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May 14, 2023

Sharing NOAA’s key focus areas – via quilt

World Oceans Day and National Ocean Month are coming up in June – are you ready to share your ocean science knowledge? Think about some creative approaches – such as using quilts to share the key focus areas of NOAA!

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April 28, 2023

Distracted students, distracted faculty

cover of book titled Distracted

Cultivating attention to remove distractions in the classroom is the approach suggested by Lang when working with students – but maybe this could be successful for faculty gatherings as well.

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April 8, 2023

Science Talk ’23 – a meeting for science communicators

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It’s about audience, emotion, authenticity, values, networks, humility, perception, and passion

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March 27, 2023

The Changing Chesapeake – an exhibit on climate change and the Chesapeake community

graphic that is logo of Changing Chesapeake exhibit

What happens when a call is put out to a community to explore the intersections of climate change and a geographic region, and to share their views and reflections via art? You end up with an amazing collection of works generated through voices, hands, and hearts.

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March 22, 2023

Mary Sears: advancing ocean intelligence [Women’s History Month]

book cover and photo of Sears

We are so fortunate to have Catherine Musemeche celebrate the life and significant contributions by Mary Sears to our field in the book Lethal Tides: Mary Sears and the Marine Scientists Who Helped Win World War II – now, it is our turn to elevate these details in our classrooms, our textbooks, and elsewhere.

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March 17, 2023

Blue skies and cloud cover at sea – via quilt

After leaving JOIDES Resolution, I knew I wanted to pull together a data visualization that not only documented the daily Sky/Cloud measurements, but also as a shout-out to the kindergarten teacher that turned her students into mini-scientists observing the world around them, and to the Second Mate from JR Expedition 390 who took the time to explain to the kids (and to me!) his daily weather observations and for responding to all the questions.

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March 8, 2023

Women in Ocean Science [Women’s History Month]

Three female scientists at sea taking a photo of the sunset

This post originally was supposed to be focused on a collection of profiles of women in ocean sciences available online. But in working to celebrate our successes, and keeping in mind this year’s theme for International Women’s Day 2023 of #EmbraceEquity, I couldn’t just celebrate the accomplishments – I had to include the challenges these amazing women have faced along the way and still face today.

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February 23, 2023

Framing an oceanography course around the Ocean Decade Challenges

The UN Ocean Decade Challenges acts as an excellent bridge between the traditional oceanographic topics with the science behind our ocean system, while highlighting solutions that incorporate sustainability, diversity, technology, and disciplines outside of STEM.

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February 17, 2023

Announcing Stitch Your Ocean Science 2023

logo for Stitch Your Ocean Science 2023

An exciting addition this year is that Stitch Your Ocean Science 2023 has been endorsed as an Ocean Decade Activity by the United Nations Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development! We hope this encourages even more international participation for our global ocean.

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January 13, 2023

Starting online courses with one-on-one student meetings

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What happens when you meet one-on-one in Zoom with each student enrolled in your online, asynchronous course during the first week of the semester? (1) Depending upon the size of the class, you are exhausted(!) and unable to schedule other/additional meetings. (2) You learn just how much meeting their online professor means to students.

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