Sharing Ocean Acidification Resources for Communicators and Educators

This webinar series provides ocean acidification communication tools to formal & informal educators, and stakeholders across the country. One of its primary goals, is to promote a more integrated and effective ocean acidification education community by sharing ocean acidification education and communication activities virtually. With awareness of and access to these resources, the ocean acidification education and communication community will be able to utilize and continue to create cutting edge communication tools that incorporate current scientific and communication research.

This series is jointly sponsored by the NOAA National Marine Sanctuaries and Ocean Acidification Program.


Next webinar to be held February of 2017!

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Visualizing Change: New Tools for Educators

Visualizing Change: New Tools for Educators


Author: Jennifer Mintz - NOAA Federal/Monday, December 19, 2016/Categories: education & outreach, SOARCE Archive

Visualizing Change: New Tools for Educators

Would you like tools to help interpret complex, global-scale data and issues like ocean acidification in engaging and empowering ways?  This webinar reviewed such tools, developed by the Visualizing Change project – a partnership of six informal science education institutions with social scientists and data scientists supported by a grant from NOAA. The project recently released a new, free, set of tools at The tools are designed based on social and cognitive research, with the objective to help the public to understand causes, consequences, and appropriate responses to global scale issues such as climate change and ocean acidification.  During this webinar, we will review the toolkit, focusing primarily on ocean acidification, and why and how it was developed.

About the Speaker:


John C. Anderson is Director of Education at New England

Aquarium, where he leads efforts  to develop programs that foster an ethic of ocean stewardship for audiences from school students to families to teachers.  He has helped to lead several climate change education projects including the National Network for Ocean and Climate Change Interpretation and the Visualizing Change project. He’s interested in continuing to learn from theoretical research and from assessment of educational practices about how to effectively engage audiences from all walks of life in seeing themselves as empowered agents of change.  Anderson earned his MA in biology from Boston University and his BA in biology from Oberlin College and is a Senior Fellow of the Environmental Leadership Program. 




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