The National Sea Grant Program has a long tradition of increasing environmental literacy through formal educational structures: that is, schools.
AN462: MARITIME ARCHAEOLOGY FIELD METHODS (Summer Session C, 7/3/17-8/5/17). Guam Preservation Trust and UOG Sea Grant were pleased to help fund and coordinate this SCUBA-based field methods course. The class spent its field time at two sites, Seabee Junkyard in Apra Harbor and the Amtrac at Agat. Students learned how to do archaeological surveying, corrosion data collection, 3D photogrammetry, and some biological monitoring.
BI 194/BI194L: UNDERWATER ECOLOGICAL SURVEYING TECHNIQUES (Summer Session C, 7/5/16 – 8/5/16). UOG Sea Grant was pleased to offer a Special Projects course through the Biology Program, courtesy of NOAA’s National Marine Fisheries Service (Pacific Island Regional Office) and University of Hawaii’s Marine Option Program. The course and concurrent lab was an introduction to nearshore underwater ecological surveying techniques with field experience conducted on snorkel. Students identified common fish and invertebrate species, gathered data using survey techniques practiced on land and in water, and applied scientific skills through the development and writing of a scientific report.
TURTLE EDUCATION OUTREACH INTERNSHIP (Fall Intersession, 12/1/16 – 2/28/17). This internally managed internship was open to Guam Community College and UOG students. The intern team learned about occupations related to science, natural resource use, and education, with a final project culminating in the delivery of ten classroom presentations in Guam’s public schools. (Downloadable file here: Turtle Education Outreach Internship Application_2016)
For educators who are interested in developing Guam Department of Education (GDOE) service learning opportunities, we work most closely with the Guam Nature Alliance in order to help coordinate and deliver a quality educational experience. Teachers should contact us as far in advance as possible to explore service learning options.
Right now UOG Sea Grant faculty and staff do not regularly present in classrooms. However, we may able to accommodate requests based on availability.
In part modeled on the Navigating Change Education Program, UOG Sea Grant has two lesson plans and supplemental classroom visual aids about the Mariana Islands. Educators can contact us to get laminated card sets and posters for classroom use.
Past Professional Development Courses (2010 and 2012)
UOG Sea Grant offered two courses for teachers as professional development opportunities in 2010 and 2012. Currently we welcome input from those in GDOE, Department of Defense Education Activity (DODEA), private schools, and home school specialists as to how we can connect your students to science-based resources within the university.
SUSTAINABLE SCIENCE FOR TEACHERS (offered 1/1/12 – 4/26/12). This class was designed to encourage exploration of Guam’s outdoor environment by teachers, who would then design lesson plans that create, orchestrate, and implement a community project with an overarching theme of sustainability. (Syllabus here: Sustainable Science for Teachers_Spr 2012 syllabus)
ISLAND SCIENCE FOR TEACHERS (offered 3/4/10 – 4/13/10). This class was designed to provide course participants an opportunity to improve their content knowledge of coral reef ecosystems, watersheds, and the ecology of Guam, while learning how to best implement interactive, hands-on activities. (Syllabus here: Island Science for Teachers_Spr 2010 syllabus)