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Environmental Literacy Plan Survey

Massachusetts is currently working on drafting an Environmental Literacy Plan which will present a unified and collaborative framework across sectors to support an environmentally literate citizenry.  While some states have ELPs that are designed just for K-12, Massachusetts has committed to developing a plan that is ‘Pre-K to gray’.

Please help create a shared vision across sectors.  The hope is that this survey will reach not only environmental educators and classroom teachers but all organization or community groups that have a stake in our natural resources.  This could be business, government, non-profits but also clubs or recreation groups.

Feel free to share this information with your networks in the state.

There is also a second survey for teens.

http://sageee.wordpress.com/ma-elp/

Teachers’ Survey on Ocean Acidification Curriculum

The NOAA Coral Reef Conservation Program, in partnership with the NOAA Ocean Data Education (NODE) Project, is developing a new curriculum module, “Understanding Ocean Acidification Using Real Data.” The new curriculum will contain five activities designed for grades 9-12 that incorporate real data from NOAA. The curriculum will be available in early 2011.  The developers of this project need your help to make sure the knowledge, processes, skills, education science standards fit curriculum needs. We would appreciate receiving your suggestions regarding content presentation, possible activities, classroom management, and great websites or articles that we can explore and incorporate. We invite you to complete a short survey at the URL below:

http://dataintheclassroom.org/fieldtest/index.php?sid=37835

Survey on Ocean Literacy for Middle School Science Teachers

A Purdue University doctoral candidate is  conducting a study of middle school science teachers and their teaching about the ocean.  Your answers to the survey questions will contribute to what we know about the current state of ocean literacy education in the United States.  If you have at least one year of experience teaching middle school science, please consider taking the survey. It will take 15-20 minutes to complete and your answers are completely confidential and anonymous.  The survey can be accessed by clicking on the following Internet link: https://purdue.qualtrics.com/SE?SID=SV_87zwywgq8dNRqn2

Amy Larrison Gillan, Purdue University doctoral candidate and veteran middle school science teacher from central Indiana    agillan@purdue.edu

Survey: Middle School Science Teachers and Ocean Literacy

Amy Larrison Gillan, Purdue University doctoral candidate and veteran middle school science teacher from central Indiana is conducting a study of middle school science teachers and their teaching about the ocean. Your answers to her survey questions will contribute to what we know about the current state of ocean literacy education in the United States. If you have at least one year of experience teaching middle school science, your help would be greatly appreciated. It will take 15-20 minutes to complete and your answers are completely confidential and anonymous.  The survey can be accessed by clicking on the following link:https://purdue.qualtrics.com/SE?SID=SV_87zwywgq8dNRqn2

Amy Larrison Gillan agillan@purdue.edu

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.

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