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  1. Capitol Hill Oceans Week Wonders of the Ocean World: Creating an Ocean Literate Society June 10, 2004 Richard D. West Rear Admiral, USN (Ret.) President Consortium for Oceanographic Research and Education

  2. Governor’s Draft 20 April 2004 Comment period closed 4 June • Establish a National Ocean Council • Strengthen NOAA • Promote Ocean Education • Double Ocean Research • Implement IOOS • Voluntary Regional Councils

  3. Enhance Ocean Education Improve decision makers understanding of the ocean. Cultivate a broad public stewardship ethic. Prepare a new generation of leaders on ocean issues. Ocean Commission Recommends:

  4. Improve Decision Makers Understanding of the Ocean • Establish a National Ocean Education Office • Coordinate federal ocean education efforts • Integrate federal agency programs • Coordinate with K-12, university, and informal education partners • Develop comprehensive ocean education plans

  5. Understand the importance of the oceans to everyday life Understand how individual actions impact the marine environment Understand the benefits derived from well-managed ocean resources Cultivate a Public Stewardship Ethic

  6. Incorporating oceans into K-12 education Using ocean-based examples to meet education standards Drawing students into the field Expanding graduate educational opportunities Bridging the gap between scientists and educators Prepare Next Generation of Ocean Leaders

  7. Bridging the Gap Between Scientists & Educators • COSEE Network of 7 Centers • Mid-Atlantic; Florida; Northeast; Gulf Coast; California (2); Southeast; Central Coordinating Office (CORE) • Commission Recommends: • Tripling number of COSEE Centers to 21 • Expanding the reach of the Centers • Implementing professional development programs • Tapping expertise of university science education specialists

  8. Multi-agency effort coordinated by CORE 7th year, 24 sites, 400 high schools, 2200 students Format that places more emphasis on critical thinking skills Resources for students including web chats for teams correlation of NOSB to NSES and Benchmarks Mentoring and follow-on programs including scholarships and internships National Ocean Sciences Bowl

  9. University-based research, education, and outreach in coastal and Great Lakes states Conducts sound science for sound policy Conveys scientific results to all users, from local fishermen on the docks to decision makers at the local, state and federal levels in forms that can be readily understood by users Develops pre-college curricula, trains K-12 teachers in the marine sciences, provides fellowship opportunities for policy study in Washington, D.C. and for work with industry, and supports for graduate research assistants National Sea Grant College Program

  10. Enhance Ocean Education Improve decision makers understanding of the ocean. Cultivate a broad public stewardship ethic. Prepare a new generation of leaders on ocean issues. Ocean Commission Recommends:

  11. The Consortium for Oceanographic Research and Education