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The Maury Project is a two-week teacher professional development workshop designed for precollege teachers and supervisors of science who teach, or supervise the teaching of, units with significant oceanography content.
The workshop is intended to:
Each participant will be supplied with a variety of instructional resource materials, including those to be used in peer-led teacher training sessions.
After successful completion of workshop activities, participants will:
The Maury Project is held at the United States Naval Academy (USNA) in Annapolis, MD. This intensive workshop includes lectures, tutorials, seminars, research cruises, hands-on laboratory exercises, and field trips. Faculty members from the USNA, Navy, and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), as well as other scientists and science educators will present workshop topics.
The workshop will focus on the physical foundations of oceanography and include the following topics:
Activities typically extend from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm EDT each day. A day long excursion is planned for Saturday, July 14th. Sunday, July 15th will be free for sightseeing and rest.
The Chesapeake Bay can be a physically demanding environment for marine studies. Walking a half-mile or more in summer heat and high humidity conditions is routine several times each day.
Special speakers will include oceanographers and senior scientists and administrators from NOAA, Navy and NSF.
The USNA Oceanography Department will host the workshop. The USNA has the most extensive undergraduate oceanographic instructional facilities in the country. The department consists of fourteen faculty members, seven laboratories, a fully equipped 108-foot oceanographic research vessel, and two visiting faculty research positions.
Located at the mouth of the Severn River, the Hendrix Oceanography Laboratory is a multi-function enclosure featuring a NOAA Tide Station and a wet laboratory, which circulates water from the Chesapeake Bay. Another laboratory complex located in Rickover Hall houses the physical, geological, biological and general oceanographic laboratories. Rickover Hall also houses the Cooperative Project in Oceanic Remote Sensing Laboratory, a joint USNA/NOAA effort.
The Greater Chesapeake Bay region is replete with natural sites and oceanographic research facilities. During the workshop, research cruises will be made on Chesapeake Bay, NOAA research facilities will be visited, and a field trip will be made to places of oceanographic significance in the Baltimore-Washington, DC area.
To be eligible for The Maury Project, teachers and supervisors of pre-collage science should:
Participants will be selected to provide a national geographic distribution and a cross-section of school environments (inner city, urban, suburban and rural). Teachers interested in promoting minority participation in science are strongly encouraged to apply.
Wendy Abshire, Co-Director
The Maury Project
American Meteorological Society
1200 New York Ave., NW, Suite 500
Washington, DC 20005
All completed applications should be submitted by March 19, 2018, although late applications will be considered if workshop vacancies exist. Initial notification of workshop awards and alternates will be made via email.
In selecting individuals for participation and otherwise in the administration of this workshop, the American Meteorological Society will not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, religion, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, and status as a Vietnam Era or disabled veteran.
Participants may earn three semester hours of graduate credit in EAS 515: Selected Topics in Ocean Science Studies through the California University of Pennsylvania upon satisfactory completion of the workshop and the submission of a follow-up report of their two peer-training sessions.
Credit will be awarded at the end of the Fall 2018 semester and may be applied to a post-baccalaureate certificate from California University's School of Graduate Studies and Research.
Participants will be expected to stay in housing accommodations arranged by the American Meteorological Society as the workshop will be intensive and involve several evening meetings. Informal interaction among participants during meals, evenings and on the weekend will be an integral component of the workshop.
Housing will be located on St. John's College campus, immediately adjacent to USNA and within walking distance to instructional facilities. Most meals will be provided via a meal plan with St. John's.
St. John's College was founded in 1696 and its campus is a National Historic Landmark. Downtown Annapolis, with its many sights and restaurants, is close by. Participants should attend without families as their presence is likely to detract from full participation. No support will be provided for dependents.