How We Help
COSEE-Ocean Learning Communities is a partnership funded by the National Science Foundation between the University of Washington College of the Environment School of Oceanography, College of Education and the Seattle Aquarium. In 2008, the Ocean Inquiry Project, joined the Center after recieving a partnership grant from NSF. COSEE-OLC is a thematic center with the long-term goal of developing models of Ocean Learning Communities in the Northwest region and sharing these models with the COSEE Network.
At COSEE-OLC we are actively building a community of scientists, marine volunteer organizations, formal and informal educators and interested citizens to form an ocean learning community. Join the community and get help with science outreach, request a scientist to speak to your organization or classroom, learn abut current ocean and marine science, or how to connect with other program leaders, volunteers and educators to to learn more about your ocean community.
To make this happen COSEE-OLC expands social networks around ocean science, links ocean scientists, formal and informal educators, learning scientists, interested citizens, organizations, and marine volunteers. Through the ocean learning communities:
• Citizens learn about current ocean research;
• Ocean scientists improve communication of their research;
• Volunteers have opportunities to learn about and participate in ocean research;
• Learning scientists investigate how people learn and teach marine science.