Citizen Science, Education, & Outreach by the Southwest Acoustic Ecology Lab
Encouraging public participation in scientific research
The study of sound in the ocean is interdisciplinary and considers math, physics, electronics, computer science, and ecology. This provides a natural opportunity for community engagement in formal education (K-12), informal science learning (museums), and online crowd-sourced citizen science participation.
By initiating creative approaches for public participation in our science, we hope these efforts will lead to:
- New avenues for increasing scientific literacy
- Increase diversity in ocean sciences
- Encourage ‘out of the box’ ideas for new avenues of research
- Expand data collection/analysis potential
NGSS Curricula co-created with San Diego K-12 teachers
- Elementary: Dolphins have needs
- Middle school: You can recognize different species by the sounds that they make
- High school: Ocean noise pollution impacts marine mammals
Learn more about opportunities through our Sound Bytes Science Blog, Interactive Science Exploration Map, and with these videos on Ocean Sounds, Science Education, and more.