[Coral-List] Education Partnerships Session at 2014 Ocean Sciences Meeting

Judy Lemus jlemus at hawaii.edu
Tue Aug 27 22:00:15 EDT 2013

I would like to draw your attention to the following session at the ASLO Ocean Sciences Meeting (Feb 2014 in Honolulu).  Please pass along to others you think may be interested as well.  

Session 066:  Collaborations and Partnerships in Ocean Research and Education

This session explores effective collaborative strategies and partnerships to advance ocean research and education by bringing together various stakeholders, including ocean scientists, educators, traditional practitioners, youth, environmental activists and other community members. The population of the Earth is now over 7 billion, and a large percentage live near the coast. This presents unprecedented challenges including (but not limited to) climate change, ocean acidification, coastal erosion, ecosystem health, food security, sustainability, and threats to human health. How are we going to tackle these 21st century challenges to coastal and marine environments and communities? Where do youth gain the knowledge and experience they need to gain respect and find value in the marine environment in order to act for conservation and better resource management? What role can traditional and local knowledge play in tackling education and other socio-ecological challenges in coastal and oceanic ecosystems and communities? Solving these challenges requires collaboration and partnerships, but how do we build them? We invite presentations that describe collaborative research and/or education projects, especially those that: (1) study the current status of the interaction of ocean scientists and science educators, and make recommendations for establishing and/or maintaining partnerships; (2) integrate traditional knowledge and western science; or (3) involve citizen science, service learning, youth activism and/or civic engagement. This session is not limited to a particular content area; submissions from any area of ocean science education or research are welcome. Both US and international perspectives are welcomed.

If you are working on any of these issues, please consider submitting an abstract to this session.  This session is a designated education session, meaning that you can submit an abstract to Session 66 in addition to submitting an abstract to a scientific session -- you don't have to choose between the two.  You can submit your abstract now or anytime through Oct 4 by clicking on this link. 

Judith D. Lemus, Ph.D.
Associate Specialist & Assistant Director
The Hawaiʻi Institute of Marine Biology
University of Hawaiʻi at Manoa
Coconut Island, P.O. Box 1346
Kaneʻohe, Hawaiʻi 96744
Phone: (808) 236-7422
Fax: (808) 236-7443
jlemus at hawaii.edu

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