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

SOARCE Webinar

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Presenter: Meg Chadsey, Washington State Sea Grant

Primary audience: Informal and formal educators

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

When speaking to general audiences about ocean acidification, demonstrations, activities and metaphors can really help you get your take-home points across. In this webinar, Meg Chadsey, Washington Sea Grant’s Ocean Acidification Specialist and liaison to NOAA Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory, will lead us through her interactive ‘OA 101’ presentation, pausing throughout to explain how the activities she uses illustrate key points about the chemistry, oceanography and biological impacts of ocean acidification. The best thing about Meg’s activities is that they don’t require a lab bench or fancy equipment, and you can source almost all of the materials from your own kitchen. After this webinar, you’ll be ready to take your own OA show on the road! 

About the Speaker: Meg Chadsey

As Washington Sea Grant’s Ocean Acidification Specialist and liaison to NOAA’s Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory, Meg supports scientists, stakeholders and the public in their efforts to understand, communicate, and address the problem. In the past year, she oversaw the production of two widely-disseminated OA fact sheets ’20 Facts About Ocean Acidification’ and ‘Ocean Acidification in the Pacific Northwest’, contributed to a highly-ranked phytoremediation proposal submitted to the Paul Allen Family Foundation’s ‘Ocean Challenge', and has trained educators in effective ways to teach about ocean acidification to a variety of grade bands. In 2012, she helped coordinate the Washington Blue Ribbon Panel on Ocean Acidification, and edited the Panel’s Science Summary. She has a bachelor’s degree from Cornell University and a doctorate in microbiology from the University of Washington.

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