NOAA Grant Will Bring Marine Science Education Inland
Mary Engels, Ph.D. student in Water Resources, has been awarded an education grant from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). For her project, titled “Pacific Marine National Monuments: Dynamic systems for educating the next generation of stewards,” Engels will develop curricula for grades 7-12 focused on the valuable marine resources that comprise the Pacific Marine National Monuments. She will work with a colleague, Laura Nelson, from the University of Washington to design lessons that can be taught individually or used in a sequence to form a complete unit. Engels hopes that bringing marine science education inland will help familiarize current students with the MNM and, in the longer term, build public support for NOAA’s critical management, preservation, and educational mandates.