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Summit for Ocean Literacy Under Sail

Posted By Jennifer Magnusson, Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Nancy Richardson launches the summitIt takes one person with passion to create change. Nancy Richardson, one of the earliest members of NMEA, brought together a community of NMEA educators and partners to share ocean literacy principles with colleagues who are involved in Tall Ships America ‘Adventure and Education Under Sail.’ These folks know the sea and have an intimate connection with the sea, as part of their daily lives.

45 participants and ten volunteers arrived early to San Pedro for the Tall Ships America 46th Annual Conference, Raising our Sails, Raising a Workforce to participate in a daylong Summit for Ocean Literacy Under Sail. Learning quickly got underway with hands-on investigations guided by local Southern California experts Kurt Holland, Dena Deck, Annie Richardson, Peter Falcon, Kalina Valev, Linda Chilton, Mark Friedman, Nina Quaratella, and Gwen Noda. Each facilitator enabled participants to become engaged with the bigger ideas of each of the seven ocean literacy principles.  These educators shared their expertise and passion for ocean literacy at stations designed to connect ocean literacy with experiences aboard Tall Ships from charting a course across one ocean or exploring the diversity of biofouling communities or supporting youth in taking action to address human impacts of microplastics.

Ocean Literacy Principle 1Ocean Literacy Principle 2Ocean Literacy Principle 3 Ocean Literacy Principle 4-5Ocean Literacy Principle 6Ocean Literacy Principle 7

Lynn Whitley shared an over view of the history, impacts, and resources associated with Ocean Literacy to tie the individual stations together followed by a session of brainstorming on how put ocean literacy into action after the Summit. This forum provided an opportunity to share challenges, strategies and needs for Ocean Literacy implementation efforts once at home aboard ship or alongside on shore. This list of ideas as well as other resource links for each session and photos will be posted for all at https://dornsife.usc.edu/uscseagrant/ocean-literacy-summit-2019/

No day of ocean literacy would be complete without applying new knowledge. As we readied to depart for Cabrillo Marine Aquarium, we found our numbers had grown. The morning session was joined by many others (recruited from morning participants’ enthusiasm) with a walking tour to the Salinas de San Pedro Saltmarsh and a behind the scenes guided tour of the Aquarium concluding with a visit to the library. It was evident participants loved applying knowledge by doing. Conversations explored how cultural, historical, and spiritual connections naturally intersect with life sciences!

Focusing binocularsSalinas de San Pedro SaltmarshImmersed

Nancy’s goal of bringing together communities to share ideas, to network and in the process make one another stronger was a resounding success. Alice Cochran, leadership and governance consultant and Tall Ships America member, and Nancy demonstrated the power of joining efforts with an ‘energy stick.’

Energy Stick in actionIn order to extend the ocean literacy and networking discussion, Lynn, Nancy, Dena and Linda set up an NMEA exhibit hall table on Tuesday. Later in the day, Nancy and Dena Deck led a general session to debrief and plan next steps from the Summit. Topics of discussion for next steps included supporting Ocean Literacy with youth-of-all-ages through citizen science, inclusive engagement, workforce development, STEAM competencies, and environmentally sustainable practices.

Hopefully, these discussions will continue on a local level, in the regional chapters of NMEA reaching out and welcoming Tall Ships staff and volunteers and we will continue to strengthen the effort toward ocean literate communities as we reach into UNESCO’s Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development with its inclusion of Ocean Literacy! The Tall Ships America community is looking forward to working more closely with NMEA. We’ll try to promote attendance at regional meetings and supporting a session at the NMEA conference. Three new NMEA members and three new members of Tall Ships America are very excited to participate with the memberships that each organization donated which were distributed during the session wrap up.

