Finding a Story in Data: Tuning in to Pteropods

Expand your experience with, and knowledge of, data and curriculum to help   students understand, OA, pH, fragile marine ecosystems, environmental impacts in the Puget Sound


Who:   6th grade through Comm. College Educators

What:   Research Cruise, OA lab, NOAA OA Lab Tour, Ocean Data Computer Lab

Where:   Seattle – Univ. of Washington and Puget Sound

When:   Friday, August 15, 2014; Saturday, August 16, 2014, 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

View flyer: Finding a Story in Data Ocean Acidification Aug 15 16 2014

Join (Ocean Inquiry Project), NANOOS (Northwest Association of Networked Ocean Observing System) and NOAA PMEL (Pacific Marine Environmental Lab) and WSG (Washington Sea Grant) as we explore the ecological impact of ocean acidification (OA) in the Salish Sea through the lens of one of nature’s most fragile biological indicator, the Pteropod.

This workshop connects chemical, physical, biological and technological STEM concepts with Dr. Nina Bednarsek, NOAA PMEL, Pteropod Researcher; Dr. Fritz Stahr, UW and OIP, Physical Oceanographer; Meg Chadsey, WA Sea Grant, Ocean Acidification Specialist; and Dr. Jan Newton, APL-UW, NANOOS Dir and WA Ocean Acidification Center co-Director.

This two-day workshop is an comprehensive investigation of OA and includes an oceanographic data/pteropod collection cruise, OA Lab, tour of a NOAA OA Lab, ocean data computer lab time linking real-time buoy and glider data with our field study and STEM links back to your classroom.

Registrations accepted through August 7, on a first come first serve basis.

This workshop is free and limited to 20 educators. Free Clock-hours & Certificates of Participation upon request. Stipends ($50) for follow-up activities will be provided.

Fill out the Registration: Aug 15 16 registration

Questions?Contact Amy Sprenger at 206 543 0061 (office) or 206 280 9850 (cell) or at

Olympia BWET teachers on Indigo Nov 16 pic 1

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