OA Planning Workshop Held; Next up: Webinar on OA Teacher Module

Jan 28, 2022

The Mid-Atlantic Coastal Acidification Network (MACAN) co-hosted, “Supporting OA Action Planning and Implementation in The Mid-Atlantic” workshop in partnership with the Ocean Acidification Alliance on October 26, 2021. With the majority of the Mid-Atlantic coastal states pursuing OA Action Planning, the workshop connected over 100 researchers and state agency decision makers from across the region to support OA Action Planning with an emphasis on identifying associated information needs for management application.
Workshop outcomes are informing MACAN’s 2022 work plan, and will lay the groundwork for a regional Ocean and Coastal Acidification Monitoring Inventory to inform an integrated OA monitoring network in the Mid-Atlantic. In addition to MACAN and the OA Alliance, the workshop was sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Regional Council on the Ocean (MARCO) and the Mid-Atlantic Regional Association Coastal Ocean Observing System (MARACOOS).

Recording Part I

Recordint Part II

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.

Speaker Information:
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.

To Register: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1132105970982526988
After you have registered, you’ll receive a confirmation email containing information about how to join the webinar.


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