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02.26.2014 - See the complete list of videos shown during the recent Town Hall at ASLO.  MORE >>
02.22.2014 - A new report "Opportunities for Lifelong Ocean Science Literacy" is now available.  MORE >>
05.17.2013 - COSEE OCEAN participated in the recent COSEE Network meeting Center Showcase. We displayed a poster depicting the Ocean Science Sequence project in the Boston and Milton Public Schools, and demonstrated some of the hands-on activities that COSEE OCEAN has presented at several science fairs.  MORE >>
05.17.2013 - COSEE OCEAN presented this poster depicting the Ocean Science Sequence (OSS) project at the recent COSEE Network meeting. The OSS p[project, in its second year, is introducing Ocean Science curriculum to fifth graders in the Boston and Milton (MA) Public School Districts.  MORE >>
10.26.2012 - The COSEE OCEAN Inquiry Group is nearing the end of a two-year effort to produce a comprehensive report on the current state of Ocean Literacy resources. The IG met in person at the New York Hall of Science and over an intense two-day meeting made great progress toward meeting the goal of publishing a report by February 1, 2013.  MORE >>
10.08.2012 - The World Maker Faire took place at the New York Hall of Science (a COSEE OCEAN partner) on September 29-30, attracting over 55,000 visitors. COSEE OCEAN and MATE (a COSEE NOW partner) teamed up to provide an incredibly popular Ocean Sciences activity hub. Hundreds of families participated in Plankton Race and Plankton Net building activities, and flew ROVs in our 12-foot pool. Over 200 of the Best of COSEE Hands On Activities CDs were given out, and hundreds of Faire-goers learned about COSEE and Ocean Science. COSEE has already been invited back to participate in Maker Faire 2013!  MORE >>
08.31.2012 - World Maker Faire is held every year at the New York Hall of Science, attracting over 35,000 visitors - and now there will be ocean science activities available, thanks to COSEE OCEAN! In collaboration with COSEE NOW, the Marine Advanced Technology Education (MATE) Center will be running their popular Build an ROV activity, and COSEE OCEAN will be presenting activities from the Best of COSEE Hands On Activity collection. Join us at World Maker Faire September 29 - 30 at the New York Hall of Science!  MORE >>
06.26.2012 - Steve Uzzo and Catherine Cramer gave a presentation on the Social Network Analysis (SNA) of COSEE OCEAN and NEOSEC, including background, methodology and outcomes, and outlined some potential new investigations. The presentation was part of the NetSciEd symposium at the NetSci 2012 conference in Evanston, Illinois. The symposium included presentations on aspects of integrating Network Science into formal education.  MORE >>
03.28.2012 - Bob Chen and Arthur Eisenkraft from COSEE OCEAN recently traveled to China to explore and interact with the COSEE China network.  MORE >>
03.26.2012 - COSEE OCEAN presented a poster at CompleNet 2012 Workshop on Complex Networks describing some observations from the Social Network Analysis of two ocean science education networks:the Center of Ocean Sciences Education Excellence Ocean Communities in Education And social Networks (COSEE OCEAN), and the New England Ocean Science Education Collaborative (NEOSEC).  MORE >>
03.26.2012 - The Best of COSEE Hands on Activities collection is now online.  MORE >>
03.26.2012 - Did you know…that you have the potential to connect with the public through a self-made video about you and your research? A video that will be engaging and accessible to non-scientific audiences? One that you can make by yourself in just a few days, with equipment you already own? If you are looking for ways to communicate with the public about your research, making short, engaging videos can be your answer!  MORE >>
02.16.2012 - COSEE OCEAN has produced a simple, easy to use guide to help scientists make their own short videos about their work and their life as a scientist.  MORE >>
01.14.2012 - A collaboration of several COSEE Centers would like to present a series of Climbing the Ladder of Scientific Success Workshops for scientists interested in increasing their capacity for high impact education, outreach, and collaboration activities. These leadership development workshops are organized into four “rungs” which can be climbed individually or as a whole and are designed to support the development of ocean scientists in their professional careers.  MORE >>
10.12.2011 - WIN is a Social Networks Summit intended to foster collaboration and to build community. The increasing availability of massive networked data is revolutionizing the scientific study of a variety of phenomena in fields as diverse as Computer Science, Economics, Physics and Sociology. Yet, while many important advances have taken place in these different communities, the dialog between researchers across disciplines is only beginning. The purpose of WIN is to bring together leading researchers studying ‘information in networks’ – its distribution, its diffusion, its value, and its influence on social and economic outcomes – in order to lay the foundation for ongoing relationships and to build a lasting multidisciplinary research community. COSEE OCEAN presented a poster titled Ripple Effects: Small-Scale Investigations into the Sustainability of Ocean Education Networks  MORE >>
10.03.2011 - Workshop Date: Sunday, February 19, 2012 Workshop Time: 9am –5pm Workshop Location: Workshop Participants – WHO should attend? Early career scientists: • Those holding a doctoral degree and who are employed in a post-doctoral or tenure-track (or tenure-track-equivalent) position as an assistant professor (or equivalent title) • Advanced graduate student at an accredited U.S. institution Workshop Purpose – WHY should I attend? Scientists are increasingly being asked to communicate the “broader impacts” of their work. With the threat of a decline in both the scientific workforce and the public’s literacy on ocean and environmental science issues, the time is now for stepping up our efforts to promote ocean literacy.  MORE >>
