The 2005 Ocean Observing Educator Institute workshop was themed “Seasons in the Sea: Understanding Change in the Gulf of Maine through Buoys, Boats and Satellites.” Held at the University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH, this workshop focused on the seasonal changes that occur in the ocean in plants and animals much as they do on land.

Mrs. Johnette H. Williams and Ms. Jasmine Charity, of Camelot Elementary School in Chesapeake, Virginia, Dr. Stephanie Johnson, Prinicipal of Camelot Elementary School, and Diane Watkins, Principal of Cedar Road Elementary attended the workshop in New Hampshire. While there, Mrs. WIlliams and Ms. Charity also gave a presentation entitled "Oh Say Can You See... What You See in the Sea".

This workshop provided participants with new material, land and ocean research experience, and classroom activities for delivering ocean science subject matter. Participants utilized computers and web based information to learn about the Gulf of Maine. By tracking changes in plant and animal patterns, teachers were able to track seasonal changes.

UNH Coastal Observing Center
Gulf of Maine Ocean Observing System
1704 Weeksville Road, Box 672, Elizabeth City, North Carolina 27909
Phone (252) 335-3696 Fax (252) 335-3790