Wrapping upWe networked with people representing a multitude of perspectives and affiliations from the Sail Training International, US Coast Guard Academy and USCG Barque EAGLE; USC Sea Grant Program, USC Wrigley Institute for Environmental Studies, NAMEPA, Cabrillo Marine Aquarium, NMEA Ocean Literacy Committee, Mystic Seaport Museum’s Schooner BRILLIANT; US Park Service; NASA-JPL; Galveston’s Barque ELISSA (sailing with astronauts!); Sail2Change; Girl Scouts; Sea Scouts; the LAMI TopSail Youth Program on Brigantines IRVING JOHNSON and EXY JOHNSON, and many more!


Lifelong lessons learned through sailing together strengthen Leadership~TeamShip~Stewardship!

We’re all ‘shipmates’ sailing Planet Ocean...
Let’s sail in harmony with science and spirit at sea and ashore!

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#WeAreNMEA - Fostering Ocean Literacy in Asia with Tsuyoshi Sasaki

Posted By Jennifer Magnusson, Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Tsuyoshi SasakiTsuyoshi Sasaki 佐々木剛

Professor, Department of Ocean Policy and Culture

Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology
Tokyo, Japan


Dr. Tsuyoshi Sasaki is a Professor at Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology and Director of the Japan Aquatic Marine Environmental Education Association since 2006. His responsibilities are to link scientists, government, schools, and communities on issues ranging from aquaculture to water quality to fisheries and ecotourism across different disciplines to solve problems that stretch from the mountains to the coast. Taking this community-ecosystem-based approach, it is the idea that aquatic marine environmental education programs will integrate environmental, economic, and social expertise to find local sustainable solutions. Dr. Sasaki is also the Chairman of the Asia Marine Educators Association (AMEA).

Asia marine educators connected with Ocean Literacy

Dr. Sasaki describes the importance of his work in Ocean Literacy:

“Although we all have different individualities with respect to each other, at the root of all of our lives is a connection with nature. In particular, without the sea we cannot live. It is therefore not an exaggeration to say that all humans are connected via the sea. In that sense, Ocean Literacy has an important role to remove the boundaries of our mind and to connect each of us to others throughout the world. In this way, the significance of Ocean Literacy cannot be overstated.

Our group is working with Forest-River-Ocean Nexus Education, FRON-E. By waking up the consciousness of these connections, a fundamental relationship with nature will be nurtured and a society of sustainable peace can be developed. It is an important role of marine educators in Asia to engage in regional educational activities for that purpose.”

Pictured below are the Japan-Taiwan Forest-River-Ocean Nexus exchange program (left) and the Japan-Indonesia Forest-River-Ocean Nexus student exchange program (right).

Japan-Taiwan Forest-River-Ocean Nexus exchange programJapan-Indonesia Forest-River-Ocean Nexus student exchange Program

Connect with Tsuyoshi

Email icon  t-sasaki@kaiyodai.ac.jp
Twitter logo @Hypomesus2

Tags:  #WeAreNMEA  International  Ocean Literacy  WeAreNMEA 

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#WeAreNMEA Guest Blog - International Ocean Literacy Survey Version 4

Posted By Craig Strang, Sunday, January 13, 2019

Craig Strang

Associate Director

Lawrence Hall of Science
Berkeley, CA


A bunch of us Ocean Literacy-types launched the International Ocean Literacy Survey Version 4 last week! Now we need your help to get as many 15-17 year old students as possible to take the survey! We are so excited that this huge volunteer, international effort is moving forward to the next level.

Three years ago, one of my Lawrence Hall of Science psychometrician colleagues, Mac Cannady, gave a presentation at the EMSEA Conference in Crete about some incomplete work we had done several years before through COSEE California to begin development of an evaluation instrument that might measure levels of Ocean Literacy. We were surprised that poor Mac was deluged with questions, and then had people approaching him throughout the conference, saying how much they needed such an instrument, and how they would gladly contribute to its development if an organization like the Hall would lead the effort. They all agreed that the Survey should be based on "Ocean Literacy: The essential principles of ocean sciences for learners of all ages" and "The Ocean Literacy Scope and Sequence for Grades K-12." Amazing that our work here in the US to define Ocean Literacy is finding value in countries like Bangladesh, Taiwan, Sweden, Japan...

