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.

UPCOMING WEBINARS

Pteropods as indicators of global change: From research to education

Tuesday, April 18, 2017, 6-7 PM EDT

Presented by: Kevin Johnson, PhD Candidate, University of California Santa Barbara

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The shelled pteropods in the genus Limacina have been identified as an indicator species for monitoring the advancement of ocean acidification throughout the world’s oceans. This is primarily due to the sensitive nature of pteropod shells to changes in the pH of the ocean. In this presentation we will focus on pteropods in the Southern Ocean and use scanning electron micrographs to discuss the effects ocean acidification has on pteropod shells. We will cover information we have learned from laboratory experiments and field collections in both the Southern Ocean and the California Current Ecosystem to inspire use of this indicator organism in educational settings. 

About Kevin Johnson: Kevin Johnson is a PhD. Candidate studying under Prof. Gretchen Hofmann at the University of California, Santa Barbara in the department of Ecology, Evolution, and Marine Biology. Kevin’s work focuses on the effects of ocean acidification and ocean warming on two closely related pteropods: Limacina helicina antarctica and Limacina helicina helicina. The majority of this work has focused on characterizing the molecular response of Limacina spp. to the effects of acidification and warming, and documenting pteropod shell dissolution levels in nature.

*pdfs of the presentations are available in the "Webinar Archives" below.  If you'd like a video recording of the webinar please email noaa.oceanacification@noaa.gov to make a request.


WEBINAR ARCHIVES

Exploring Deep Sea Coral Communities of West Coast National Marine Sanctuaires and Understanding Threats Such as Ocean Acidification

Exploring Deep Sea Coral Communities of West Coast National Marine Sanctuaires and Understanding Threats Such as Ocean Acidification

SOARCE Webinar

Presenter: Rietta Hohman, Greater Farallones National Marine Sanctuary 

Primary audience: Informal and formal educators 

Date/time: Thursday, October 22nd, 6pm ET (3pm PT)

Thursday, October 22, 2015/Author: Jennifer Mintz/Number of views (310)/Comments (0)/
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Channel Islands National Park and Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary NGSS and Common Core aligned Middle School Ocean Acidification Curriculum

Channel Islands National Park and Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary NGSS and Common Core aligned Middle School Ocean Acidification Curriculum

SOARCE Webinar

Presenters: Sarah Raskin & Doug DuBois, Oxnard Unified School District

Primary audience: Formal educators

Date/time: Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015, 6pm ET (3pm PT)

Wednesday, September 2, 2015/Author: Jennifer Mintz/Number of views (301)/Comments (0)/
Simple ocean acidification demos you can do (almost) anywhere with (almost) no budget

Simple ocean acidification demos you can do (almost) anywhere with (almost) no budget

SOARCE Webinar

Presenter: Meg Chadsey, Washington State Sea Grant

Primary audience: Informal and formal educators

Date/time: Thursday May 28th, 2015, 3pm EDT (12pm PDT)

Thursday, May 28, 2015/Author: Jennifer Mintz/Number of views (352)/Comments (0)/
Ocean Acidification: Dangers and Demonstrations

Ocean Acidification: Dangers and Demonstrations

SOARCE Webinar

Presenters: Scott Doney, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute & Jim Foley, Center for Microbial Oceanography: Research & Education

Primary audience: Informal and formal educators, stakeholders

Date/time: Thursday April 30th, 2015, 4pm EDT

Thursday, April 30, 2015/Author: Jennifer Mintz/Number of views (313)/Comments (0)/
PMEL Director to Speak at Sound Conversations 2015

PMEL Director to Speak at Sound Conversations 2015

NOAA Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory

On Thursday, April 2nd, NOAA/PMEL Director Chris Sabine will discuss NOAA’s role in detecting ocean acidification and measuring community vulnerability to understand risk during Sound Conversations at the Seattle Aquarium.  The Seattle Aquarium hosted the 3rd phase of the Wendy Schmidt Ocean Health XPRIZE aimed at developing affordable and accurate pH sensors. As a leader in ocean acidification research and detection, NOAA/PMEL scientists are providing validation measurements for the XPRIZE contest.

Wednesday, April 1, 2015/Author: Anonym/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/
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