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.

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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:

  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 curriculum
  3. prepare course participants to conduct training sessions on selected oceanography topics and issues for teachers in their local community
  4. 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.