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  • Martin Keeley
    Aug 27 12:30 PM
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    Martin

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    From: Ocean Explorer Education <oe-education@...>
    Subject: [Oe-education] NOAA OER Educator Professional Development - Dauphin Island, AL and Baltimore, MD - NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer: Why Do We Explore? 9.21.13 and 9.28.13
    Date: 27 August, 2013 4:11:20 PM GMT-04:00

    The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Office of Ocean Exploration and Research announces:

    NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer: America’s Ship for Ocean Exploration
    Volume 1: Why Do We Explore?
    Professional Development for Educators of Grades 5-12

    * Please note that the same workshop is being offered in September in two different locations:

    September 21, 2013 at Dauphin Island Sea Lab, Dauphin Island, AL

    September 28, 2013 at the National Aquarium at Baltimore, Baltimore, MD


    Please see the attached flyers (PDF) for deadlines and registration information.

    For a complete list of NOAA OER teacher professional development across the nation please visit:
    http://oceanexplorer.noaa.gov/edu/development/onsite_development.html
    ____________________________________________________________________

    All life on Earth relies on the ocean— yet, the ocean is 95 percent unexplored, unknown and unseen by human eyes…

    From seamounts of the western Pacific to tubeworms and methane hydrates in the Gulf of Mexico and deepwater canyons of the Atlantic, the NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer is making waves in ocean science exploration. The Okeanos Explorer Education Materials Collection is designed to encourage educators and students to become personally involved with the voyages and discoveries of America’s first Federal ship dedicated to Ocean Exploration. This workshop introduces Volume 1 of the Okeanos Explorer Education Materials Collection: Why Do We Explore?, guiding educators through lessons focused on modern reasons for ocean exploration, including Climate Change, Energy, Ocean Health and Human Health. All lessons are correlated to the Next Generation Science Standards and the Ocean Literacy Essential Principles and Fundamental Concepts.

    Pre-registration is required and space is limited. This is the first of a two-part workshop series. The second will be offered in the spring, targeting ocean exploration strategies and state-of-the-art technologies. Educators who attend both full day workshops will receive a $100 stipend. Each participant will receive Volume 1 of the Okeanos Explorer Education Materials Collection, Why Do We Explore?, a NOAA Ocean Exploration Certificate of Participation, continental breakfast, and lunch.


    Please register using the information provided on the appropriate flyer.

    --
    Melissa Ryan
    Professional Development Specialist
    NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research
    www.oceanexplorer.noaa.gov