Partnering With Scientists

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As scientific knowledge of our world continues to grow, educating the public about advances in scientific research ensures that people can make informed choices related to public policy and to the improvement of their own lives.

We promote strategic collaborations between scientists and educators—to provide the public with the most up to date and accessible information possible.

The Hall helps scientists to improve their own communication skills, and to develop museum exhibits, websites, curriculum units and outreach programs that put students, teachers, and the public into direct contact with cutting edge discoveries. We work with leaders in the field, researchers, and students who are passionate about doing science but need support to communicate about the importance of their work to all of our daily lives.

We provide K–12 and informal educators with opportunities to collaborate directly with scientists, and to connect them not only to the content, but also to the nature of science itself, and what it is like to think like a scientist. This enables educators to apply newly gained science knowledge to better meet the needs of their students.

Program Offerings and Associations

Communicating Ocean Sciences: Instructors' Workshops

These workshops are for scientists who are interested in teaching a college course on how to build understanding of science with a broad public audience including students, the media, and policy makers.

Consulting Services

Hall experts help scientists develop education and outreach programs as part of their research agenda, including Broader Impact Statements and Education Outreach components for grant proposals. Contact our leadership team for more information.

The Center for Ocean Sciences Education Excellence (COSEE)

The Hall is a key member and the host site of COSEE CA, which is dedicated to creating strong partnerships between scientists, educators, and the public.

Collaborative Approach to Learning: Bridging Language and Science Teaching

Read about our grant-funded teacher development program connecting K–12 teachers in Oakland with UC Berkeley scientists.