World Ocean Database

NOAA’s new World Ocean Database 2009, the largest, most comprehensive collection of scientific information about the oceans — with records dating as far back as 1800 — captures 29 categories of scientific information, including temperature, salinity, oxygen levels and chemical tracers, plus information on gases and isotopes that can be used to trace the movement of ocean currents.  The 2009 version updates the World Ocean Database 2005; an online search function allows the user to pinpoint specific parameters for analysis.

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Teacher Survey from Smithsonian Ocean Portal

The Smithsonian Museum of National History’s Sant Ocean Hall has been working on the development of The Ocean Portal, an online  resource dedicated to scientific information about the ocean. A portion of The Ocean Portal site will serve as a resource where K-12 educators can visit for assistance in developing curricula about ocean related topics.  To ensure the development of a useful tool,  educators who teach life and earth sciences are being recruited to take an online survey on how they use teachers’ resources on the Internet.  The survey should take between 10 and 15 minutes to complete and is available now through September 4th. Take the survey

Help develop this important tool!

Survey: America, the Ocean, and Climate Change

New public opinion research survey – America, the Ocean, and Climate Change: New Research Insights for Conservation, Awareness, and Action – commissioned by The Ocean Project in collaboration with Monterey Bay Aquarium and National Aquarium, surveyed over 22,000 Americans on a comprehensive range of ocean- and environment-related topics.  The website offers downloadable files, including the executive summary, a PowerPoint presentation, key findings, and more.  More

Teacher Survey on Use of Live Plants and Animals in Classroom

USC Sea Grant is conducting a nationwide NOAA-funded research project aimed at preventing the spread of invasive species, which includes a teacher survey on the use of live plants and animals in the classroom.  Project organizers have asked the COSEE Network to help disseminate the survey to teachers. The survey will close on July 1st.  This is a nationwide project, so input from teachers in every state, from kindergarten to university level, is needed.
By sharing your knowledge you will help develop appropriate tools that maintain the use of live organisms in the classroom while also helping to prevent the spread of potentially invasive species.

Please follow this link to fill out the survey and help with this important cause.

Please note: there will not be a follow-up focus group in the New England region, but your input is still needed!

Teacher Survey on Use of Live Animals/Plants in Classrooms

USC Sea Grant is conducting a large, nation-wide NOAA-funded research project aimed at preventing the spread of invasive species, which includes a teacher survey on the use of live plants and animals in the classroom.. Project organizers have asked the COSEE Network to help disseminate the survey to teachers. The survey will close on July 1st.  This is a nation-wide project, so input from teachers in every state, from kindergarten to university level, is needed.
By sharing your knowledge you will help develop appropriate tools that maintain the use of live organisms in the classroom while also helping to prevent the spread of potentially invasive species.

Please follow this link to fill out the survey and help with this important cause.

Online Survey About Live Animals and Plants in the Classroom

USC Sea Grant is conducting a large, nation-wide NOAA-funded research project aimed at preventing the spread of invasive species. The survey will close on July 1st.  This is a nation-wide project, so input from teachers in every state, from kindergarten to university level, is needed. By sharing your knowledge you will help develop appropriate tools that maintain the use of live organisms in the classroom while also helping to prevent the spread of potentially invasive species. Fill out the survey