April 6-17, 2009
Presented by the College of Exploration and the Ocean Technology Foundation


Graduate Credit (optional)
In partnership with California State University at Fullerton (CSUF), one graduate credit will be available at an additional cost of $90. For participation in this online seminar and completing the requirements, participants can earn one graduate credit through CSUF. It will be a pass/fail (non-graded) graduate biology credit.

Download, print out and fill in the registration form Use regular mail to send in your registration to CSU Fullerton.

Graduate Credit Requirements

1. Read and Participate in all online sessions. Read each of the presentations. · "Listen to”/read presentations, ask questions · Review and explore lessons, resources, and standards (all related to the particular presentation) Total ~ 9 hours

2. Participate in discussions. · Dialogue with other teachers.· Explore other resources (web links, books, and other shared resources and lesson plans) Total ~ 6 hours

3. Answer the “question for the week” in the graduate credit room. The question will relate to the week's topic.

4. Project Options:
a. For educators: Create a lesson plan based on the relationship of oceans to human health, and write a short paragraph discussing how you would incorporate it into your curriculum. The lesson should include an introduction, targeted grade level, objectives, learning procedure, activity, and additional resources.

b. For others: An informal study conducted at the New England Aquarium in Boston, MA found that only 1 in 10 visitors could identify a single way in which their health is affected by the oceans. Create an outline for a public awareness message that helps to make the connection between oceans and human health. Describe the ocean and health issue(s) you think would be most effective, define your target audience, advertising medium (radio, print material, internet, television, etc.), and any visuals you would use (e.g. photos of harmful algal blooms).

5. Complete the Workshop Evaluation. The survey will be posted online and will include questions about the participants' individual learning as well as the workshop format, structure, and content. Note: Attendance related stats will be verified using a manager's monitoring feature of our Caucus software.

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