We didn't have a penny in the bank for the project, but we got swept up and inspired by the enthusiasm of our colleagues and decided to give it a try. Three years later, we think we are very close having a finished survey instrument that will be community developed, open-source and freely available to any organization, practitioner or researcher. Version 2 was translated into 17 languages and tested in 24 countries. Almost 7,000 students participated. It was the largest survey of Ocean Literacy ever conducted! Version 4 has been translated into 12 languages—we'll see how many countries and how many students we can recruit to use it!

Having a common instrument that can be used anywhere in the world is a huge benefit to our entire community, and will allow us to evaluate the effectiveness of various programs, establish baselines of Ocean Literacy in various communities and measure growth in Ocean Literacy over time. We hope that the International Ocean Literacy Survey will become an essential component of the Ocean Literacy Framework along with the Principles and Concepts, the Scope and Sequence, and the Ocean Literacy/NGSS Alignment document.

NMEA has been a leader in the Ocean Literacy Campaign in US and on other continents. We can all be proud of that. When you pay your membership dues, you get a newsletter and a journal, but you're also supporting the spread of Ocean Literacy around the world.

You should have seen information on Scuttlebutt and other list serves about the International Ocean Literacy Survey V4 field test. If you haven't, you can find everything you need to know at https://www.geraldinefauville.com/international-ocean-literacy-survey. Please give the survey to students 15-17 years old and distribute the information to other educators who have access to students. Thanks in advance for your help!

Connect with Craig:

Email icon  cstrang@berkeley.edu
Twitter logo @CraigStrang2
Instagram logo @ccstrang

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A Look Back at the 2018 NEOSEC Ocean Literacy Summit

Posted By NMEA Ocean Literacy Committee, Monday, December 17, 2018

What do you say when asked, “What percent of Earth’s surface is the Atlantic Ocean?” The answer: “There’s only ONE OCEAN!” This trivia question was the start to the capstone event of the 2018 summit of the New England Ocean Science Education Collaborative (NEOSEC), an organization of more than sixty institutions dedicated to promoting Ocean Literacy in New England. This was the seventh biennial summit which took place in Boston November 15-16, 2018. Recognizing that understanding the ocean is integral to a thriving, resilient, and sustainable region, Ocean Literacy has been identified as a key goal for New England with an emphasis placed on leveraging our extraordinary assets to highlight the vital connections between people and the ocean. Each summit highlights one Essential Principle and its associated Fundamental Concepts. This year, the focus was Principle 2: The ocean and life in the ocean shape the features of Earth.

NEOSEC WorkshopDay one of the summit included four half-day workshops at Northeastern University and several local field trips. As leaders of NMEA’s Ocean Literacy Committee, we offered one of the half-day workshops to introduce a new audience to the Ocean Literacy guide; Ocean Literacy Scope and Sequence for Grades K–12; and the Ocean Literacy–NGSS Alignment Guides. NMEA Chapters GOMMEA, MME, and SENEME co-sponsored the evening event at the Boston Winery featured a tour, Science Cafe, and reception.

NEOSEC PanelDay two at UMass-Boston began with a keynote by Dr. Jeff Donnelly of WHOI, addressing the consequences of sea level rise for the greater Boston area. A panel discussion on sea level rise, moderated by Ari Daniel, followed the keynote and included speakers with expertise in weather, coastal zone management, education, and coastal ecology and restoration. Attendees then browsed student posters, chatted with exhibitors, and participated in activities at a Science and Education Fair. The Fair included hands-on ideas in the teaching of ocean literacy and encouraged interaction among scientists and educators. The exhibits afforded NMEA and regional chapters the opportunity to introduce attendees to their benefits.

