The Narragansett Bay Classroom offers two graduate level science courses geared toward educators. These courses provide marine science and global change content information and include the development of inquiry-based activityies for the classroom. These classes give teachers the opportunity to apply marine and earth sciences in support of the new RI Science Grade Span Expectations.
Oceanography for Educators
OCG 507, 3 graduate credits
Learn more about marine life, the properties of seawater, structure of the oceans, atmospheric and oceanic interactions, and coastal processes. The relationship of these topics to Rhode Island's marine environment will be highlighted. Course includes application of ocean science content to support the new RI Science Grade Span Expectations and development of inquiry-based activities for the classroom.
Where and When: Coastal Institute, URI Narragansett Bay Campus. Eight Wednesday classroom sessions, 4:00 pm to 6:30 pm (October 6, 13, 20, and November 3, 10,17, and December 1, 8) AND three 6-hour Saturday field sessions, 9:00 am to 3:00 pm (October 9, 16, and 30).
Fee: $650 per person (additional $175 fee must be paid separately to CCE if requesting credit). Registration through the Narragansett Bay Classroom is required (call 401-874-6500 to register - DO NOT register through eCampus). Purchase of a textbook is required.
Global Environmental Change Education
OCG 508, 3 graduate credits
This oceanography course covers a comprehensive suite of topics related to
Earth's changing environments, including changes to the ocean and atmosphere and related implications for human health, society, and governments. Discussions center on relevant topics, such as world population growth, biodiversity, national legislation and international mitigation options. Saturday field sessions will introduce students to Rhode Island's changing coastal environments. Projects include development of inquiry-based activities for use in the classroom.
Where and When: Location, time and dates to be announced shortly.
Fee: $650 per person (additional $175 fee paid separately to CCE if
requesting credit). Registration through the Narragansett Bay Classroom is
required (call 401-874-6211 to register - DO NOT register through eCampus). Purchase of textbook is also required.
Registration must be made directly through the Narragansett Bay Classroom Registrar (401-874-6500) and NOT through the eCampus system. Because these courses are offered as part of the Special Programs component of the College of Continuing Education, fees for OCG 507 and OCG 508 must be paid directly to the Narragansett Bay Classroom and NOT paid to URI as part of regular tuition payments or tuition waivers.