08.30.2011 - The COSEE OCEAN Inquiry Group conducted its first conference call on August 23. Present were: Alan Friedman, Co-PI; Steve Uzzo, Co-PI; Lisa Craig Brisson, Coordinator; Vince Breslin, John Fraser, Katie Gardner, Sarah Schoedinger, Jerry Schubel, Steve Yalowitz, with Evaluator Carol Baldassari and Communications Manager Catherine Cramer. Alan offered an overview of the project and the general charge that we are to “cast an intelligent eye on what is out there” in terms of materials and programs for public ocean literacy and how the COSEE networks are working to achieve that goal, and where there are holes the COSEE networks could help fill. Our mission is to look across the whole COSEE effort and beyond to see how ocean literacy is happening, or not. Our final product will be a report to be released early in 2013.  MORE >>
08.10.2011 - The New York Hall of Science has organized an Inquiry Group to support COSEE OCEAN, modeled after the Inquiry Groups developed by the Center for Advancement of Informal Science Education ( ). This inquiry group will meet electronically during years 2 and 3 of COSEE OCEAN, with an in-person meeting in year 3. It will issue and disseminate its report through multiple channels during the third year of COSEE OCEAN.  MORE >>
08.05.2011 - COSEE OCEAN just finished the first pilot of the Ocean Science Sequence (OSS) curriculum, in partnership with the Boston Public School (BPS) District. Developed by the Great Explorations In Math and Science (GEMS) group at the Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS), the OSS curriculum consists of three sequential units including: Unit 1-What Kind Of Place Is The Ocean?; Unit 2-What Is Life Like In The Ocean?; and Unit 3-How Are Humans And The Ocean Interconnected?  MORE >>
07.28.2011 - Vera Shi will be visiting New England this summer, representing COSEE China.  MORE >>
06.15.2011 - The COSEE OCEAN Team just held a retreat, hosted by the New York Hall of Science. A recap of Year One activities and Strategic Plan for Year Two were the main topics on the agenda.  MORE >>
06.10.2011 - COSEE China is a supporter of the International Conference on Marine Education, October 21 — 23, 2011, in Qingdao, China. Sponsors are the Ocean University of China (OUC) in cooperation with Texas A & M University, and the Organizer is the Research and Evaluation Center of Higher Education, OUC. The theme of the conference is Reform and Development in Marine Education. For more information contact William Zou (  MORE >>
05.13.2011 - The COSEE Network meeting included several presentations by OCEAN team members: Jean Egmon: Effective Networking: Why, How, and for What? Arthur Eisenkraft: Future Directions for Formal Science Education Alan Friedman: Future Directions for Informal Science Education  MORE >>
04.20.2011 - COSEE OCEAN’s efforts to implement an ocean education curriculum in an urban school district are underway. In late March, seven Boston Public School teachers met with a curriculum developer from Lawrence Hall of Science’s Great Explorations in Math and Science (GEMS) to explore the ocean through the Ocean Science Sequence (OSS) for grades 3-5.  MORE >>
03.22.2011 - COSEE China is offering a summer program, July 1-8, in Xiamen, China, with a focus on geobiochemical interactions in the ocean and at the seafloor. Graduate students, postdocs and young scientists are welcome.  MORE >>
03.13.2011 - This Special Interest Session aims to bridge ocean and environmental education efforts within the GK-12 Network with existing and developing ocean and environmental science education networks outside of the GK-12 Network.  MORE >>
03.09.2011 - COSEE OCEAN Co-PI Arthur Eisenkraft gave a speech in Shanghai, China in Fall 2010 during the Sino-US Science Education Forum. It has been published in the journal China Science and Technology Education. The journal is published by the China Association of Children Science instructors, which is one of the co-organizers of the Forum.The primary audience for this journal are science teachers of primary and high school levels, as well as science education instructors who work in science museums and science centers. Access the full article [[link]]  MORE >>
03.08.2011 - COSEE OCEAN Co-PI Pam Pelletier is quoted in this article on getting science curriculum into elementary education, published in the Boston Globe.  MORE >>
02.25.2011 - Co-PIs Alan Freidman and Arthur Eisenkrarft respond in this article.  MORE >>
02.24.2011 - COSEE OCEAN sponsored two workshops at the recent meeting of the American Society of Limnology and Oceanography in Puerto Rico.  MORE >>
01.21.2011 - Bob Chen, PI of COSEE OCEAN, will facilitate a Special Interest Group on Ocean and Environmental Education as part of the NSF Math and Science Partnership (MSP) Learning Network Conference When: Tuesday, January 25, 2011, 9:00-10:00 am Where: Renaissance Hotel, Main Ballroom (999 9th St, NW, Washington DC) Who: Anyone connected to COSEE & Anyone in the MSP Learning Network Why: Make connections and share resources and experiences in Ocean and Environmental Education  MORE >>
10.20.2010 - COSEE Ocean Communities in Education And social Networks (OCEAN) will be using and building networks as we develop our Center programs and activities. One of our first tasks is to learn all we can about how networks work. We thought we might bring the COSEE Network along as we learn.  MORE >>