The three afternoon sessions featured a mix of concurrent sessions featuring both science and education workshops, and lightning talks. All the sessions focused on the concepts of Ocean Literacy Principle 2, such as geochemical cycles, sea level, erosion, carbon cycling, or physical structure and landforms of the coast.

Sarah Schoedinger and Diana PayneThere was also a concerted effort to focus on the intersection of art and science at this summit, seeking ways that art can make science more accessible to a variety if audiences. One of the afternoon lightning talks featured seaweed art and science. The summit concluded with an art show and reception. The next NEOSEC summit will be in 2020 and we hope you’ll join us. If you are interested in offering an Ocean Literacy workshop in your region, contact us.

So about that trivia question…the MC quickly recovered and revised the question to: “What percent of Earth’s surface is the Atlantic Ocean basin.” The answer they were looking for was 20%.

Diana Payne, diana.payne@uconn.edu
Sarah Schoedinger, sarah.schoedinger@noaa.gov
Catherine Halversen, chalver@berkeley.edu

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AMEA Call for special issue of “Marine education in Asia”

Posted By Jennifer Magnusson, Thursday, February 22, 2018

AMEA LogoIn order to strengthen Asia’s regional marine education academic research, enhance interaction from marine educators, communicate research outcomes, and extend the influence of global marine education, the Asia Marine Educators Association (AMEA) established a research committee in 2017 and decided to publish an academic journal. The first publication will be the special issue of Higher Education Research of Ocean University of China (HEROUC). The first special issue call for topics includes:

  1. Marine education theory research
  2. Academic marine education activities research
  3. National or regional marine education practices
  4. National or regional marine education comparative research
  5. Ocean literacy or marine education evaluation research
  6. National or regional marine education curriculum
  7. National or regional marine education policy
  8. Other research related to marine education or ocean literacy

We expect the first AMEA publication to showcase information about Asia’s marine education, and inspire educators to exchange knowledge about promoting marine education in their countries. This special issue is estimated to comprise 10-12 papers on marine education practices and policy from different countries, and will be printed as hard copies. We will share the journal at the 2018 NMEA conference in Long Beach, CA. The next step of the research committee is to establish the Asia Marine Education Journal, which will be formally announced at the 2019 AMEA conference in China.

For more information please see the website: https://goo.gl/QADHMH

Contact: AMEA secretary general Chia-Dai (Ray) Yen, hamrater@msn.com

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Guest Blog by Anne Stewart: CaNOE's role in the global ocean literacy movement

Posted By Jeannette Connors, Tuesday, November 14, 2017

In the first of a three-part series, CaNOE's (Canadian Network for Ocean Education) Co-chair Anne Stewart explains CaNOE's place in the global ocean literacy movement.

CaNOE works to advance ocean literacy in Canada, but not in isolation. CaNOE, and Canadians, benefit by connecting to the global ocean literacy groundswell that is gaining momentum and imbuing ocean optimism.

Internationally, CaNOE has links to networks like the National Marine Educators Association (NMEA) in the USA, and the European Marine Science Educators Association (EMSEA). These are professional associations, which, like CaNOE, aspire to an ocean literate citizenry: people who understand the ocean’s influence on us and our influence on the ocean. Ocean literate citizens can also communicate about the ocean in meaningful ways and make informed and responsible decisions regarding the ocean’s well being and its gifts. NMEA is the oldest (40+years) and largest of these organizations, and is a primary proponent of the collaborative and evolving ocean literacy framework. CaNOE and EMSEA are of a similar young age, both arising around the time of the Galway Statement.

The tripartite Galway Statement – signed by the USA, EU and Canada in 2013 – placed ocean literacy as a foundational and crosscutting theme for transatlantic research cooperation. The signing was followed in Europe by substantial financial commitments to the ocean literacy projects Sea Change and ResponSEAble, both funded through Blue Growth, Horizon 2020. These projects are also buoyed by the Atlantic Ocean Research Alliance – Coordination and Support Action Project (AORA-CSA). The implementation of the Galway Statement is achieved internationally through AORA with senior tripartite leadership and through tripartite working groups that collaborate on areas of identified mutual cooperation.

