Did You Know?
You can head to the Puget Sound beaches on certain dates this summer and you'll have free access to beach naturalists who can provide you with all sorts of information about the beach, Puget Sound and the animals that live there. It takes a low tide beach walk to a whole another level! The Seattle Aquarium Beach Naturalist Program involves local citizens who care about Puget Sound beaches and want to protect them. More than 200 have volunteered to help people learn and enjoy 10 area beaches this summer. For locations and dates click here.
COSEE OLC Lightning Talks are available on Youtube
If you missed the November Lightning Talks and Farewell event you can view the 10 brief talks on various topics related to cean, marine, learning science and marine education. Click here.
Looking for assistance with designing you broader impacts, engagement or outreach plan? Try the online tool - The Broader Impact Wizard
The Broader Impact Wizard (http://coseenow.net/wizard/) software is a five-step process that helps scientists determine the best engagement, education and public outreach plan to translate their research broadly. The final product of the program is an outline of important points to incorporate into your Broader Impact statement, including detailed objectives, examples of relevant educational literature to include, and an evaluation plan for the proposed project.
Or you may want to consider the Pre-Award and Post-Award Scientist Resources (http://coseenow.net/scientist-resources/) aimed at further supporting scientists in writing statements and implementing their projects. Both of these resources were developed by COSEE Networked Ocean World (http://coseenow.net/).
Another resource is the Broader Impacts 2.0 FAQs regarding revisions to the NSF Broader Impacts Criterion
News from COSEE National:
The Best of COSEE Hands-On Activities is now online!
Thanks to contributions from across the COSEE Network, an excellent selection of over 50 proven hands-on activities have been collected. COSEE OCEAN team members have developed a user-friendly online interface and formatted the activities according to subject, grade level, duration, and Ocean Literacy principle. The result is a collection packed with a wide range of hands-on activities that scientists can select from to enhance their classroom visits. The collection is available both online and as a CD. For more information contact Bob Chen.
COSEE Scientists Making an Impact
Learn about current ocean science research and featured scientists at www.cosee.net.