Audience & Objectives

Audience & Objectives

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:

  1. introduce teachers to the physical foundations of selected oceanographic topics and issues
  2. explore and identify ways in which these understandings and concepts can be employed in school studies
  3. prepare course attendees to conduct training sessions on selected oceanography topics and issues for teachers in their local community
  4. 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.