Academy, Lantana, United States, (3)Saint John P, Boca Raton, FL, United States, (4)Bak Middle School of the Arts, Lake Worth, FL, United States, (5)Talbert Middle School, Huntington Beach, CA, United States, (6)Edison High School, Huntington Beach, CA, United States, (7)Dreyfoos School of the Arts, West Palm Beach, FL, United States
Anna Michel, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Applied Ocean Physics & Engineering, Woods Hole, MA, United States, Judith Fenwick, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole, MA, United States and Stacey Strong, Sturgis Charter Public School, Hyannis, MA, United States
Heather Page, Maitreyi Nagarkar, Shelby Anne Jones-Cervantes and Katherine Nesbit, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, La Jolla, CA, United States
Andrea Gingras1, Ivar Babb2, Gail A Scowcroft3, Holly Morin1 and Christopher W Knowlton1, (1)University of Rhode Island, Graduate School of Oceanography, RI, United States, (2)University of Connecticut at Avery Point, NURTEC, Groton, CT, United States, (3)University of Rhode Island, Narragansett, RI, United States
Lucy Vlietstra, U.S. Coast Guard Academy, Department of Science, New London, CT, United States
Katie M Lodes, St. Joseph's Academy, St. Louis, MO, United States
Teri Lewbel Briggs, Goleta Family School, Goleta, United States and Dorothy K Pak, University of California Santa Barbara, Marine Science Institute, Santa Barbara, CA, United States