Presentation on theme: "EARTH 2008 Teachers’ Workshop Sponsored by MBARI, C-MORE & A-STEP with logistical support provided by CIOSS & OSU Partnership between teachers & scientists."— Presentation transcript:
EARTH 2008 Teachers’ Workshop Sponsored by MBARI, C-MORE & A-STEP with logistical support provided by CIOSS & OSU Partnership between teachers & scientists C-MORE scientists review content & share data Teachers develop curricula using these data sets
Science & Technology Centers (STCs) Funded by National Science Foundation’s Office of Integrative Activities Created to advance science and develop workforce All STC’s must engage in & actively promote – Research – Education – Broadening Participation
Education Goals Increase scientific literacy in microbial oceanography Provide state-of-the-art training to the next generation of microbial oceanographers
Microbial Oceanography Literacy: Six Key Concepts Marine microbes are very small and have been around for a long time. Microbes are everywhere: they are extremely abundant and diverse. Life on Earth could not exist without microbes.
Microbial Oceanography Literacy: Six Key Concepts Microbes significantly impact global climate. Most marine microbes are beneficial. There are new discoveries every day in the field of microbial oceanography.
EARTH 2008 Teachers’ Workshop Hopes & Dreams You’ll learn to love marine microbes (if you don’t already) You’ll eat lots of yummy food You’ll make new friends and colleagues You’ll develop fun and exciting activities based on real-time data You’ll let us know what isn’t working You’ll leave the workshop wanting more