OA Planning Workshop Held; Next up: Webinar on OA Teacher Module
Please join MACAN on February 28, 1pm-2pm for the first webinar of the season: “Creating a Coastal Acidification Module for Mid-Atlantic Teachers”. Sarah Nuss, Education Coordinator for the Chesapeake Bay NERR in Virginia, and Greta Olsen, NOAA Hollings Scholar, are excited to share work underway on this new educational resource for K-12 teachers.
Abstract: Teachers on the Estuary (TOTE) workshops are held at each National Estuarine Research Reserve site every year. In an effort to include habitat change and impacts to our local environment, TOTE educators look to include coastal acidification into the information provided to K-12 teachers at these workshops. Come and learn about a new coastal acidification module underway for the Mid-Atlantic, created by a regional network of educators, and pilot tested with teachers last summer. We’ll include the current phase of the module, as well as next steps in its development and testing.
Greta Olsen is a 2020-2022 NOAA Hollings Scholar. Through the Hollings program, she worked virtually as an education intern at the Chesapeake Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve (CBNERR) in Virginia this summer. During Greta’s time with the reserve, she designed and implemented an evaluation for a marine science camp, created a learning module on coastal acidification specific to the Mid-Atlantic region, and served as an instructor at the camp and workshop hosted by CBNERR. Greta is a senior at the University of Kansas and will graduate this spring with a B.S. in chemical engineering. After graduation, Greta will work as an environmental engineer at a Phillips 66 refinery.
Sarah Nuss is the Education Coordinator for the Chesapeake Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve in Virginia, located at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS). An experienced environmental educator, Sarah has worked at VIMS for the past 16 years where she provides meaningful watershed educational experiences for students, builds capacity for future MWEEs by providing professional development opportunities for teachers, and coordinates an extensive summer camp program for the general public. Sarah is a Ph.D. candidate at the College of William & Mary, studying curriculum and learning design, specifically focused on environmental education. Sarah lives in Williamsburg, VA with her husband and twin daughters.
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