STEMming the Tide on Marine Debris


8 May, 2023


Online 4:30-6:00PM PT
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Do your students need an infusion of purpose? Are you looking for ways to show relevancy in your instruction? Are you looking for a way to make a difference in your community? 

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In this webinar on May 8th at 4:30 – 6:00 PM (PT), you will learn about a community science initiative from NOAA—the Marine Debris Monitoring and Assessment Program (MDMAP). Our special guest, Alexandria Gillen, NOAA Marine Debris Program Education Specialist, will give us behind the scenes access to the draft Educator’s Guide to MAPping Marine Debris and will also share how NOAA is mobilizing community members to address the issue of marine debris. Learn how to use this tool to empower and engage your students and community in a meaningful way. 

Alexandria Gillen, NOAA Marine Debris Program
Alexandria Gillen, NOAA Marine Debris Program

TASAA NOAA Fellow Denise Harrington will also share her experiences using the protocol with Emergent Multilingual Learners to enhance their math, language, technology, science, stewardship, and leadership skills, while collaborating with schools and local partners on the Oregon Coast. 

During breakout groups, webinar participants will brainstorm ideas on how to launch new or revitalize existing community science projects in their home areas, whether inland or coastal.  

Email Denise Harrington at dharrington@marinesanctuary.org if you have any questions.

Denise Harrington, TASAA NOAA Fellow
Denise Harrington, TASAA NOAA Fellow

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