At Woods Hole Sea Grant, the goal of Outreach and Education activities is active and effective dissemination of Sea Grant information, research, and technology. By reaching out to audiences in an attempt to answer questions, increase environmental awareness, improve science literacy, and bridge the gap between marine research and an informed and knowledgeable public, the Sea Grant outreach effort is making significant contributions to citizens and organizations within the Commonwealth of Massachusetts as well as the northeast region and the nation.
Outreach and Education Resources
The Beachcomber’s Companion is an easy-to-use guide to common Atlantic coast marine invertebrates. Each set includes 50 colorful marine invertebrate identification cards, a mesh collecting bag, a species checklist with erasable marking pencil, and a handy clip for your beach bag. Click here to order a set! And be sure to visit our companion website, www.beachcomberscompanion.org, to go virtual beachcombing, send a friend an e-postcard, and more!
The site offers profiles of people working in the marine sciences, and includes overviews of the fields of marine biology, oceanography, ocean engineering, a look at what the future is likely to hold for careers in these fields, links to a wide range of additional resources, information on salaries, frequently asked questions, and more.
The Massachusetts Coastal Training Program (CTP) provides support, training, and information to communities so they can better manage the coastal resources so vital to their economies and way of life. The program gives decision makers information, tools, and skills to improve decisions that affect the health of the state’s coastal areas including the North Shore, Boston Area, South Shore, Buzzards Bay, and the Cape & Islands.
SEMCO (Southeastern Massachusetts Coastal Outreach) Listserve
This listserve was created to help enhance the communication of coastal outreach organizations in southeastern Massachusetts and provides an easy way of communicating your announcements, needs, and resources in one easy step.