ERIC Number: ED484697
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Marine & Aquatic Science Literacy: Educating the 21st-Century Workforce
US Department of Commerce
Sea Grant?s vision for U.S. education is ambitious, focused, and proactive. The purpose of this document is to provide an increased public knowledge and understanding of the scientific processes and issues related to marine and aquatic areas. As a national network, Sea Grant has the inherent strengths necessary to be a key player in the development of this critical national education base. The following recommendations and initiatives presented by Sea Grant are discussed in this document: (1) Professional Development for Educators; (2) Formal and Informal Education Efforts; (3) Research and Education Opportunities for Undergraduate and Graduate Students; (4) Curriculum Development; (5) Inclusion of Traditionally Underrepresented/Underserved Groups; (6) Technology-Based Science Education; (7) Assessment and Evaluation; and (8) Fostering Collaborations and Partnerships.
Descriptors: Grants, Science Education, Science Activities, Curriculum Development, Scientific Literacy, Informal Education, Graduate Students, Marine Education, Professional Development, Partnerships in Education
University of Delaware, Sea Grant College Program, Marine Public Education Office, 222 South Chapel Street, Room 103, Newark, DE 19716-3530. Tel: 302-831-8083; Web site: www.seagrant.noaa.gov/.
Publication Type: Reports - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Department of Commerce, Washington, DC.