The National Ocean Sciences Bowl (NOSB) is happy to announce a special professional development opportunity for middle and high school educators nationwide. All educators are welcome to attend, and NOSB coaches are highly encouraged to participate.
The free online webinar series, beginning in December 19, 2012 and running through January 2013, will focus on the 2013 NOSB competition theme, The Great Lakes: A Window into Freshwater Science. The purpose of the series is to provide teachers with the opportunity to enhance their knowledge of topics related to freshwater environments, as well as science and policy issues relevant to the Great Lakes. NOSB coaches, please note: The seminar’s guest experts will be writing questions for the 2013 NOSB competitions!
Throughout the webinar series, guest experts will cover issues related to a number of the theme’s subtopics such as an overview of the Great Lakes (history and geography), basic limnology, and current issues, including invasive species. Each of the presenters will give a one hour live webinar presentation on their current research or topic of interest, followed by a 30 minute Q&A session.
The links to each of the webinars will be posted on the NOSB website at:
In addition to the live interactive portion of the webinars, there will also be asynchronous elements. Each presenter may post related educational resources on the NOSB webpage at:
http://www.nosb.org/professional-development, which will be available to you and your students to explore. Full video of the presentations will also be posted.