Marine Science Outreach
Outreach to Local Schools and Teaching Experiences
SSU Marine Science students reinforce their scientific knowledge by teaching younger students. In recent years, all Marine Science students have graduated with teaching experience through outreach incorporated within their course requirements. These opportunities are expanding as part of the NSF EDGE Program. Each year, one undergraduate student is given the opportunity to gain extra experience in teaching and lesson planning preparation through the NSF GK-12 Outreach Internship. Several undergraduate and graduate students are hired each year to serve as camp instructors in the month long NOAA LMRCSC Ocean Literacy summer camp for Savannah children. Up to 8 graduate fellowships are awarded each year through the NSF GK-12 Program to enhance community skills of young graduate scientists. The GK-12 Fellows contribute 10 hours per week of instruction in local schools with the goal of infusing local research and locally relevant issues into Savannah classrooms. Their presence facilitates more hands-on instruction in the classroom setting. This year, our fellows are working in the Johnson High School oceanography and ecology classes, Charles Ellis Montessori Academy biology and physical science classes, Thunderbolt Elementary Marine Science Academy marine science classes, and with students visiting the Oatland Island Wildlife Center.
I’m Not a Student at SSU Yet, but I’d Like to Get Involved.
What Can I Do?
- Participate in the NOAA LMRCSC Coast Camp each summer.
- Participate in an NSF EDGE Estuarine Research Cruise in the local tidal creek.
- Volunteer to help collect data for the Phytoplankton Monitoring Network at the SSU dock.
- Meet our GK-12 fellows at Johnson High School and Oatland Island Wildlife Center and ask them about their research.
- Encourage your science teacher to participate in the NSF EDGE Estuarine Research Cruise on the Savannah River and you may be able to participate with them.
- Encourage your science teacher to participate in the NSF GK-12 Summer Ocean Literacy Workshop hosted by SSU and SkIO.
Attention K-12 Parents
in the Chatham County Area!
For more information on Marine Science outreach programs
and Coast Camp contact:
Ms. Sugeiry Rivera
SSU Box 20467
3219 College Street
Savannah, Georgia 31404