Project Ocean

Project Ocean
Important Notice: Project Ocean will not be offered for Summer 2024 while we find a new source of funding for the course and plan for future offerings. We anticipate that the next time this course will be offered is in Summer 2025. Please feel free to read over these pages to better understand what Project Ocean is about. Please note, however, that specific details of how the course is conducted are subject to change (for example, we can already share that Project Ocean will NOT be a formal course at Pennsylvania Western University and therefore will not have graduate credits associated with this course).

Also, you are welcome to check out our other two summer courses (Project Atmosphere and/or Project Ice), which will be running in Summer 2024 (more information on the 2024 offerings will be available later this fall).

exploring the physical foundations of oceanography

Project Ocean is a comprehensive teacher professional development course rooted in physical oceanography. It is directed toward improving teacher effectiveness in generating interest and understanding in science, technology, and mathematics among pre-college students.

The AMS has a long-term interest in pre-college ocean science education. It serves the atmospheric and related oceanic and hydrologic sciences, and publishes oceanographic research journals.

Major components of Project Ocean include (a) the identification and training of a cadre of master ocean science education resource teachers who will assist the AMS in training other pre-college teachers on ocean science topics, and (b) the development and implementation of scientifically accurate and pedagogically sound instructional resource materials for teachers.