Transatlantic cooperation in the Galway sense refers both to the North Atlantic with its Arctic interactions, and to the tripartite countries, unions, and seas on both sides of the North Atlantic. In Canada, the Department of Fisheries and Oceans and Canadian Coast Guard (DFOCCG) leads and consults nationally throughout the year with the Galway Canadian Marine Working Group. Chairs and co-chairs of identified areas of co-operation also work internationally with their respective AORA working groups. (To help visualize AORA and how it works, see the image below.)

The Trilateral Galway Implementation Committee tasked the AORA Ocean Literacy working group to also work with AORA Aquaculture and AORA Seabed Mapping working groups and to advance the G7 Ministers’ action on plastic in the ocean. With so much going on, the AORA Ocean Literacy working group recently expanded to include leadership from NMEA, EMSEA and CaNOE. This was formalized through a unanimous recommendation by the AORA Ocean Literacy Working Group Co-leads in their contribution to the Galway “Golden Paper” accepted by Galway Implementation Leadership. This formalizes bottom up, as well as top down participation, in boosting ocean literacy across the Atlantic by assuring participation of individuals who are well immersed, dedicated to, and fluently conversant in the drive towards ocean literacy.

The current AORA Ocean Literacy working group has collaborated for four years, since formative transatlantic ocean literacy workshops were held in the UK, Belgium, Sweden and Portugal. CaNOE was there for the entire voyage in its frail little craft, crewed solely by volunteers. There was no funding or travel support from Canada and it was only through the generosity of the European Commission, Portugal, EMSEA, NMEA and AORA-CSA that CaNOE volunteers were able to participate at the transatlantic ocean literacy table. From the inception of the idea of transatlantic ocean literacy, Canada has been involved via CaNOE.

- CaNOE Co-chair Anne Stewart

In November, 2017 CaNOE co-chair was joined by Tara Donaghy, appointed by Fisheries and Oceans and Canadian Coast Guard. Tara is well positioned to make a really positive difference to the future of collaborations and a very warm welcome is extended.

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Guest Blog by AMEA: The 2nd Asia Marine Educators Association Conference

Posted By Jeannette Connors, Wednesday, September 20, 2017

The 2nd Asia Marine Educators Association (AMEA) conference took place in Mariveles Bataan Philippines from Sep 5th to 10th, 2017. The theme of the conference from Sept 5th to 8th was summarized by 3Cs "Coordination, Collaboration, Cooperation (3Cs) Towards a Strong Marine Education" . The extended AMEA conference with the theme "Ocean Literacy for Marine Environmental Protection" was from Sept 9th to 10th. There were 23 international marine educators from 11 countries and over 200 local marine educators and maritime students who joined the various activities in the great event. It was after the first formal AMEA conference which took place in 2016 in Taiwan and functioned as the pre-conference for the 2017 AMEA conference. This conference took place over 4 days with an extended AMEA conference hosted by the University of Makati in cooperation with the University of Pasig, Maritime Academy of Asia and Pacific and the Philippine Association of Extension Program Implementers.

The conference coordinator Prof. Angelica Baylon, Ph.D. arranged various impressive activities including dinners hosted by various dignitaries to make the conference amazing. With the full support of MAAP President and AMEA adviser Dr. Prof. VAdm Eduardo Ma R Santos AFP (Ret), all the participants experienced real interactions with each other and had built fond memories during the six-day event. The conference includes 3 keynote speeches 6 countries marine education policy plenary sessions; a scientific workshop session; 20 paper presentations; poolside closing and awarding ceremonies; field trip to Bataan Tourism Center; Mt. Samat Museum; and seafood factory. After the conference and board meeting, Dr. Tsuyoshi Sasaki (Japan) will continue as the AMEA President until 2019. The secretary changes from Emily King (China) to Chia-Dai (Ray) Yen (Taiwan). The conference also made some milestones of AMEA history:

