Thursday, November 27, 2014

Sea Grant Education

Sea Grant Educators use hands-on methods to teach students about fisheries impacts. Credit: Mississippi Alabama Sea GrantThe Sea Grant model of integrating research, outreach, and education uniquely positions Sea Grant Educators to bring ocean, coastal, and Great Lakes science literacy to the U.S. population, beginning with preschool students and continuing through lifelong learners. Educators’ backgrounds and expertise in both technical science and education, as well as Sea Grant’s strong affiliation with research universities, results in an education network unequaled in its ability to obtain and deliver current ocean, coastal, and Great Lakes science to students of all ages.

Through continued production of high-quality materials, curricula, and programs based on national and state standards, Sea Grant Educators have emerged as national leaders, providing exemplary, science-based teacher preparation and professional development opportunities on a range of ocean, coastal, and Great Lakes education topics.

National Graduate Fellowships

Sea Grant John A. Knuass Marine Policy Fellowship

The prestigious Dean John A. Knauss Fellowship provides a unique educational experience to graduate students who have an interest in national policy affecting  ocean and coastal resources.

Sea Grant National Marine Fisheries Service Fellowship

The Sea Grant National Marine Fisheries Service Graduate Fellowship was created to encourage qualified applicants to pursue careers in either population and ecosystem dynamics or marine resource economics.

Sea Grant Education Resources

Environmental Literacy and Workforce Development

Environmental Literacy and Workforce Development is one of the four focus areas in Sea Grant’s 2014-17 National Strategic Plan. Sea Grant recognizes that environmental literacy is a fundamental component of an informed public in the 21st century which possesses the ability to understand scientific evidence and make knowledgeable decisions about environmental issues. To help achieve that vision, Sea Grant Educators are working in coastal communities across the United States to promote ocean, coastal and Great Lake science to children and life long learners.

Graduate Research

Sea Grant invests heavily in graduate student support in addition to  overall investment in environmental literacy. More than 50% of the Sea Grant research projects depend on graduate students, leading a total of 1,892 graduate students supported by Sea Grant in 2012. Graduate students supported by Sea Grant’s education investment are a crucial part of the success of Sea Grant research. 

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