Centers for Ocean Sciences Education Excellence (COSEE)

The Centers for Ocean Sciences Education Excellence (COSEE) site provides access to ocean sciences education materials from all 10 regional centers, with particular emphasis on K-12 audiences and instructional materials. The COSEE collection also includes links to information about professional-development opportunities for teachers. There is a strong focus on research data and its use in teaching. The collection provides educators with accurate and useful information on global, national, and regional ocean science topics, and gives researchers a contact point for educational outreach.

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About COSEE
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The COSEE network promotes a better understanding of the key role the ocean plays in global environmental cycles and processes. COSEE activities highlight the contributions ocean-science researchers make to scientific knowledge in these important areas. Each COSEE represents one or more ocean science research institution, an informal science education organization, and at least one affiliate organization representing the formal education community.

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Broader Impact: Guidance for Scientists About Education and Public Outreach (PDF)
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How can scientists more effectively create education and public outreach programs? This Eos article discusses eight recommendations for scientists to better their education and outreach experience. It also includes tips for how to incorporate these programs into a grant proposal to increase the chances of it being funded.

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COSEE Great Lakes Curriculum Resources
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A collection of Great Lakes resources approved by COSEE-GL. Activities employ several different media, including the internet, literature supplements, and case study packets. Topics include exotic, or nonindigenous, species, cargo shipping, water movement, biodiversity, and much more.

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COSEE Great Lakes Lake Superior Exploration Workshop
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Teachers of grades 4-10 or informal settings and scientists from universities, federal agencies, state agencies, and not-for-profit organizations are invited to take part in innovative and cutting edge science education. Participants will experience the Lake Superior ecosystem firsthand with experts through: field and classroom activities, classroom activity idea sharing, learning how to use cutting edge research, data, and technology with their students, and making peer connections.

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COSEE Great Lakes Shipboard and Shoreline Science on Lake Erie Program
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COSEE GL presents a one-week cruise on Lake Erie aboard the R/V Lake Guardian specifically for grade 4-10 teachers and informal educators. The cruise will feature interdisciplinary learning opportunities for Great Lakes and ocean systems research. Instructors include both research scientists and COSEE educators. Topics of study include shipping activities and cargo, field station research, urban shorelines, coastal processes and erosion, DO, conductivity, temperature, plankton and more.

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COSEE Great Lakes Tropical Marine Ecology Workshop
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Take an educational expedition to the Caribbean! This 8-day workshop at a tropical reef in Roatan, the Bay Islands, Honduras, will explore the biodiversity of a coral reef ecosystem and the related habitats that support its complex structure. Topics explored include: reef formation and ecology; reef fish; reef invertebrates; animal relationships; sandy beaches; tide pools; rocky shore zonation; mangroves; and turtle grass beds. Scholarships are available.

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COSEE New England Ocean Science Researcher Resources
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Are you an ocean science researcher who would you like assistance engaging in educational outreach and achieving broader impacts? This site will help you connect with educators in order to build meaningful educational collaborations. The website includes resources, ideas, and tools for researchers to become effectively involved in education and outreach. The site also features information on upcoming workshops and activities that will foster effect programs.

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COSEE Southeast: Scientist's Niche
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Scientists can get help engaging in K-16 education efforts from this resource. It provides information and publications on how researchers can get involved in education, and contains a link to the Southern Association of Marine Laboratories (SAML).

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COSEE West Online Education
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This site features online professional development courses offered by the COSEE (Center for Ocean Sciences Education Excellence) West and College of Exploration. The site features workshop information, as well as access to online presentations and the College of Exploration's virtual campus. Registration is required to access the education information, but is free of charge.

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Center for Ocean Sciences Education Excellence California (COSEE-CA)
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COSEE-CA is dedicated to creating environments in which collaborations among ocean scientists and K-12 educators flourish. This site provides information on courses, ocean science careers, engaging scientists in educational outreach, and K-12 outreach initiatives. This site also links to the national COSEE website and other CA COSEE resources.

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Center for Ocean Sciences Education Excellence Central Gulf of Mexico (COSEE-Central GOM)
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The COSEE center for ocean science integration and outreach in the central Gulf of Mexico. Site contains information on the Sea Scholars program, which is specially designed to provide small groups of teachers with firsthand oceanography and geography experiences by spending time onboard a U.S. Navy oceanographic survey ship. Also includes curriculum materials and lesson plans, as well as presentations and information from past voyages.

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Center for Ocean Sciences Education Excellence Mid-Atlantic (COSEE-MA)
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COSEE-MA's goal is to integrate research and education programs to encourage lifelong learning experiences for everyone. They especially want to reach out to K-12 educators, students (K-16), coastal managers, families, and underserved audiences. The site features information for all of the above audiences, as well as the latest news and upcoming events.

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Center for Ocean Sciences Education Excellence Ocean Systems (COSEE-OS)
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COSEE-OS is a targeted pilot program with the long-term goal of helping the COSEE Network reach rural and inland audiences. COSEE-OS creates and evaluates a series of interconnected tools and techniques designed to broaden understanding of oceans in the context of the earth and solar systems. The foundation of the program is: educator-researcher team building, showcasing ocean systems, evaluation and identification of high-quality resources, and reaching rural and inland audiences.

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Delving Deeper into Informal Science Education (PDF)
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Read results from a needs assessment of informal science education institutions, such as aquariums, that COSEE-NE are using to coordinate the planning of programs. The survey asked participants several basic questions. Each question's response is expressed in text and figure.

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Diversity in Ocean Sciences
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COSEE-SE provides resources and links to help improve diversity in ocean sciences. Included resources are coastal legacy resources for elementary and middle school teachers, Coastal Legacy traveling curriculum kit, documents from the Multicultural Pathways for Ocean Science Education workshop, and university and marine laboratory programs.

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Education and Outreach Needs Assessment Survey Results (PDF)
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What resources would you need to pursue education/outreach activities? What incentives would increase the probability of your participation in education/outreach activities? In 2003, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution conducted a surveyed focused on current education and outreach activities and the needs of researchers in regards to participating in such programs.

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Educator Resources
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Educators in the southeast United States will find links to resources for ocean science instruction on this website. The resource topics include general ocean and earth science education materials, ocean observing systems, water quality, wetlands and remote sensing data.

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Mapping the Oceans - Helping Students Make Connections
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COSEE-Ocean Systems (OS) is moving forward in its development of effective tools and techniques to aid learners in better understanding the context of the oceans in both the earth and solar systems. Acting upon recent national efforts to "map" ocean topics into the educational standards, COSEE-OS is piloting effective ways to bring the relevance of the oceans to classrooms. This resource introduces concept mapping and demonstrates its effectiveness.

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Marine Mammals in the South Atlantic Bight (PDF)
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This printable resource provides information on the marine mammals found along the U.S. east coast from North Carolina to Florida. It includes information about the different species found, conservation and research information, and links to volunteer and education resources.

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Ocean Immersion in K-12 Schools
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California COSEE is working to create regional ocean education Centers focused on increasing awareness of K-12 schools and their communities to ocean-related issues and opportunities. The Ocean Immersion Centers provide numerous benefits both in the classroom and the community. This site includes information on the Centers and commentary on the implementation of the program in a local elementary school. Workshop information is also provided.

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