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Environmental Literacy and Workforce Development

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Sea Grant works to create a diverse workforce trained in marine science, technology, engineering, mathematics, law and policy. Training programs and education materials help build an environmentally literate workforce that understands and utilizes best available science to make informed decisions.

 

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Delaware Sea Grant provides professional development workshops for teachers to improve ocean literacy in the classroom. (Photo credit: Christopher Katalinas, National Sea Grant Office)

 

 

SEA GRANT WORK IN ENVIRONMENTAL LITERACY AND
WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT RESULTED IN*

1257160

WORKSHOP AND CONFERENCE PARTICIPANTS

629

GRADUATES EMPLOYED IN DEGREE FIELD

15215

EDUCATORS TRAINED

897729

K-12 STUDENTS REACHED

*Metrics reported in Summer 2020 for work conducted February 1, 2019 to January 31, 2020. Graduates employed = Sea Grant-supported graduates who become employed in a career related to their degree within two years of graduation. K-12 students reached through Sea Grant education efforts.

Environmental Literacy and Workforce Development Featured Impacts

Meet Sea Grant Experts Enhancing 

Environmental Literacy and Workforce Development


Kanesa Duncan Seraphin

Director, Center for Marine Science Education, Hawai'i Sea Grant - Kanesa is producer and host of the Voice of the Sea television series, communicating ocean science educator, and curriculum developer for Exploring Our Fluid Earth (Grades 6-12) and Sea-Earth-Atmosphere (Grades 3-4-5). 


"The ocean is our source of life, recreation, culture, and discovery. We help share the stories of experts throughout the Pacific region and beyond—connecting communities of residents, educators, learners, researchers, and visitors."

Mark Wiley

Assistant Director for Marine Education, New Hampshire Sea Grant - Mark coordinates N.H. Sea Grant's marine education efforts and is also the director of the University of New Hampshire's marine docent program.


"I do the training of the new docents and really start them on that path...it's then other docents that provide them with the kind of experiences, wisdom and tips that make them really effective educators."

Linda Chilton

Education Programs Manager, University of Southern California Sea Grant - Linda Chilton is the USC Sea Grant Education Programs Manager. She is responsible for developing, implementing, and coordinating a wide range of educational program and citizen science initiatives focusing on students, teachers and communities.  She is a co-instructor for the LA Coastal California Naturalist Program.


"We strengthen our education efforts by partnering to integrate traditional ecological knowledge and local knowledge in our work."

Environmental Literacy and Workforce Development Stories and News

Sea Grant Selects “Food from the Sea” Career Program Development Projects

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Sea Grant Selects “Food from the Sea” Career Program Development Projects

NOAA’s National Sea Grant College Program and Office of Sustainable Fisheries awarded approximately $900,000 of FY21 federal funds to support projects that will initiate “Food from the Sea'' career development programs. With these funds, Sea Grant programs and partners will work collaboratively with members of the fishing industry to identify training needs and develop updated and/or new resources and programming to address those needs.  

NOAA Sea Grant Liaisons address critical research areas across federal agencies

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NOAA Sea Grant Liaisons address critical research areas across federal agencies

NOAA Sea Grant, in collaboration with U.S. Department of Defense, U.S. Department of Energy, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and U.S. Geological Survey, announces six new partnership positions. The Sea Grant Federal Partnership Liaisons will integrate Sea Grant extension expertise with science, products and services from NOAA labs and other publicly supported scientific research programs. These jointly-funded positions expand on a key component of Sea Grant’s work, extending science to end users and doing so through collaborative partnerships.
 

NOAA Sea Grant-Marine Debris Program partnership continues to address marine debris challenges with six new projects

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NOAA Sea Grant-Marine Debris Program partnership continues to address marine debris challenges with six new projects

NOAA Sea Grant and the NOAA Marine Debris Program announce the funding of six new, creative projects to tackle marine debris challenges across the country. This year’s projects focus on preventing the introduction of marine debris into marine, coastal and Great Lakes environments.

Sea Grant and NOAA Fisheries Announce 2021 Joint Fellowship Program Awardees

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Sea Grant and NOAA Fisheries Announce 2021 Joint Fellowship Program Awardees

Sea Grant and NOAA Fisheries are pleased to announce the 2021 National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS)-Sea Grant Joint Fellowship recipients. Five population and ecosystem dynamics fellowships and two marine resource economics fellowships were awarded through this national program. The fellowships offered within this program are aimed at training the next generation of specialized experts in fisheries management. The program addresses the critical need for future fisheries scientists with expertise in stock assessment and related fields. 
 

Sea Grant Announces 2022 Finalists for the John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship Program

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Sea Grant Announces 2022 Finalists for the John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship Program

NOAA and Sea Grant are pleased to announce the finalists for the 2022 class of the Sea Grant John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship program. The 74 finalists in the 2022 class represent 28 of the 34 Sea Grant programs. Since 1979, almost 1,500 fellows have completed the program, becoming leaders in science, policy, and public administration roles. 

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