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The Maury Project Information
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Training Opportunities

Training Materials

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Biographical Note

Maury Peer Trainers

Dr. James A. Brey
Maury Project
American Meteorological Society
Tel: 202-737-1043

Dr. David R. Smith
Maury Project
U.S. Naval Academy
Tel: 410-293-6553


Maury Project Training Opportunities

The program has two teacher enhancement components: (a) summer workshop training, and (b) peer-led training sessions. The workshop phase is held each summer at the United States Naval Academy (USNA) in Annapolis, Maryland, for 24 new participants. This two-week phase includes intensive training sessions including lectures, tutorials, seminars, research cruises, hands-on laboratory exercises, and field trips. Trainers include faculty members from USNA, scientists from National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and other organizations, and professional science educators.

In component (b), the teachers trained in the USNA workshop conduct single-topic sessions on an on-going basis, for their peers within their home states, using single topic teaching materials developed by AMS specifically for this purpose. These training sessions, one to two hours in length, are offered by Maury Peer Trainers on a variety of topics treating the physical foundations of oceanography.

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The Maury Project is an initiative of the American Meteorological Society in cooperation with the United States Naval Academy and the Naval Meteorology and Oceanography Command, and is directly supported by the Office of Naval Research (ONR Grant No. N000141410148). Past support came from the Teacher Enhancement Program of the National Science Foundation (NSF Grant No. ESI-9353370). NOAA provides in-kind support for the Maury Project summer workshop.

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