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: Data in the Classroom
Ocean acidification is a complex problem affecting the world's ocean – it presents unique challenges in the areas of science, policy, management, and also in education – how can we effectively teach about it? This hands-on session will cover products developed by NOAA Coral Program and partners that help educators teach key scientific concepts behind ocean acidification while engaging audiences, and will walk through how to use and interpret real ocean acidification data, conduct interactive virtual experiments, and where to guide audiences so they can further explore the topic.
About the Speaker:
Paulo Maurin has worked for the NOAA Coral Program since 2008, coordinating educational and fellowship development, including environmental data literacy products and serving in NOAA's Education Council; he has also worked as part of the USAID helping build local government management capacity in the Coral Triangle region, particularly in ecosystem approaches to fisheries management; and currently serves as Management Liaison for the Coral Program in Hawaii. He received his PhD from the University of Hawaii studying marine stakeholders and co-management structures of local coastal resources.