School of Oceanography
University of Washington, Seattle WA
July 6-9, 2005

Wed July 6

Travel day to Seattle; arrive at lodging by 5 PM

5:00 PM Icebreaker/Mixer

All of the Wednesday evening session will be held at the Waterfront Activities Center. It is located at the far south east part of campus on Lake Washington (look on page 2 of this campus map (Acrobat (PDF) 853kB Feb14 05), along Union Bay).

6:00 Dinner

7:00-8:00 Invited Speaker:
John R. Delaney, University of Washington,
Next Generation Science in the Oceans: Discoveries in the Time Domain Using Interactive, Autonomous, Remote Sensor Networks

Thurs July 7

8:30-8:40 Opening remarks and charge for the day

8:40-9:45 Panel I: Educational Opportunities and Challenges

  • Introductory oceanography courses
  • Courses for undergraduate oceanography majors
  • Oceanography across the Earth system curriculum
  • Outreach and informal education
  • Increasing the reach of oceanography to "landlocked" institutions

Ed Laine, Bowdoin College,
Educational Opportunities and Challenges: Teaching the Ocean System (PowerPoint 585kB Jul20 05)

Margaret Crowder, Western Kentucky University,
Oceanography in Kentucky? (PowerPoint 597kB Jul11 05)
Jane Schoonmaker, University of Hawaii,
Undergraduate BS Program in Global Environmental Science (PowerPoint 315kB Jul7 05)
9:45-10:15 Break

10:15-12:00 Discussion I: (small group, round table)
Opportunities at the intersection of oceanography research and education
  • Where are we performing well?
  • What are the new challenges?
  • What are the critical needs?
  • Where can we have the biggest impact?
View the results of Discussion I (Microsoft Word 30kB Jul7 05).

12:00-1:30 Lunch

1:30-2:30 PRISM Demonstration

Miles Logsdon, University of Washington
Mark Stoermer, University of Washington
Christian Sarason, University of Washington

  1. Creation of the model
  2. Development of educational resources
  3. Teaching with PRISM in a variety of classes

In the fall of 2003, members of the PSMEM: Puget Sound Marine Environmental Modeling (more info) educational and visualization team tested introductory level oceanography students to determine what types of concepts about Puget Sound were best learned with a visualization of a 3D numerical model vs. an oceanographic field trip. Using a demographic questionnaire and pre- and post-testing of Puget Sound related concepts, we discerned a connection between the amount of time spent on the water previously and how well the students were able to learn concepts. This connection showed that for students with little previous exposure to the water, getting out in the field was important for understanding field related concepts. A tour of the visualization and summary of results were shown.

2:30-4:00 Poster Session
How are you currently teaching oceanography with data, models and visualizations, or how do you plan to?

4:00-5:00 Working group I
Small groups organized by topic or application. This session will define the current status of oceanography teaching. What currently exists and what's needed?

5:00-5:30 Whole group meeting
Report-outs of progress by working groups

6:00 Dinner

Evening -
Informal networking at Watertown Hotel or local watering holes

Friday, July 8


8:30-8:40 Charge for the day

8:40-9:45 Panel II: Teaching with Ocean Data

Cheryl Greengrove, University of Washington-Tacoma
Giving data back to the community: Student created course website (Microsoft Word 41kB Jul8 05)
Instructions for using Surfer software (Microsoft Word 55kB Jul8 05)
Getting started with Homesite software (Acrobat (PDF) 248kB Jul8 05)

Don Reed, San Jose State University
Virtual Voyage: A Small Step in Providing a Research Experience (PowerPoint 5MB Jul8 05).
View the QuickTime San Francisco Bay Fly-by Animation ( 4.1MB Jul8 05)
or view the Expedition on the Bay Virtual Voyage (more info) to explore the sea floor in San Francisco Bay.
Lucas Moxey, University of Hawaii/NOAA
Introducing Real-time Remote Sensing in the Classroom Environment

9:45-10:00 Break

10:00-12:00 Share Fair

Short demonstrations where participants demonstrate their own instructional activities, data servers, tools, products, models or visualizations.

Jim Acker, Giovanni-Oceanographic Remote Sensing Data
Jon Callahan, NOAA's Live Access Server
Margaret Crowder, Problem-based Learning Activity
Gina Frost, TASA Softaware and Graphics
Steve Gaurin, Exploring the Ocean Environment: GIS Investigations for the Earth Sciences, including a CD with various datasets
Ira Geer, Ocean/atmosphere coupling associated with El Nino and La Nina episodes
Miles Logsdon, PRISM Model and GeoWall
Bob MacKay, Teaching with Models-Starting Point Module
Cathy Manduca, Science Education Resource Center: On-Line Resources Including Starting Point (for introductory courses), Quantitative Skills, Teaching with Visualizations
Emil Petruncio, MATLAB animations of internal wave propagation
Bill Prothero, Our Dynamic Planet, Global Ocean Data Viewer, MARVE CDROMs, EarthEd OnLine
Leslie Sautter, 3-D Plate Tectonics Puzzle
Al Trujillo and Chris Rapp, Oceanographic Animations
Jill Whitman, IODP Educational Materials, Booklets and CD Rom
Jeff Johnston, Designing Your Ocean System Course; How to Incorporate 'How People Learn' and 'Backward Design' Principles

12:00-1:00 Lunch

1:00-2:00 Panel III: Exciting Science--Opportunities for Integrating Research and Education

Deb Kelley, University of Washington - From the Mantle to Microbes: The Lost City Hydrothermal Field Expedition
Visit the Lost City Expedition (more info) website for more information.

Charles Greene, Cornell University - Cornell University's Ocean Science Curriculum

Jim Acker, Goddard Space Flight Center
Ocean Color, Remote Sensing, and Oceanographic Education (PowerPoint 2.8MB Jul22 05).
View the QuickTime launch of the Pegasus satellite ( 3.9MB Jul8 05)
2:00-3:30 Working Group II: Scenario Writing
Develop an activity that relates the modern oceanographic research to effective instructional practice. Plan follow-on activities to recruit, design and implement.

3:30-4:00 Break

4:00-5:00 "Town Meeting"
  1. report outs from working groups,
  2. other community issues,
  3. next steps (e.g. AGU theme session; recruitment of more collaborators)
Evening - Dinner

Saturday July 9

Field Trip Catastrophic Volcanic Debris Flows and Submerged Forests Related to Cascadia Seismic Events
Pat Pringle and Kathy Troost, United States Geological Survey

Sunday, July 10


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