Education Activities

Ocean Sciences Storyteller Series

The Storytellers Series utilizes existing public spaces, like libraries and their story times, as opportunities for outreach focused on the aquatic sciences. We work together with the meeting’s local organizing committee and their contacts in the community to approach community members about the opportunity to read aquatic science children’s books during these dedicated story times, or similar events. In tandem with the Storytellers Series, ASLO has compiled an “ASLO-approved list of children’s books,” too. While the children and parents seem to enjoy the readings, it’s the interactions and shared excitement around meeting a scientist and learning about the work we do that seems to be the most special aspect of the activity. In practice, the activity is a book reading-career day mash-up. The Storytellers Series is as much about reaching out as it is about renewing and reflecting on the wonders of our oceans and our science. This time around at OSM 2022, we have the great honor of joining Ocean Day at the Waikiki Aquarium on Saturday February 26, 2022. We’ll be presenting alongside other activity and information booths sponsored by local agencies and non-profits. The in-person and virtual formats of the meeting present an opportunity to broaden the Storytellers Series by conducting in-person events and broadcasting virtual interactions. We're seeking volunteer readers and guests to help us build our digital Storytellers Series. We strive to exhibit the diverse voices of our ocean sciences community, so please do not hesitate to inquire about how you can become involved in this fun and rewarding activity! If you’re interested in participating in the Storyteller Series, please contact Allison Fong at

Lead Organizer: Allison Fong, Ocean Networks Canada,

Date and Time: : Tuesday, 3/1/2022 09:00 PM to 3/1/2022 10:00 PM (US EST)
Location: Room 01

Date and Time:  Wednesday, 3/2/2022 09:00 PM to 3/2/2022 10:00 PM (US EST)
Location: Room 02

Date and Time:  Thursday, 3/3/2022 09:00 PM to 3/3/2022 10:00 PM (US EST)
Location: Room 02

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