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Environmental Literacy and Workforce Development


Sea Grant works to create a diverse workforce trained in marine science, technology, engineering, mathematics, law and policy. Training programs and education materials help build an environmentally literate workforce that understands and utilizes best available science to make informed decisions.

 

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Delaware Sea Grant provides professional development workshops for teachers to improve ocean literacy in the classroom. Photo credit: Christopher Katalinas, National Sea Grant Office

 

 

SEA GRANT WORK IN ENVIRONMENTAL LITERACY AND
WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT RESULTED IN*

430000

WORKSHOP AND CONFERENCE PARTICIPANTS

690

GRADUATES EMPLOYED IN DEGREE FIELD

500

NEW TOOLS DEVELOPED

781000

K-12 STUDENTS REACHED

*Metrics reported in July 2017 for work conducted February 1, 2016 to January 31, 2017. Graduates employed = Sea Grant-supported graduates who become employed in a career related to their degree within two years of graduation. New tools = Sea Grant developed tools to improve Environmental Literacy and Workforce Development. K-12 students reached through Sea Grant education efforts.

Environmental Literacy and Workforce Development Featured Impacts

Meet Sea Grant Experts Enhancing 

Environmental Literacy and Workforce Development


Christopher Petrone

Marine Education Specialist, Delaware Sea Grant - Christopher works with students and teachers at all levels. His education programs span the topics of marine science, environmental science, renewable energy and climate change. 


"Teachers are getting different experiences and perspectives on the science we are doing in the state that they can then take back into the classroom."

Mark Wiley

Assistant Director for Marine Education, New Hampshire Sea Grant - Mark coordinates N.H. Sea Grant's marine education efforts and is also the director of the University of New Hampshire's marine docent program.


"I do the training of the new docents and really start them on that path...it's then other docents that provide them with the kind of experiences, wisdom and tips that make them really effective educators."

Paul Focazio

Director of Communications, New York Sea Grant - Paul oversees the development and production of New York Sea Grant publications and products, writes and edits NYSG's e-newsletters, sends press releases to media, and supervises Web development activities.


"Making science accessible and people aware of what we do and the importance of project findings and subsequent impacts is vital for the longevity and relevance of the program."

Environmental Literacy and Workforce Development Stories and News

NOAA Sea Grant and Fisheries announce 2018 Joint Fellowship Recipients

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NOAA Sea Grant and Fisheries announce 2018 Joint Fellowship Recipients

The National Marine Fisheries Service-Sea Grant Joint Fellowship program supports students pursuing doctoral degrees in population and ecosystem dynamics as well as marine resource economics. The program is a focused workforce development effort to train highly qualified professionals in areas of critical need for NOAA’s science-based approach to fisheries management.

Sea Grant and partners work together to restore culturally important wild rice

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Sea Grant and partners work together to restore culturally important wild rice

Michigan, Minnesota, and Wisconsin Sea Grant programs along with NOAA's Office for Coastal Management and many tribal and local partners are working together to increase community awareness about the cultural and ecological importance of native wild rice. 

Getting Students Hooked on Science

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Getting Students Hooked on Science

Maryland Sea Grant partners with teachers to bring aquaculture into the classroom

Maryland Sea Grant is working to increase environmental literacy by partnering with teachers to bring aquaculture into the classroom.

USC Sea Grant publishes lessons learned from community engagement efforts

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USC Sea Grant publishes lessons learned from community engagement efforts

The Stakes are Rising: Lessons on Engaging Coastal Communities on Climate Adaptation in Southern California was published in the Cities and the Environment journal in November 2017

USC Sea Grant has worked with communities in southern California for over six years on climate adaptation planning. They analyzed their efforts and published the analysis in the Cities and the Environment Journal.

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