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Learning Ocean Science through Ocean Exploration Curriculum

On November 6, 2010 the Good Samaritan Institute was honored to host science teachers from throughout Northwest Florida for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s “Learning Ocean Science through Ocean Exploration Curriculum”, a one day professional development institute.  Under the leadership of Melissa Ryan, one of NOAA’s top instructors, teachers participated in inquiry- and standards-based activities, written and tested by scientists and educators and also tied directly to ocean expeditions.

The teachers can then model the activities for their own students back in the classroom or laboratory.  Best of all, these lessons can be used in biology, earth, physical and marine science courses.  Participants received curriculum packets, an official NOAA certificate of participation, breakfast and lunch.  The experience was a very positive one for everyone involved and GSI looks forward to hosting more professional development events and partnering with NOAA again in the future.