Consortium for Oceanographic Activities for Students and Teachers
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI LONG BEACH
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The Consortium for Oceanographic Activities for Students and Teachers COAST, funded by the Office of Naval Research as part of the National Oceanographic Partnership Program is a working collaborative designed to effectively deliver oceanographic and coastal processes education to K-12 teachers. Each of the three, COAST partners offers expertise in different areas and through focused efforts at specific educational levels using the broadest spectrum of methodologies and materials for ocean science education, as well as a nationwide telecommunications infrastructure. The COAST partners include Operation Pathfinder, represented by The University of Southern Mississippi, the National Sea Grant College Program, 29 State Sea Grant College Programs, and the National Marine Educators Association, is a national inservice program for elementary and middle school teachers of predominantly minority students and the development of curricular materials the Ocean Voyagers Program, represented by St. Norbert College, is a middle school teacher preservice training system featuring integrated curriculum development, World Wide Web page construction and maintenance, and teachers-to-sea experiences and STARBOARD Stimulating Teachers About Resources for Broad Oceanographic Research Delivery, represented by Mississippi State University, is a high school level effort combining training with teacher-student research partnerships to leverage computational science tools for ocean science research.
- Physical and Dynamic Oceanography