A New Wave In Education -- Bringing The Ocean To The Classroom

March 11, 1998

Students may be able to dive into their schoolwork in a whole new way with an educators' guide NOAA is providing to teachers.

More than 55,000 teachers around the country have received a Year of the Ocean Educators Guide that gives seventh- and eighth-grade science teachers new ideas for teaching about the ocean. The United Nations has declared 1998 the International Year of the Ocean to educate the public about the important role the ocean plays in our daily lives.

The educators guides are designed so that teachers can fit the class activities and projects into existing curricula.

Students can learn:The goal is to get students to know and love the ocean so that they grow into adults who want to protect the ocean.

For more information, contact:
Joyce Gross, 202-482-8360

--March 16-17: JASON project
--April 24: EARTH DAY Visit the web site at www.yoto.noaa.gov
--May-September: EXPO 98: "Oceans, A Heritage for the Future, Lisbon, Portugal
-- June 8 -OCEANS DAY

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

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