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Bringing Shark Research on Cape Cod into Your Classroom



Dr. Camrin Braun, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI)

Megan Winton, Atlantic White Shark Conservancy (AWSC)

Education Presenters

Grace Simpkins, WHOI Sea Grant (WHOI SG) education specialist

Marianne Walsh, Atlantic White Shark Conservancy education director


WHOI Redfield Auditorium
45 Water Street
Woods Hole, MA 02543


February 15, 2023

About this workshop

Spend the day learning from top researchers from WHOI and the Atlantic White Shark Conservancy about sharks on Cape Cod. We will learn about current white shark research projects in the Northwest Atlantic, how these top predators interact with their environment, and share activities and curricula you can use in your classroom. This brand new middle school curriculum has hands-on classroom activities that focus on the underwater equipment used in shark tagging as well as discuss the historical events that have led to changes in marine wildlife on Cape Cod. Take home a thumb drive with background material and classroom activities and receive six PDPs. Parking is provided with details e-mailed after registration.

Workshop Agenda

Wednesday, February 15, 2023

8:45 – 9:15 -- Check-in at WHOI Redfield Auditorium.  Breakfast: pastries, coffee, juice, tea, water

9:15 – 9:30 --Introduction to WHOI Sea Grant and WHOI

9:30 – 10:30 -- Atlantic White Shark Science and Research, Dr. Camrin Braun, WHOI

10:30 – 10:45 -- Break

10:45 – 11:45 -- Atlantic White Shark Science and Research, Megan Winton, Atlantic White Shark Conservancy

11:45 – 1:00 -- LUNCH (provided).  Chat with speakers, discuss classroom integration, and explore WHOI Discovery Center

1:00 – 1:15 -- Split into 2 groups and proceed to afternoon sessions

1:15 – 2:15 -- Group 1 - Building Underwater Equipment, Grace Simpkins, WHOI SG; Group 2 - Rewilding Cape Cod, Marianne Long, AWSC

2:15 – 3:15 -- Groups swap locations and activities

3:30 - 4:00 -- Hand out PDPs and wrap up