Woods Hole Sea Grant conducts a range of outreach activities to help build a competent workforce that is literate in science, technology, engineering and mathematics in order to meet the global challenges of the 21st century. Our work is directed at not only the next generation of scientists and engineers, but also those who will develop new approaches to managing resources, and the general public who will make decisions.
As part of our mission, Sea Grant works to improve the environmental literacy of the general public, to inform teachers and informal educators of new advances in science and technology, to inform decision makers of advances in science that informs policy, and to assist in the training of undergraduate, graduate, postdoctoral, and law students. Each of these diverse audiences requires a different approach in providing technical information that will enhance opportunities for learning.
Our efforts include:
» The Fundamentals of Shellfish Farming - 8-week course for potential and new shellfish farmers
» Aquaculture Internships in Massachusetts - a paid internship program to grow seafood in Massachusetts
» The Coast, Ocean, and Stewardship (COAST) program for students
» Conservation and Floodplain Manager trainings/network
» Engaging Citizen Science: Improving Water Quality in Waquoit Bay