Scientist-Educator Collaborative Workshop
Workshop Theme: Ocean-Climate Connections
Held at the New England Center on the University of New Hampshire Campus
Friday, March 13, 2009 through Saturday, March 14, 2009
Click on the Images to Learn More About the Scientists Who Attended this Workshop
Elizabeth Burakowski
Janet Campbell
Carolyn Jordan
Linda Kalnejais
Timothy Moore
Ocean-Climate Connections Revealed with Educator and Scientist Team-Building

An important yet often untapped resource is the research scientist whose ability to connect concepts, information, and data is "second nature." Funded by the National Science Foundation, this workshop series was designed to promote collaborative learning between educators and scientists (1:3 scientist-educator ratio) in order to create online learning resources that align with National Science Education Standards, as well as Climate and Ocean Literacy Principles.

For this particular event, 12 educators were matched with 5 ocean and climate scientists from the University of New Hampshire to improve their collective understanding of Earth's major ocean - climate systems. COSEE-OS staff facilitated interactions between internationally known scientists and formal educators (middle school and high school) to infuse cutting-edge research topics into educational products such as concept maps that hyperlink to scientist-vetted images, video, news items, and educational resources.

Workshop materials: Scientist's Packet | Educator's Packet | Group Photo
LEARN MORE About Concept Maps from this Workshop
Concept map
Workshop contact: Annette deCharon