:: OCEAN UNDERSTANDING
Ocean Leadership has an active education component designed to provide educational materials to help students and teachers bring ocean science into the classroom.
Deep Earth Academy (formerly JOI Learning) is the education arm of the scientific ocean drilling program. Through professional development workshops, scientist-educator partnerships, and production of on-line and print materials based on scientific research expeditions, Deep Earth Academy works to strengthen students’ mathematics, science and analytical skills. Our vision is Teaching for Science, Learning for Life™ – using scientific ocean drilling to provide a multidisciplinary approach to earth science education.
Diversity programs and partnerships provide learning opportunities, mentoring, fellowships and other horizon-building experiences for minority students to explore careers in the Earth System sciences.
The Marine Geoscience Leadership Symposium crosses the boundaries between marine geology and geophysics and provides early career researchers with insight into leading a successful research career. This new endeavor will provi
de a forum for presenting cutting-edge research to peers and distinguished members of the scientific community, as well as provide valuable leadership training, including knowledge of U.S. science agencies and effective techniques to approaching decision makers and legislators.
The National Ocean Sciences Bowl is an academic competition for high school students designed to stimulate interest in the ocean sciences.
Established in 1998, NOSB has grown to 25 regional competitions with approximately 2,000 students from almost 400 schools participating annually. NOSB has reached over 26,000 students and teachers throughout the nation, inspiring many to become the next generation of marine scientists, policy makers, teachers, explorers, technicians, and ocean advocates.
Every two years, Ocean Leadership surveys member institutions to gather data on recruitment, admissions and retention from the nation’s leading ocean science and technology graduate programs. The data are subsequently compiled and discussed at a biennial Ocean Sciences Educators Retreat (OSER) for graduate deans and other educational administrators. At the Retreat, Ocean Leadership program administrators discuss trends and challenges in graduate level training in the ocean sciences.