Location: Jacques Cousteau Coastal Education Center, Tuckerton, NJ

What to Bring

  • Laptop


  • Explore data portals and provided data set

Monday, August 12 – Day 1

Time Topic, Objectives, & Activities
5–8:30pm Icebreaker Activity: Polar Challenge (Oliver and McDonnell)
Orientation to the Study Site (Oliver and Kohut)
  • What are the scientific goals of SWARM?
  • What are the educational goals of SWARM and Polar CAP?
  • Integration of the Polar Literacy Principles (Hotaling and McDonnell)

Tuesday, August 13 – Day 2

TimeTopic, Objectives, & Activities
8:30amWelcome Back (McDonnell)
Participants share (5 minutes each)
  • Why did you apply for this workshop?
  • Based on your background, what do you want to get out of this experience?
  • Based on your experience, what are the benefits/challenges of teaching with data based on your experience?
9:30amSWARM Research Overview
Physical Oceanography (Kohut)
  • Link to Slides
  • Activity: Codar data set
  • Activity: Glider data set
  • Activity: T/S diagram/density tanks
Systems Thinking/Conceptual Model Activity (Ferraro)
10:45amSWARM Research Overview
Biological Oceanography (Oliver)
1:00pmObservational Data and Modeling (Mike)
3:00pmDiscuss how we Develop and Refine Testable Questions
4:30pmIntroduction to Team Kriller
5:30pmBreak for Day
6:30pmDinner at local restaurant

Wednesday, August 14 – Day 3

TimeTopic, Objectives, & Activities
8:30am Welcome Back / Dive into Data / Station rotation
  1. Static in time/changing in location (HF Radar data set)
    • West Antarctic Peninsula (Off Palmer Station) on February 01, 2015 at 0000 GMT – Data FileImage File
    • West Antarctic Peninsula (Off Palmer Station) on Feb. 01, 2015 at 1100 GMT – Data FileImage File
  2. Changing in time/static in location (Glider data)
    • 2015_Palmer_Glider_0-10m is a time series record of oceanographic conditions averaged over the top 10m at the stationary glider in 2015.
    • 2015_Palmer_Glider_80-90m is a time series record of oceanographic conditions averaged over the top 10m at the stationary glider in 2015.
  3. Changing in time/changing in location (Historical penguin data)
  4. West Antarctic Peninsula model output
11:00amWork Session (scientists/educators brainstorm)
  • Decide what science question to address and ideas for how to address the question with data provided.
  • Report out. How do see using the data in your classroom? What are the additional tools we need to work with the data with our students?
1:30pmSWARM Action Planning
2:15pmAction Planning with workgroups
3:30pmEngagement Planning
  • What can we do to expand the pool of teachers and students involved in SWARM?
5:30pmBreak for Day
6:30pmDinner – evening work session if needed

Thursday, August 15 – Day 4

Time Topic, Objectives, & Activities
8:30am Breakfast
9:00am Presentations from teachers
  • How will you use SWARM data in your classroom during the 2019-20 school year include: a) number of students you plan to engage; b) how will you engage others in the SWARM project?
12:00pm End of program