Why Do We Explore? Workshop

image: NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer

image: NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer

Bring ocean exploration and careers to your students through lessons developed by NOAA’s Office of Exploration and Research.  On November 14th, OMSI will host the NOAA Why Do We Explore? workshop for educators of students in grades 5 -12.

An essential component of the NOAA’s Office of Ocean Exploration and Research (OER) mission is to enhance ocean science literacy and to build interest in STEM careers that support ocean-related work. To help fulfill this mission, the Okeanos Explorer Education Materials Collection was developed to encourage educators and students to become engaged in real time with the voyages and discoveries of the NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer—America’s first Federal ship dedicated to Ocean Exploration.

Join NOAA OER Facilitator Cait Goodwin for this introduction to Volume 1 of the Okeanos Explorer Education Materials Collection: Why Do We Explore? Participants will learn how to use standards-based lessons and other online resources that guide classroom inquiries into important reasons for ocean exploration including Climate Change, Energy, Ocean Health and Human Health. This is Part One of a two-part professional development series. Part Two will be offered January 9, 2016.

Registration is required and space is limited. Educators attending the full day will receive Volume 1 of the Okeanos Explorer Education Materials Collection: Why Do We Explore?, other resources, a NOAA Ocean Exploration Certificate of Participation, a continental breakfast and lunch. Those educators attending Part One and Part Two will receive a $100 stipend.

Space is limited, so register today. If you have questions, please contact Nate Lesiuk at nlesiuk@omsi.edu.

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