New Ocean Portal

The National Museum of Natural History, in collaboration with more than 20 partner organizations, invites you to preview and give feedback on the Ocean Portal. The portal is a new educational tool designed to transport visitors to the coastline, the open water, and the deep ocean through rich, interactive Web content. The site is still a work in progress, and we’re looking for your input to fine-tune it before we launch it publicly.

The portal combines informational articles, lesson plans, and classroom resources with multi-media features such as slideshows, video clips, and flash animation to help bring the ocean to life. As you explore the site, you will also see that topic-specific educational resources appear in context alongside each species, ecosystem, and science page. The site is also multidisciplinary, highlighting not only science but human and cultural connections as well. Dive in and explore.

Share your thoughts by leaving comments or using the feedback form in the upper right-hand corner of each page. You may also email your comments to ocean@si.edu or connect with the Ocean Portal on Twitter and Facebook.

Educator-Scientist Collaborative Workshop at University of Connecticut

Centers for Ocean Sciences Education Excellence (COSEE) – Ocean Systems presents an  Educator-Scientist Collaborative Workshop at the University of Connecticut (Avery Point Campus), Friday, October 9 (8:30AM – 5PM) & Saturday, October 10 (8:30AM – 12noon). This unique 1.5 day workshop will team ten (10) formal and informal educators with researchers to create multimedia learning resources.

More details about the workshop

Meet the participating scientists

Learn about a previous COSEE-OS Educator-Scientist workshop (held at UNH in March 2009)

Application deadline: Monday, August 31, 2009

Apply online!

Application information will be used to match you with a research scientist based on your interests, and will be also used to evaluate what you gained from the workshop.

Contact:  Carla Companion at <carla.companion@maine.edu>