TAKING TIME-SERIES TO THE STREETS: EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS THAT COMMUNICATE STATION ALOHA RESEARCH
The research conducted by the Hawaii Ocean Time-series (HOT) at Station ALOHA is invaluable to our understanding of ecosystem change. Long-term trends that have substantial societal impact, such as ocean acidification, are clearly deduced from HOT data, yet awareness of these datasets’ implications is often confined to the oceanographic community. The Center for Microbial Oceanography: Research and Education (C-MORE), in partnership with the HOT program, has taken steps to expand the audience of HOT data through lectures, lessons, and immersion experiences that can serve as models for other institutions. Two C-MORE Science Kits are directly based on HOT data, and the C-MORE Science Teachers Aboard Research Ships (STARS) program has taken 50 educators on 21 HOT cruises since 2007. In addition, we offer numerous teacher workshops, such as the EARTH workshop which was offered in partnership with Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute, that have allowed classroom teachers and HOT researchers to interact and develop classroom-ready lessons. These programs utilize Station ALOHA’s valuable data to powerfully promote this work’s broader impacts.
Foley, J. M., Center for Microbial Oceanography: Research and Education, USA, email@example.com
Time: 16:00 - 18:00
Location: Poster/Exhibit Hall
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