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Sharing Ocean Acidification Resources for Communicators and Educators

This new 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 

The SOARCE series is back! The Fall series will continue with the following presentation:

Deep Sea Coral and Ocean Acidification: A Curriculum (tentative title)

Presenter: Rietta Hohman, Farallones Marine Sanctuary Association


Primary audience: Informal and formal educators

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

Registration info coming soon!

Previous webinars

pdfs of the presentations available to the right

Know your audience:  The golden rule of science communication applied to ocean acidification outreach

Presenters: Julia Roberson & Sarah Cooley, The Ocean Conservancy

Primary audience: Informal educators, Stakeholders

Date/time: Wednesday, March 19th, 3pm ET (12pm PT)

Communicating ocean acidification around the world: Stories and strategies of using narratives to communicate across barriers

Presenter: Alexis Valauri-Orton, Global Ocean Health

Primary Audience: Informal Educators, Stakeholders

Date/time: Wednesday, April 2nd, 4pm ET (1pm PST)

Bringing ocean acidification research to the classroom: A systems thinking approach

Presenter: Claudia Ludwig, Institute of Systems Biology

Primary audience: Teachers, Formal Educators

Date/Time: Wednesday, April 23rd, 3pm PT (6pm EST)

Project Website:

This work is funded by National Science Foundation OCE-0928561 (to Mónica V. Orellana and Nitin S. Baliga).

Ocean Acidification Data Visualizations: How to access and use IOOS data

Presenters: Jan Newton and Amy Sprenger, Northwest Association of Networked Ocean Observing Systems (NANOOS)

Primary Audience: Informal educators

Date/Time: Tuesday, June 24th 12pm PST (3pm EST)

Project Website:  Northwest Association of Networked Ocean Observing Systems

Recycling vs. Reducing CO2 : How to Frame the Issue of Ocean Acidification

Presenter: Alexis Bunten, The FrameWorks Institute

Primary Audience: Informal Educators & Communicators

Date/Time: Wednesday, Sept. 24th, 12pm PDT (3pm EDT)

Project website:—An online collection of Ocean Acidification educational resources

Presenters: Meg Chadsey (Washington State Sea Grant) & Paul Williams (Suquamish Tribe)

Primary Audience: Teachers, formal educators

Date/time: Wednesday, Oct. 15th 3pm PDT (6pm EDT)

Project website:

Ocean Acidification: Garden of the Salish Sea Curriculum

Presenters: Julie Hirsch & Eleanor Hines, Garden of the Salish Sea

Primary Audience: Formal and Informal Educators

Date/Time: Wednesday November 19th, 6pm EST (3pm PST)

Project website:

Teaching Ocean Acidification: A Walk-Through of Data and Online Resources for Educators

Presenter: Paulo Maurin, NOAA Coral Program

Primary audience: Informal and formal educators

Date/time: Wednesday, January 21st, 2015, 6pm EST (3pm PST, 1pm HST)

Project website:

Teaching Ocean Acidification: A virtual lab and tangible solutions for high school students

Presenter: Jason Hodin, Hopkins Marine Station,Stanford University

Primary audience: Informal and formal educators

Date/time: Wednesday, February 25th, 2015, 6pm EST (3pm PST)

Project website:

Ocean Acidification -  A Collaborative Response at Seattle Aquarium

Presenter: Nicole Killebrew, The Seattle Aquarium

Primary audience: Informal educators and stakeholders

Date/time: Wednesday, March 25th, 2015, 5pm EDT (2pm PDT)

Ocean Acidification: Dangers and Demonstrations

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, 4pm EDT

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

Presenter: Meg Chadsey, Washington State Sea Grant

Primary audience: Informal and formal educators

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

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

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

Primary audience: Formal educators

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




October 22nd, 2015: Deep Sea Corals and Ocean Acidification


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