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

SOARCE Webinar

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

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

Primary audience: Formal educators

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

The Channel Islands National Park and Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary Ocean Acidification Curriculum is a series of middle school lessons about ocean acidification that use the Park and Sanctuary as the backdrop for learning about ocean acidification. In the first lesson, students learn what makes the Channel Islands and surrounding waters a unique habitat. In the following lessons, students learn about ocean acidification, what it is, and potential impacts to marine ecosystems.  Students also learn how to interpret ocean acidification data sets using real pH data from scientists at UC Santa Barbara.  In the final lesson, students learn what they can do to help reduce their carbon footprint and impact on the ocean.

About the Speakers:

Sarah Raskin is a science teacher at the Haydock Academy of Arts and Sciences in Oxnard, California.  She is currently working as a magnet schools grant coordinator at her school site to help facilitate Haydock’s transition to an arts and sciences academy with an emphasis on environmental science. Sarah seeks to find ways to connect her students to their local environment through science education.  Sarah has been teaching for over eleven years, in both Oxnard and Santa Cruz, California.

Doug Dubois earned his undergraduate degree at the University of California Santa Barbara in environmental studies. Besides his teaching credential, Doug DuBois is a bilingual credentialed educator.  He participated in a UCLA program for science teachers called Leadership in Marine Science. In this UCLA program he learned how to integrate ocean sciences into the classroom.  Doug has written numerous grants that relate to science and environmental education. He is currently helping Robert J. Frank Middle school transform into the Robert J Frank Academy of Marine Science and Engineering as the MSAP Site Coordinator.


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