The Ocean Networks Canada education team is pleased to announce the launch of the first Canadian shipboard educators program, as we sponsor two educators on the NEPTUNE ocean research expedition from May 27 to June 26, 2012, off the coast of Vancouver Island, B.C.
The Ocean Networks Canada Ship2Shore Marine Educators Program offers Canadian educators an exciting opportunity to understand the importance of the ocean, gain insights into current oceanography research and incorporate marine science into their classrooms.
Heading out to sea on the program’s test-run are Scott Doehler, from Brentwood College in Mill Bay (May 27 to June 11), and Goksenin Sen, from the University of Victoria (June 11 to June 26). You can share their adventures through their daily blog page or at "Wiring the Abyss," NEPTUNE’s special cruise web site.
The Ship2Shore program plans to provide a unique way for teaching and learning: one educator goes to sea on an Ocean Networks Canada research “cruise” with the goal of connecting with other educators and students on shore via blogs, video, and video conferencing.
Not only will they come away with a greater understanding of marine science, they’ll also take home curriculum tools and support from the Ocean Networks Canada education team to help their students expand their ocean literacy.
Visit the Ship2Shore pages for more details about this exciting new program.
Leslie Elliott, Ocean Networks Canada Communications and Marketing Manager
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