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Office for Coastal Management, 2023: Creating an Alliance of Scientists and Educators in Virginia - NERRS/NSC(NERRS Science Collaborative),

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Title: Creating an Alliance of Scientists and Educators in Virginia - NERRS/NSC(NERRS Science Collaborative)
Short Name: Creating an Alliance of Scientists and Educators in Virginia - NERRS/NSC(NERRS Science Collaborative)
Status: Completed
Publication Date: 2017-09-01

Education specialists from the Chesapeake Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve in Virginia and the Virginia Institute of Marine Science's Marine Advisory Services are collaborating to create the Virginia Scientists and Educators Alliance. Modeled after a similar network formed in North Carolina, the alliance will connect educators and researchers through a variety of networking opportunities. This includes graduate student training in lesson plan development, the development and piloting of those lesson plans, and sharing of all lesson plans developed via a lesson plan expo in the spring of 2017. This science transfer project was funded by NOAA through the National Estuarine Research Reserve System Science Collaborative to promote the use of science. It did not produce any new data.


This project confronts two critical obstacles to the advancement of public understanding of science. First, there is a need for K-12 teaching resources and professional development that will help teachers demonstrate scientific research practices and teach critical thinking skills. Second, while the best source of authentic, current, and topical research examples is scientists themselves, research scientists are often poorly trained to communicate their science to a broad audience.

This project will enhance K-12 science curriculum by providing teachers with resources that offer authentic examples of the research process and how science is applied to solve problems. It will also enhance graduate students' science communication skills by providing formal training and an opportunity to translate their research into activities for secondary classrooms.


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Supplemental Information:

Sarah McGuire

Chesapeake Bay NERR, VA

Virginia Institute of Marine Science

(804) 684-7878


Chesapeake Bay NERR, VA

Virginia Institute of Marine Science, Marine Advisory Services

Virginia Sea Grant


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Data Set Scope Code: Data Set
Maintenance Frequency: As Needed
Distribution Liability:

The distributor does not assume liability.

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Metadata Contact

CC ID: 596076
Date Effective From: 2017-10-31
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Cothran, Jeremy
Email Address:


CC ID: 598487
Date Effective From: 2015-09
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): McGuire, Sarah
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Currentness Reference: Ground Condition

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CC ID: 596075
W° Bound: -76.91
E° Bound: -76.35
N° Bound: 37.6
S° Bound: 37.2

Chesapeake Bay, VA NERR

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CC ID: 596074
Time Frame Type: Range
Start: 2015-09-01
End: 2017-08-01

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Security Class: Unclassified
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Data Use Constraints:

Cite this dataset when used as a source: NOAA retains the right to analyze, synthesize and publish summaries of the NERRS/NSC data. The NERRS/NSC retains the right to be fully credited for having collected and process the data. Following academic courtesy standards, the NERR site where the data were collected should be contacted and fully acknowledged in any subsequent publications in which any part of the data are used. The data enclosed within this package/transmission are only as accurate as the quality assurance and quality control procedures that are described in the associated metadata reporting statement allow. The user bears all responsibility for its subsequent use/misuse in any further analyses or comparisons. The Federal government does not assume liability to the Recipient or third persons, nor will the Federal government reimburse or indemnify the Recipient for its liability due to any losses resulting in any way from the use of this data. Requested citation format: NOAA National Estuarine Research Reserve System (NERRS) Science Collaborative(NSC).



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Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 47695
GUID: gov.noaa.nmfs.inport:47695
Metadata Record Created By: Jeremy Cothran
Metadata Record Created: 2017-10-31 15:32+0000
Metadata Record Last Modified By: SysAdmin InPortAdmin
Metadata Record Last Modified: 2022-08-09 17:11+0000
Metadata Record Published: 2019-11-08
Owner Org: OCM
Metadata Publication Status: Published Externally
Do Not Publish?: N
Metadata Last Review Date: 2019-11-08
Metadata Review Frequency: 1 Year
Metadata Next Review Date: 2020-11-08