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USC Sea Grant is committed to providing professional development to enhance the integration of current ocean science research in K-14 education programs. This is accomplished through building collaborative partnerships and supporting bridges across disciplines. USC Sea Grant has created a large and ever-growing web of connections among scientists, educators, students and the public that serves as the basis for the success of our programs. Collaborators include our advisory board members, scientists, graduate students, and formal and informal educators. A special effort is made to meet identified needs of informal science education centers and to incorporate current science research. Online curricula resources are available on this website. Collaborative educator workshops include the Western Regional WISE Aquatic Invasive Species professional development, Boeing Teacher Institute, Key to the Sea, all developed with our program partners.

Ocean Literacy Summit 2019

On February 25, 2019 the National Marine Educators Association and Tall Ships America held a 1-day Ocean Literacy summit in San Pedro. The conference theme was Raising Our Sails, Raising a Workforce. View resources from the summit here...

Center for Ocean Sciences Education Excellence (COSEE) West

COSEE-West was part of the National Science Foundation-funded COSEE network, a catalytic, multi-faceted collaboration developed to integrate ongoing research in the ocean sciences with K-12 education and informal education outreach. COSEE-West was designed to enhance ocean sciences awareness in the ethnically diverse greater Los Angeles region, and is a model for other major urban regions. Learn more...

Watershed and Invasive Species Education (WISE) Program

The West Coast Sea Grant WISE program is dedicated to helping teachers learn about emerging watershed issues that engage students in science learning and community action. Now more than ever, watersheds are straining under the weight of emerging issues such as climate change, invasive species, and contaminants. Learn more...

Los Angeles Charter School Science Partnership (LACSSP)

LACSSP was an initiative of California Department of Education’s California Mathematics and Science Partnership (CaMSP) from April 2010 through June 2013. Learn more...

Key to the Sea

Key to the Sea is free marine environmental education program for teachers and elementary school children (K-5) in Los Angeles County developed by a collaborative of marine educators and delivered by partners. Learn more...

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