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 toward 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 curriculum
- prepare course participants to conduct training sessions on selected oceanography topics and issues for teachers in their local community
- facilitate interdisciplinary and cross institutional networking opportunities and leverage the existing institutional connections between Pennsylvania Western University (PennWest), AMS, U.S. Navy, and St. Mary's College of Maryland.