COSEE-TEK sponsored three Teacher Technology Experiences (TTE’s) this summer, each was lead by researchers at the University of Connecticut’s Department of Marine Sciences and highlighted their research program and the technologies they use to study the ocean. Teachers and informal educators were actively involved in the field research, sample collection and analysis of data. All of the data and resources from each TTE including field photos, water quality data, and presentations are accessible for education resource development via Google Docs (click here). By providing full access to the broad sweep of data collected via Google Docs, we encourage the creation of new resources and expect this collection to grow with time.
In addition, some resources have been developed by COSEE-TEK and collaborators to address specific themes in ocean science and technology. Resources include (or will include) interactive maps of field sites, lesson plans for high school education, classroom activities, slideshows of highlight photos, video clips and instruction manuals. Please click the links below or on the left to access all of the existing resources under specific categories.
Teachers who are interested in contributing to COSEE-TEK are encouraged to follow the activities on our website, explore resources developed, and contact us for future opportunities.
An environmental science teacher and students at Waterford High School in Waterford, CT are currently participating in a COSEE-TEK lead citizen science project to monitor water born pesticides and marine invertebrate communities in Niantic Bay area, Long Island Sound, and throughout the U.S.
In conjunction with COSEE-TEK's "EVA & BOB Project", Project Oceanology has deployed three basic observation buoys (BOBs) in and around the mouth of the Thames River in the Eastern portion of Long Island Sound and they have been collecting water quality data including biological recruitment, organic contaminants, water temperature and light availability since then. Explore the map to access data and images from each location.