SciREN 2015!

Last week I took part in the 2015 edition of SciREN Coast, an event that brings together researchers and teachers to get marine science into the classroom.  This year’s workshop was even bigger and better than last year’s, with 113 teachers from 13 North Carolina counties.  There were also some new features added to the event, the most important of which is the SciREN Portal, which functions as a one-stop shop to allow teachers and researchers to stay in touch, develop lesson plans, and arrange in-class visits.

Like last year, I put together a lesson plan based on my shark research, this time focusing on the inshore shark survey in Back Sound.  The lesson plan and accompanying documents are available on the SciREN Portal, but I’ve also added them to the Teaching Resources page here on the blog.  You can find it by clicking on the three-lined icon on the top left of the page.

And of course an important part of sharing lesson plans is presentation, so here’s what my table looked like at this year’s SciREN.