Science Education

The Education and Human Resources Committee has been actively working to identify and promote communication, collaboration and partnerships between ASLO research scientists and educators. Our charge is to develop and oversee education initiatives for the limnological and oceanographic professions. these can include the production of materials and activities to improve education, outreach and research activities. The committee is also charged with encouraging under-represented groups to participate in ASLO and in relevant professions.

ASLO Scientist Survey: With this mission in mind, ASLO and the Centers for Ocean Science Education Excellence Networked Ocean World (COSEE NOW) conducted a survey in January 2009 of the ASLO membership to gather data on the education involvement, practices and needs of ASLO members to improve the exchange of data and teaching practices between scientists and educators.

Exemplary Science Education Resources: The Science Education Resources pages introduce the best-of-the-best websites to help members find important information on grant writing and improving broader impacts, resources to help improve your effectiveness as a professor/educator including professional development opportunities, recommended EPO programs for scientists to get involved in EPO, and educational resources and references of value in proposal writing or participation in education projects.

In addition to these resources, ASLO members developed the popular Image Library. It contains several thousand images illustrating many aspects of aquatic science.

The ASLO publication Limnology and Oceanography e-Lectures provides authoritative, peer-reviewed lectures for undergraduate and graduate teaching.