  1. The AMEA conference was endorsed to all HEIS in the Philippines by the Chair of the Philippine Commission on Higher Education (Chair Patricia B. Licuanan, PhD) represented by national marine scientist and CHEDHERRC Director Dr. Robert Pagulayan.
  2. Revision of a few AMEA bylaws and agreement upon the AMEA organizational structure. The new structure includes 3 board sub-committees for (1) conference (committee chair: Mo Chen from China), (2) research (committee chair: Yong Ma from China), and (3) education & training (committee chair: Chin Kuo Wu from Taiwan). The board membership increased by 2 new members of the council from Ocean University of China and Bangladesh Marine Academy to 8 countries totaling 15 board members.
  3. There were 23 international marine educators from 11 countries and over 200 local educators and students joined the conference.
  4. First scientific workshop by Dr. Douglas Levin of Washington College, USA.
  5. Registration fee that included 50 USD per delegate to contribute toward funding the conference attendance of 3 scholarships awardees.
  6. First discussion on the integration of maritime education and marine education.
  7. Live Video keynote speech from UNESCO specialist Dr. Francesca Santoro.
  8. Decision by the delegates to participate in the unified concurrent Clean Beach Carnival on October 14, 2017, 13:00-18:00 (GMT+8).

As regards extended AMEA activity – 4th PAEPI International Conference with Theme “Ocean Literacy for the Protection of the Environment“ hosted by the University of Makati in cooperation with the University of Pasig, the Philippine Extension Program Implementers and the Maritime Academy of Asia and the Pacific. The four AMEA Plenary presenters have provided information about AMEA and Ocean Literacy that inspired various marine institutions in the Philippines. The extended AMEA activity with AMEA Chair Dr. Tsuyoshi Sasaki presentation about the role of AMEA encouraged more than 80 higher educational institutions in the Philippines to link and become AMEA members.

- AMEA

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Guest Blog: International Ocean Literacy Survey update

Posted By Lisa D. Tossey, Monday, March 20, 2017

We would like to provide everyone with an update on the progress we have made with the International Ocean Literacy Survey, and to once again thank everyone for their support and participation in this all-volunteer effort across 24 countries. 

We administered Version 2 of the survey last fall in order to test the survey items themselves to see if they functioned well individually and together as a survey. The survey was taken by almost 7,000 students ages 16-18 years old in 17 languages in 24 countries! We are impressed and optimistic at how well the survey performed.

The results in the infographic below are only for the Ocean Literacy knowledge portion of the survey. We are still analyzing the results for the attitude portion of the survey, and we will send those findings later this spring. (You can also download this infographic in PDF format here > )

OL Survey Infographic 1

OL Survey Infographic 2

OL Survey Infographic 3

Our next steps are:

  • If you helped us collect data by administering the survey in your country and would like to have access to your raw data, please contact us. We are currently working on developing a system to prep the data for you.
  • We will be convening an expert, international advisory panel to review and guide our efforts to ensure both the content validity and the statistical integrity of the work we are doing.
  • We will be revising and updating the survey based on the findings and the contributions from the advisory panel. Version 3 of the survey will be ready for the next round of testing by the beginning of the next academic year.

Again, we deeply appreciate everyone's help and are confident that together we will develop a valid, reliable, and valuable tool that can be used around the world to measure and inform our progress toward building an ocean literate society!

Craig Strang
Géraldine Fauville
Mac Cannady

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NMEA Ocean Literacy Committee hosts three-part winter webinar series on Ocean Literacy

Posted By Lisa D. Tossey, Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Ocean Literacy guide

The NMEA Ocean Literacy Committee hosted a three-part webinar series this winter, with each webinar covering a different topic and the topics building on the one prior. Details for each webinar and links to recordings of them can be found below. 

