Fall 2017 – Education Spotlight
– DECEMBER 18, 2017
(From Fall 2017 Newsletter)
C-IMAGE Attends EMSEA Conference in Malta
Outreach coordinators Teresa Greely and Angela Lodge from the Center for the Integrated Modeling and Analysis of the Gulf Ecosystem (C-IMAGE) attended the European Marine Science Educators Association (EMSEA) conference from October 7-10, 2017 in Valletta, Malta. The EMSEA “provides a platform for ocean education and promoting ocean literacy within Europe.” Their goals are to encourage conversations, and share resources and teaching materials, between European and international marine scientists and educators. This year’s conference had several themes, including the integration of ocean literacy into school curriculums, ocean literacy in the digital age, oceans and human health, and the role of ocean literacy in the future. The conference program can be found here. There were approximately 70 participants from 20 countries in attendance.
Many visitors came by the C-IMAGE booth hosted by Teresa and Angela. They shared information and giveaways from GoMRI and many of the GoMRI-funded consortia, including a flash drive with education resources, Dispatches from the Gulf 1 DVDs, Gulf Sea Grant Oil Spill Science Outreach Program publications, and C-IMAGE’s podcasts. Their goal in attending the conference was to share resources, exchange information with other marine science educators, and share how a scientific consortium such as C-IMAGE can “build infrastructure, communications, and collaborative partnerships across geographic, language, and research specialties.”