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BLOOM Educators Program - "Exploring Oceanography"


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Academic Level:
K-12 Educators

Description:
Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences is expanding the reach of the Keller BLOOM Program by offering professional development workshops for Maine high school science teachers interested in collaborating with Bigelow Laboratory scientists to enhance ocean science education in the state. These four-day summer workshops, led by Dr. David Fields and Dr. Nicole Poulton, provide teachers with training, tools and hands-on research experience so that they are better equipped to teach ocean science in their classrooms.

Educators attending a workshop learn how to teach fundamentals of ocean science in a local and global context. Topics covered include the history of oceanography, the ocean?s biological pump, primary productivity and climate change.

Participants spend a day in the field on a research cruise, attend seminars by Bigelow scientists and engage in hands-on laboratory learning activities. All attendees receive curriculum materials, aquatic field sampling and laboratory equipment, and follow-up academic year support, as well as 3 Continuing Education Units. Housing near the Lab, a transportation reimbursement and most meals are provided.
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Participating Institution(s):
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Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences (Lead)

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This Program can be Described by:
Academic Disciplines:
Biology
Chemistry
Environmental Sciences
Marine Sciences & Oceanography
STEM Fields

Keywords:
Climate Change
Environmental Biology
Marine Biology
Marine Science

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