Imagining Ocean Science: Education and Outreach Using Visualization, Storytelling, and the Arts I eLightning

Session ID#: 92736

Session Description:
Ocean scientists are expanding education and outreach through innovative narratives and multi-media experiences. From movies to TED talks to best-selling books narratives hold the attention of an audience and increase retention of information more than fact-based presentations. In an era where expert opinions are derided and facts are questioned, alternative connections to the public are needed to communicate science in a way that presents topics of ocean health in an understandable manner. Immersive methods, such as using data visualization, technology, and the arts enable broader understanding of the ocean and offer students and learners new opportunities to engage and train in ocean sciences. While entertaining, immersive experiences offer an opportunity to provide rigorous scientific data in a clear, easy to understand format. The goal of these efforts is to engage a wider audience in scientific discovery, increase understanding in the nature of ocean research, and encourage training in marine sciences. This session welcomes creators of ocean science stories for education (fiction, video, theater, podcasts, etc.), innovative research projects (multi-media, data-visualization, etc.), and interactive storytelling. Evaluation of these projects will be discussed, as well as how they can be expanded and replicated across different research and locations.
  • SI - Social-Ocean Science Interactions and SDGs
Index Terms:

0815 Informal education [EDUCATION]
0845 Instructional tools [EDUCATION]
1994 Visualization and portrayal [INFORMATICS]
6349 General or miscellaneous [POLICY SCIENCES & PUBLIC ISSUES]
Primary Chair:  Laura A Guertin, Penn State Brandywine, Earth Science, Media, PA, United States
Co-chairs:  Dan Novy, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Media Lab, Cambridge, United States, Kathie Kelly, University of Washington, Oceanography, Seattle, WA, United States and Carlie Wiener, Schmidt Ocean Institute, Palo alto, CA, United States
Primary Liaison:  Laura A Guertin, Penn State Brandywine, Earth Science, Media, PA, United States
Moderators:  Laura A Guertin, Penn State Brandywine, Earth Science, Media, PA, United States and Kathie Kelly, University of Washington, Oceanography, Seattle, WA, United States
Student Paper Review Liaison:  Laura A Guertin, Penn State Brandywine, Earth Science, Media, PA, United States

Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

River Herring Telemetry Tracking and Data Visualization for Research, Management, Education, and Outreach (644695)
William Benjamin Bray, MIT Sea Grant, Arlington, MA, United States, Robert Vincent, MIT Sea Grant, Cambridge, MA, United States and John Sheppard, Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries, New Bedford, MA, United States
Mapping Deep Blue Habitat in a Changing Climate (656750)
Patricia L Yager, University of Georgia, Department of Marine Sciences, Athens, GA, United States, Julie Spivey, University of Georgia, Lamar Dodd School of Art, Athens, GA, United States, Justin Ebert, University of Georgia, Marine Sciences, Athens, GA, United States, Jessica Wenclawiak, University of Georgia, Biology, Athens, GA, United States and Curtis A. Deutsch, University of Washington Seattle Campus, School of Oceanography, Seattle, United States
Interactive website to visualize and study mesoscale eddies (652855)
Jeffrey J Early, NorthWest Research Associates Redmond, Redmond, WA, United States, Brian J Curtis, Private Database Consultant, WA, United States, Peter Gaube, Applied Physics Laboratory at the University of Washington, Air-Sea Interaction and Remote Sensing, Seattle, WA, United States and Jonathan M Lilly, Theiss Research, La Jolla, CA, United States
NOAA NCEI: Ocean Data at Your Fingertips (636443)
Gregory R Hammer, NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information, Asheville, United States, Jennifer Fulford, National Centers for Environmental Information/IC&MS, Asheville, NC, United States, Heather McCullough, National Centers for Environmental Information, Boulder, CO, United States, Andrew Allegra, National Centers for Environmental Information, Silver Spring, MD, United States, Kaitlin Palubicki, National Centers for Environmental Information/Northern Gulf Institute, Stennis, MS, United States, Angela Sallis, NOAA NCEI/General Dynamics Information Technology, Stennis Space Center, MS, United States and Andrea R Andersen, National Centers for Environmental Information/ IC&MS, Asheville, NC, United States
Recording, Streaming and Displaying Live Digital Holograms of Ocean Life (648905)
Alex Hornstein, Looking Glass Factory, Inc, Brooklyn, NY, United States
Oceanography, Artistry, and Service Learning: Techniques to enhance student engagement in introductory courses (655668)
Jennifer L Beauregard, Berklee College of Music, Boston, MA, United States
Kathryn A Kelly, Univ of Washington (retired), Seattle, WA, United States and LuAnne Thompson, University of Washington, School of Oceanography, Seattle, WA, United States
Student-Produced Coastal Optimism Rally Speeches: Going Beyond the Doom and Gloom for Stories of Resilience and Hope (636084)
Laura A Guertin1, James Berkey2 and Anne Jansen2, (1)Penn State Brandywine, Earth Science, Media, PA, United States, (2)Penn State Brandywine, Media, PA, United States
LabOratory Podcast: Documenting Personal Narratives of Scientific Significance (651291)
Rene Francolini and Sam Sewell, LabOratory Podcast, Woods Hole, MA, United States
Telling ocean science stories on social media (645962)
Torge Martin, GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel, Kiel, Germany, Mirjam S Glessmer, Fascinocean, Kiel, Germany, Elin Darelius, Geophysical Institute Bergen, Bergen, Norway and Yasmin S. Appelhans, Freelance Journalist, Kiel, Germany
Cool Science: Art as a Vehicle for Intergenerational Learning (644863)
Robert F Chen, University of Massachusetts Boston, School for the Environment, Boston, MA, United States, Jill Lohmeier, University of Massachusetts Lowell, Education, Lowell, MA, United States, Lois Hetland, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Art Education, Boston, MA, United States and Steven Schrock, University of Kansas, Civil, Environmental, & Architectural Engineering, Lawrence, United States
Sculpture and Coral Reefs: Combining Art, Research, Tourism and Education (640534)
Colleen Flanigan, Living Sea Sculpture, Santa Cruz, CA, United States and D.L. Marrin, Water Sciences & Insights, Encinitas, CA, United States