Audience: K-12 teachers and supervisors of science curriculum who teach or supervise the teaching of units with significant oceanography content.
Objectives: Project Ocean is directed towards improving teacher effectiveness in generating interest and understandings in science, technology, and mathematics among K-12 students.
Project Ocean is intended to:
- introduce teachers to the physical foundations of selected oceanographic topics and issues
- explore and identify ways in which these understandings and concepts can be employed in school studies
- prepare course attendees to conduct training sessions on selected oceanography topics and issues for teachers in their local community
- support training sessions held by these teachers, on a continuing basis, with instructional resource materials, scientific guidance, and opportunities to interact with professionals in the oceanography field.