COSEE OLC Project Ends
The funding for our center has come to an end and we are wrapping up our work. One part of COSEE OLC is the website and the online community that has developed over the years. In January 2014 the "community members" portion of the website will be turned off. This includes any profiles created by members as well as having access to the other community profiles. You can still access other parts of the website except for contacting us; but no new content is being added to the website. To see examples of the centers work click on the past events.
The COSEE OLC team greatly appreciates the interest, participation and support you have given the Center over the past eight years. The partners that make up COSEE OLC; University of Washington School of Oceanography, UW College of Education, Seattle Aquarium and Ocean Inquiry Project will continue to operate and provide their own ocean science education and outreach.
Another resource for ocean science education and outreach is the National COSEE website. While the NSF funding at the National level will be ending in 2014, there is a movement in place to continue COSEE work through a new consortium that will keep the COSEE ancrynom and the mission of science engagement and outreach. You can follow the progress of that via the national COSEE website.
COSEE OLC 2013 Lightning Talks on Marine and Ocean Research are available on YouTube.
If you missed the Lightning Talks at the Seattle Aquarium, you can view the 11 brief talks on various topics related to ocean and marine science. Click here for topics and videos.
COSEE OLC 2012 Lightning Talks are available on YouTube
If you missed the 2012 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 for topics and videos.
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.