NEOSEC’s Families by the Seaside program was recently featured in the July 2011 issue of Encyclopedia of Life’s (EOL’s) newsletter. The NOAA-funded project brings underserved/underrepresented families to the coast based on their own interests. Through EOL’s leadership, families will use web-based science and technology resources – from coastal monitoring buoys, to National Weather Service maps, to online field guides – to supplement their experiences in the field. To find out more about EOL or sign up for their newsletter, visit their website http://www.eol.org/.
“This ambitious effort aims to improve the way regional science centers and aquariums reach underserved families through outdoor and web-based family learning experiences that focus on the role oceans play in our daily lives.” -EOL July 2011 Newsletter excerpt