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June 19, 2019

Hydrographic information driving marine knowledge [World Hydrography Day 2019]

First celebrated in 2006 and on June 21st every year since, World Hydrography Day aims to make the public aware of the increasing the coverage of hydrographic information on a global basis, as well as the work to promote safe navigation, especially in the areas of international navigation, ports, and where there are vulnerable or protected marine areas.

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June 17, 2019

Don’t just #ShowYourStripes – engage others with them

Scientists – as we explore and discuss #ShowYourStripes, let’s make sure we share this data visualization with our non-science networks and engage in some science communication

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June 16, 2019

The color of the year is Living Coral [World Oceans Day/National Ocean Month]

Pantone describes its 2019 color of the year as “an animating and life-affirming coral hue with a golden undertone that energizes and enlivens with a softer edge.” Others feel it is “a stinging reminder of the cycle of constant growth driven by fossil fuels that’s brought the world to this point.”

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June 10, 2019

Presidential proclamations of National Ocean Month, 2006-2019

Did you know that NOAA wasn’t even mentioned in the first Presidential proclamation for this celebration? And the first celebration was for a National Ocean Week, not a month? And that the Great Lakes are mentioned in several of these statements? Explore links to these Presidential proclamations going back to President Bush in 2006. 

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June 8, 2019

Focus for 2019: Gender and the Ocean [World Oceans Day]

From the United Nations: “We have an opportunity to explore the gender dimension of humankind’s relationship with the ocean. This year, we strive to build greater ocean and gender literacy, and to discover possible ways to promote gender equality in ocean-related activities such as marine scientific research, fisheries, labour at sea, migration by sea and human trafficking, as well as policy-making and management.”

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May 26, 2019

IPBES Global Assessment Report – Communicating Hope in a Sea of Despair

I see myself bringing up this report early and often to students to introduce options and actions instead of doom and gloom. A message of hope will make for a much greater level of engagement and productivity. Let’s keep the conversations going.

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May 20, 2019

Strategic ed tech planning with the 2019 Horizon Report by EDUCAUSE

What is on the five-year horizon for higher education institutions? Which trends and technology developments will drive educational change? What are the critical challenges and how can we strategize solutions? These questions regarding technology adoption and educational change are in the Horizon Report: 2019 Higher Education Edition brought to you by EDUCAUSE.

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May 13, 2019

2019 NSF STEM for All Video Showcase (May 13-20)

TERC hosts the 5th Annual STEM for All Video Showcase to Broaden Participation and Access to STEM Education.
This is the largest Video Showcase to date with the theme Innovations in STEM Education and encourages interaction, collaboration, networking, and public voting.

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May 5, 2019

Celebrate the International Year of the Periodic Table of Chemical Elements

The International Year aims to recognize the importance of the Periodic Table of Chemical Elements as one of the most important and influential achievements in modern science reflecting the essence not only of chemistry, but also of physics, biology and other basic sciences disciplines.

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April 14, 2019

Voices for Science 2019 – getting started with the take-home message

I look forward to a full year of expanding upon my outreach and engagement activities, finding creative and collaborative ways to share science that are new to me and my audiences. Look for other members of the Voices for Science 2019 cohort and their innovative approaches to science communication and effective advocacy with science policy!

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