C-MORE is bringing the exciting world of plankton to 50 of Hawaii’s public middle schools through our Microscopes in Middle Schools project. Teachers from Hawai‘i middle schools statewide will participate in a professional development workshop on microscopy, and they will leave the workshop with a digital video microscope, plankton net and associated supplies for their school. Click here to learn more.
C-MORE Science Kits offer lesson plans and materials for hands-on science activities in a self-contained format. They are designed for use with a range of grade levels. Each kit provides the information and supplies necessary for educators to teach their students about a particular topic in oceanography. These easy to use kits are a great resource for any classroom.Check them out! Also, each kit has a discussion forum where you can share ideas and ask questions, and where C-MORE educators answer questions and post updates.
C-MORE awards grants (up to $1500) to K-12 public school teachers to foster awareness in microbial science. Funds may be requested for equipment, consumable supplies, substitute teacher compensation to enable the teacher to participate in shipboard or laboratory experiences, bus transportation for field trips, and other projects related to microbial science. Every grant requires a C-MORE sponsor, so we expect this program to significantly promote interaction between C-MORE scientists, other stakeholders in science and education, K-12 teachers and students. To find a sponsor, please visit the C-MORE team page. Any member of the C-MORE team, including graduate students, can serve as a sponsor. Learn more about it on the GEMS page.
Approximately once a month, C-MORE and the Hawaii Ocean Time Series (HOT) program operate a four-day research cruise. K-12 teachers are invited to apply for the opportunity to join a C-MORE Scientist-Educator on selected cruises. Teachers will be able to participate in every aspect of sampling aboard the ship, and will be working alongside other teachers and scientists. Activities range from hands-on deck board sampling, processing and analysis of samples in the lab, as well as classroom exercises and lectures. Although teachers will learn about all aspects of oceanography during these cruises, particular emphasis will be placed on the exciting and emerging field of microbial oceanography! Learn more about it on the STARS page.
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