The National Sea Grant Program has a long tradition of increasing environmental literacy through formal educational structures: that is, schools.
Turtle Education Outreach Internship (12/1/17-3/30/18)
Applications due via email to firstname.lastname@example.org or in hard copy to the UOG CNAS Dean’s Office, Room 205 by Nov. 16, 2017 at 5 p.m. No late applications accepted.
University of Guam Sea Grant (UOGSG) seeks enthusiastic, curious undergraduates who want to learn about our island’s turtles and share that knowledge with elementary school audiences!
Turtle Education Outreach Interns will research turtles in the Pacific region, design a game or activity for use in community outreach, conduct at least twelve (12) presentations in public elementary schools, and train UOGSG staff and interns to do school presentations well.
Interns will undergo a minimum of 40 hours of formal training, assist and participate in UOGSG’s regularly scheduled activities, gain experience in a professional work environment through shadowing occupations related to science and education, and learn how to be an excellent school presenter. A science background is not required but applicants must want to learn and teach science-based lessons. This is a superb opportunity for students who want to explore education, environment or natural resource management, and science professions!
Interns will receive a stipend of $1,000.
Read full description (PDF file): UOGSG Turtle Education Outreach Internship_Wntr 2017
Application (Word file): UOGSG Turtle Education Outreach Internship Application 2017
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.
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: 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: Island Science for Teachers_Spr 2010 syllabus)