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ERIC Number: EJ1164510
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Feb
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1089-9995
Ocean FEST: Families Exploring Science Together
Bruno, Barbara C.; Wiener, Carlie; Kimura, Arthur; Kimura, Rene
Journal of Geoscience Education, v59 n1 p13-21 Feb 2011
This project engages elementary school students, parents, teachers, and administrators in ocean-themed family science nights based on a proven model. Our key goals are to: (1) educate participants about ocean and earth science issues that are relevant to their communities; and (2) inspire more underrepresented students, including Native Hawaiians, Filipinos, Pacific Islanders, and girls, to pursue careers in the ocean and earth sciences. Hawaii, the Pacific Islands, and Pacific Rim nations will be disproportionately affected by the impacts of global climate change, including rising sea levels, coastal erosion, coral reef degradation, and ocean acidification. Therefore, it is essential to train local geoscientists in these communities. Although designed for Hawaii's students in grades 3-6 and their families, this ocean-themed program can be effective with a range of audiences.
National Association of Geoscience Teachers. Carleton College W-SERC, One North College Street, Northfield, MN 55057. Tel: 540-568-6675; Fax: 540-568-8058; e-mail:; Website:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF); National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (DOC), National Marine Sanctuaries
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Hawaii
Grant or Contract Numbers: 091431; EF0424599; MOA2005008/6882