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COSEE-PP Summer 2010 Community College Faculty Institute in Oregon

Advances in Oceanography: Studying Climate Change in Ocean Systems
When: July 19-23
Location: Hatfield Marine Science Center, Oregon State University, Newport, Oregon (Visit the HMSC website)

Each day of the Recent Advances in Oceanography Faculty Institute will include a presentation by scientists who study the topic, curriculum materials, including lab exercises and field activities where appropriate, that could be used in a community college course.

General structure of Institute:

  • 8:30 a.m. Begin day.
  • 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. Lunch as a group at Hatfield
  • 4:30 p.m. End instruction and field activities
  • 6:30 p.m. Dinner with after dinner discussion

Each day will include:

  • Introduction to topic
  • Current information
  • Lab/classroom activities
  • Any site/field visits to labs/ship etc.
  • Effective teaching methods
  • Discussion of how to use information for teaching

The following topics and schedule are subject to change. Details will be added as the schedule develops.

Sunday, July 18
Check in at the Holiday Inn Express in Newport after 3pm (view HIE website)
6:00 p.m. Meet in hotel lobby
6:30 p.m. Welcome Dinner - location TBD

Day 1. Monday, July 19 - Ocean Observing Systems
Drs. Ed Dever and Fred Prahl, College of Oceanic and Atmospheric Sciences, Oregon State University

Day 2. Tuesday, July 20 - Global Carbon Cycle, Ocean Chemistry, and Ocean Acidification -
Dr. Burke Hales, College of Oceanic and Atmospheric Sciences, Oregon State University

Day 3. Wednesday, July 21 - Morning Session: Plastics in the Ocean
Dr. Angel White, College of Oceanic and Atmospheric
The morning session includes a field trip to the to beach to look at plastic in the strand line and to collect open ocean water samples
Afternoon Session: Phosphorus in our waters: from essential nutrients to eutrophication and HABs, Dr. Angel White

Day 4. Thursday, July 22 - Ocean Energy
Dr. George Boehlert, Director, Hatfield Marine Science Center, Oregon State University

Thursday Seminar - Hypoxia along the Oregon Coast
Dr. Jack Barth, College of Oceanic and Atmospheric Sciences, Oregon State University

Day 5. Friday, July 23 - Visit the Hinsdale Wave Research Laboratory and the Wallace Energy Systems and Renewable Laboratory in Corvallis, Dr. George Boehlert

Additional Instructors:
Al Trujillo, Professor in the Department of Earth, Space, and Aviation Sciences at Palomar College and co-Director of its Oceanography Program, is co-author or contributing author for several nationally recognized college-level Earth science textbooks. Al will join us for the week to facilitate discussions about how to incorporate the information provided during the institute into the community college classroom and will give a series of ~15 minute presentations about effective teaching methods for oceanography classes.