Ocean Literacy Summit

Friday, May 13, 2016 by Meredyth

Join scientists, informal and formal educators, students, and others at the 2016 Ocean Literacy Summit, hosted by the New England Ocean Science Education Collaborative (NEOSEC).  The 2016 Summit will take place along the working waterfront of Portland, Maine, on November 3 and 4, 2016, and will focus on the latest research and education activities surrounding Ocean Literacy principle #3: “The ocean is a major influence on weather in climate.”  2016 Summit events will include a climate change workshop led by the National Network for Ocean and Climate Change Interpretation (NNOCCI); a keynote address by Dr. Andy Pershing, Chief Scientific Officer at the Gulf of Maine Research Institute (GMRI); talks by scientists and educators, in a redesigned format that will enable participants to hear all presentations; a panel on the challenges surrounding climate change communications; and numerous networking opportunities.  New to the Summit program, an interactive Science and Education Fair to highlight hands-on activities and interpretive ideas on teaching ocean literacy.

Please stay tuned for announcements on:

  • Participant registration
  • Sponsorship information
  • Science and Education Fair proposals
  • Exhibitor details

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