Partnering With Scientists

The Center for Ocean Sciences Education Excellence (COSEE)

One of the ways we promote awareness and study of ocean sciences is by facilitating collaborations between scientists and educators. The Center for Ocean Science Education Excellence-California (COSEE CA) is dedicated to creating these partnerships.

By integrating ocean education and research, COSEE CA improves ocean literacy in our community. This organization is a partnership between:

  • Lawrence Hall of Science, University of California, Berkeley
  • Scripps Institution of Oceanography (Scripps), University of California, San Diego
  • College of Exploration
  • San Diego Unified School District
  • University of Hawaii

COSEE CA developed and disseminates the award winning Communicating Ocean Sciences courses; co-leads the Ocean Literacy Campaign; and designs tools for Teaching Ocean Sciences in the 21st Century Classroom. Our Center launched the MARE Center at Scripps, developed the Marine Sciences Careers website, and helps scientists interested in education and outreach.

COSEE CA develops tools, programs and courses that are in widespread use throughout the nation. Our programs meet the needs of ocean scientists, K-12 teachers and students, informal educators, and undergraduate and graduate science students.