Resources on Puget Sound Oceanography

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  • The Bridge Comprehensive marine education resources website by NOAA Sea Grant and the National Marine Educators Association.
  • COSEE-OLC The Centers for Ocean Sciences Education Excellence (COSEE) initiated with support from the National Science Foundation build relationships between the formal and informal education and the ocean research communities. COSEE-OLC brings cutting-edge research about the ocean out of the laboratory and into communities that can put that knowledge to work. The center links ocean science researchers with educators, the maritime industry, community groups and local governments to form Ocean Learning Communities.
  • NAME, NW Aquatic and Marine Educators The Northwest Aquatic and Marine Educators (NAME) is a “family” of educators passionate about oceans and
    watersheds. We believe in the magic of the world of water and its ability to facilitate learning.
  • NANOOS, the Northwest Association of Networked Ocean Observing Systems, is a partnership of over 30 entities, including industry, state agencies, local governments, tribes, non government organizations (including OIP), and educational institutions working together to build a comprehensive ocean observing system for the Pacific Northwest.
  • Ocean Research College Academy (ORCA) ORCA is an early college high school academy. ORCA seeks to provide opportunities for all students to engage in active inquiry and in-depth study in a supportive environment. Using an innovative, project-based approach in a small “learning community” environment, students enjoy the challenge of designing and implementing their own learning experiences under the guidance of talented college faculty.
  • Pacific Marine Research: Marine Science Afloat PMR’s mission is to offer academically challenging, financially affordable marine science instruction to all Washington State elementary and secondary school students.
  • People for Puget Sound People For Puget Sound is a citizens’ group working to protect and restore the health of Puget Sound and the Northwest Straits through education and action. Our vision is a clean and healthy Sound, teeming with fish and wildlife, cared for by people who live here.
  • Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium promotes responsible stewardship of the world’s resources through education, conservation, research and recreational opportunities.
  • Port Townsend Marine Science Center Since 1982, the Port Townsend Marine Science Center has offered hands-on, live exhibits and a wide variety of educational programs in Fort Worden State Park, near Port Townsend in Washington, USA.
  • Poulsbo Marine Science Center We seek to protect natural marine systems by fostering positive stewardship of Puget Sound waters. We accomplish this by providing opportunities for quality hands-on learning, as well as exemplary educational resources.
  • Puget Sound Marine Environmental Modelling (PSMEM) A partnership of five academic, governmental and private non-profit organizations that seek to develop predictive modeling capabilities for the circulation and ecosystem of Puget Sound, Washington.
  • Puget Sound Partnership The Puget Sound Partnership defines, coordinates and implements Washington State’s environmental agenda for Puget Sound.
  • Puget Sound Regional Synthesis Model (PRISM) PRISM is a University of Washington campus wide initiative to revolutionize the integration of research and education on the Puget Sound environment.
  • Salish Sea Expeditions Our mission is to inspire a passion for exploring, understanding, and respecting the marine environment through hands-on scientific inquiry on Puget Sound.
  • Seattle Aquarium See, touch and explore our amazing underwater world at the Seattle Aquarium. Get face-to-fin with marine life and discover the natural wonders of the Puget Sound.
  • Sound Experience On exciting voyages aboard the historic schooner Adventuress, participants learn about the majesty and vulnerability of our region’s definitive resource, Puget Sound.
  • UW College of the Environment The College of the Environment consists of five of the major units of the University in the marine and freshwater sciences: the School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences, the School of Oceanography, the School of Marine Affairs, the Applied Physics Laboratory and the Washington Sea Grant Program.
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These PowerPoint presentations were prepared for introductory oceanography courses at the undergraduate level. They are offered here for use and alteration by anyone interested in furthering public awareness of marine science.

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