Webinar 1: Exploring and Applying the Ocean Literacy Scope and Sequence for Grades K–12

View a recording of this webinar here > 

This interactive webinar engaged participants in opportunities to explore the Ocean Literacy Scope and Sequence for Grades K–12. It discussed how to apply these grade-level appropriate conceptual progressions, designed to increase Ocean Literacy, to the development of learning experiences and instructional materials for use in K–12 classrooms, informal environments, and professional learning opportunities for educators.

Presented by:

  • Catherine Halversen, Lawrence Hall of Science at UC Berkeley
  • Craig Strang, Lawrence Hall of Science at UC Berkeley
  • Lynn Tran, Lawrence Hall of Science at UC Berkeley
  • Lynn Whitley, Wrigley Institute of Environmental Studies, University of Southern California

Duration: 90 minutes

NOTE: During this webinar, it was suggested participants have ready access to a conceptual flow diagram that was investigated, a copy of which can be found here >

Webinar 2: Alignment of the Ocean Literacy Framework with the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)

View a recording of this webinar here > 

This webinar built participant's familiarity and understanding of the Ocean Literacy - NGSS alignment tool. It described why alignment of the Ocean Literacy Framework with NGSS is needed, and explained the rating scale used to describe the different relationships between the Ocean Literacy Principles and the Disciplinary Core Ideas that comprise the Next Generation Science Standards. Participants explored the alignment tool through the examination of particular grade bands, Ocean Literacy Principles and DCIs, along with the ratings explanations provided by a panel of experts.

Presented by: 

  • Sarah Pedamonte, Lawrence Hall of Science at UC Berkeley
  • Craig Strang, Lawrence Hall of Science at UC Berkeley
  • Lynn Whitley, Wrigley Institute of Environmental Studies, University of Southern California

NOTE: During this webinar, we suggested participants have ready access to the alignment documents, as well as a copy of the NGSS and the Ocean Literacy Scope and Sequence.

Prior to this webinar, we recommended watching this video introduction to the NGSS in NSTA’s Learning Center if you are not familiar with the Next Generation Science Standards.

Duration: 60 minutes

Instructions for Viewers: 
Please note that at several points during this webinar you will want to pause the recording to explore the alignment documents yourself. The recorded webinar has been edited to eliminate the time periods when we gave participants an opportunity to review these documents before moving on to the next part of the presentation.

Webinar 3: Organizing for Ocean Literacy - Implementation at Different Scales

View a recording of this webinar here > 

This webinar provided examples of how educators, scientists, and policy makers have deployed the Ocean Literacy Framework and the Ocean Literacy/NGSS Alignment document. It focused on moving from ideas to impact by looking at examples of Ocean Literacy-inspired curricula, non-formal programs with a focus on Ocean Literacy, and how the alignment of NGSS with Ocean Literacy can be leveraged to support funding efforts, strategic planning activity, and teacher professional learning.

Presented by:

  • Kurt Holland, Lead Science Communicator, Broader Impacts West
  • Diana Payne, Connecticut Sea Grant
  • Sarah Schoedinger, NOAA Office of Education

Duration: 60 minutes 

Webinar organizers are interested in feedback on this webinar. After viewing it, please take a couple minutes to answer four brief questions.

Tags:  Ocean Literacy  webinar 

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Guest Blog by FMSEA: Registration now open for Ocean Literacy conference

Posted By Lisa D. Tossey, Monday, February 13, 2017

FMSEA OL Conference

We are happy to announce that registration for our conference, FMSEA 2017: FMSEA on the First Coast: Shining Light on Ocean Literacy,  is now open!

Please join us May 4-7 in Saint Augustine, Fla.  Our conference hotel is the Hampton Inn and Suites, Vilano Beach.  We have secured a rate of $164 a night, so please mention FMSEA when you make your reservation.

More information on the conference, including our annual award nominations, and scholarship applications can be found here > 

You can register for the conference here - be sure to register by March 31 to secure the early bird rate!

We can't wait to "sea" you there!

- FMSEA Board

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