Seasons in the Sea workshop
COSEE-OS engages teachers, ocean scientists and informal educators in a broad range of programs. We have piloted and refined several workshop models and offered other collaborative opportunities for scientists and educators to work as peers. The workshop models have developed over time in response to participants' evaluation feedback and audience needs.

Below are some of the main OS workshop models. On the sidebar on the left you will find a complete list of archived workshops.

Scientist-Educator Collaborative (SEC) Workshops
This workshop model promotes collaboration between educators and scientists by using pedagogical techniques to deconstruct complex science content. Ocean and Climate Literacy Fundamental concepts are used to match scientists' expertise with educator needs, and participants work together to interactive create concept maps based on current scientific research.
Faculty/Graduate Student Collaborative (FGSC) Workshops
In response to interest from graduate students and recommendations of research faculty, COSEE-OS is working with three other COSEE Centers to adapt its SEC workshop model to focus on graduate student professional development, and open new lines of communication between faculty and graduate students. This series of workshops were hosted at COSEE-OS, West, Networked Ocean World and California.
Curriculum Development Workshop
In this pilot workshop, formal educators worked with UMaine faculty and graduate students to develop curriculum resources for their own classrooms. Educators and ocean scientists collaboratively created concept maps linked to multimedia assets and explored authentic datasets for use in inquiry-based lessons.
Key Foundational Workshops
Early workshops tested models of scientist-educator collaboration to balance science content with pedagogical strategies that are commonly used to teach science concepts.